Thursday, May 24, 2012

Instant Mango Pickle

My favorite drink is mango lassi, favorite flavored rice - mango rice, favorite dessert - mango kulfi, favorite fruit - mango. OK you get the picture!! If am going to say another word to profess my love for mangoes you are  going to shut down the browser and I would never want that. The "king of fruits" has been around for at least 6,000 years. The mango was a regal fruit in ancient India, kings took pride in their mango orchids. Well if not for an orchid,  I  love the dwarf mango tree at my mother's place in Dehradun. The little mango tree is adorable and right now is full of raw mangoes.  When I was speaking to my mother couple of days ago - she told me that she made the instant pickle from home grown mangoes.... I was tempted to make some myself. This tangy spicy pickle  is irresistible  and it is almost a crime if I did not make some for myself.  No home grown mangoes for me :(( 

1 big mango - green raw and not mushy 
1 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp mustard seed crushed
2 tsp red chill powder
3/4 tsp methi seed powder
1/2 tsp hing / asafoetida
1/4 cup hot water

Wash mango and pat dry. Cut into small chunks

Heat oil in a sauce pan, add oil heat, add mustard let it splatter then add hing . 

Add the cut mango along with all the powders (red chili, methi and mustard)

Add water and bring to boil. Switch and don't cover it.

Leave it for 10-12 soak the masalas. Enjoy !! refrigerator in 4-5 days. stay for 3 weeks. Well never tried beyond it as, we are such pickle monsters at home :)

thought for today 

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