Monday, April 5, 2010

Masala Mango Pickle / Masala Manga Oorugai

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Curd rice with Mango pickle is the world's best combination according to me. I can never get this kind of satisfaction of eating a wholesome food by eating anything else. That too when it is home made, nothing else can beat it. :)

Indians and especially South Indians would agree with me I guess. :)


Just like lot others, even I had an inhibition that making pickle is a very cumbersome process and it does not turn out perfect for all and always.


My mom is a super expert in making pickles and especially Masala mango pickle is her specialty. All those who have tasted it could not just stop with one. :) I am an ardent fan of it too. :)

Now its the mango season and I just cant afford to miss the chance.

So this time I took charge and learnt to make this pickle all by myself. :) If a fresher like me can do, why not you???

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Ingredients:

Small Raw Mangoes - 8 cups
Chilly powder - 1 cup (heaped)
Salt - 1 cup (till the brim)
Turmeric powder - 2 tsp
Asafoetida(Perungayam) - 2 tsp
Fenugreek(Vendhayam) - 6 tsp
Sesame Oil - 1 1/2 cups
Mustard - 2 tsp
Sodium Benzoate - 1 tsp

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Method:


Wash and dry the raw mangoes on a cloth. Make slits in them in both the directions like shown in the below picture. The slit should go just about 3/4 of the mango, so that the top portion is still stuck together.
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Dry roast fenugreek and asafoetida separately for just few mins and then grind it into a fine powder. Now mix the salt, chilly powder, asafoetida, fenugreek powder and turmeric powder in a bowl and keep it aside.

Now take the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and once it is hot, season with mustard. After it crackles, simmer the stove fully and add mangoes and the mixed masala powder to it. Stir quickly until all the mangoes get mixed with masala. Once done immediately transfer it to a different vessel.

Keep the pickle in the same vessel for 5 days. Mix the pickle from bottom up, once everyday. Initially it will look dry but after 5 days the oil will ooze out and look shiny.

After 5 days, dilute sodium benzoate in 2 tsp of water and add it to the pickle and mix really well. This is a preservative that is used to keep the pickle from getting spoilt and this also helps in maintaining the crispness of the mango for a long time.

Now transfer it to bottles and store them in the fridge. You can preserve and enjoy this delicious hot pickle for around 6-10 months. :)

Note: Once the pickle is transferred to the bottles, see to that there is a layer of oil on top. This will keep the pickle from getting spoilt.

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Serve it with curd rice. :) I am sure you would say yummmmm after eating the hot and tangy masala mango pickle :)


Happy making :)

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Coming up next: Maavadu - the ever famous mango pickle ;)

Written by: Nithya
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46 comments:

shanthi said...

Literally mouthwatering

anushruti said...

Curd rice with mango pickle is no doubt one of the best foods. :-) This mango pickle looks delectable.

kitchen queen said...

slurrrrrrrrrrrrrp! I am just drooling.Why don't I take the entire bowl of pickle to myself and have a nice go at it.

Pavithra said...

I accept to what u say nothing is so best as curd rice and mango pickle.. nithi my mouth just waters seeing the pickle.. We miss all this here. I can feel the aroma of mango seeing the picture itself.. Yummy pickle mmmmmmm!!!!!

Trendsetters said...

brings back memories...good old days...used to love it when they made pickles at home..lovely pics..thx for the recipe

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

Hey what a coincidence.. i prepared mango thokku today... http://abikitchen.blogspot.com/2010/04/mango-thokku.html

and also check my straw berry jam..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Super..........mouthwatering.Parcel pannungo please.....

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The pickles look divine! I wish I could find some small mangoes to try this recipe..I like this combo very much as well.

Geetha Achal said...

Superb Mango pickle...Love it with curd rice...

simply.food said...

Wow beautiful clicks and wonderful pickle.I too make a similar pickle but use of sodium benzonate is new to me.

Mriganayani said...

Agree with Pavi. I wish I can get some of these baby mangas here to make oorga! Looks delicious!

Priya said...

Mouthwatering pickle, am drooling!!!

Latha said...

Wow!!! so yummm....just love it.

Ammu Madhu said...

i love mavadu.yummy pickle.

Pedhakka said...

Oh my god!! Beautiful pics as usual. I love the step by step pictures.

rtoram said...

waiting for the mavadu recipe. though this year the mavadu has not come in a big way, still we may get at pazhamudir solai outlets.

Sunshinemom said...

Such tempting pictures and you have lovely nails and hands! Mango pickle is a favourite here.

Deepa said...

That's a drool worthy pickle!!! And yeah you are right curd rice with mango pickle combination is awesome.
Deepa
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Smita Srivastava said...

The mango pickle looks tempting !! Love the click too ....

Yummy Team said...

Brilliant photography!! Great recipe too..Am drooling.. Pickles are my favorite.

Thanks for stopping by our space. You have lots of very interesting recipes here with amazing pictures. Glad to follow you..

Pavithra Srihari said...

undoubtedly deadly combination ...

Drooling over the pictures da..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Mouthwatering! Really :) Looks like heaven to me :)

Pari said...

Wow, Nithya, I am drooling over the pics, I love the pickle with baby mangoes. Absolutely yumm.

Ms.Chitchat said...

In total agreement with u abt the combination of curd rice and mango pickles. Have never prepared vadu mango like this, interesting,sure to try.

Rekha shoban said...

wow!! perfect for this seasons..and delicious!

priya said...

i just need a bowl of curd rice for this..yummmmmmmmm

Kanchan said...

Awesome clicks !!! I might just put one as a wall paper n drool over them again n again ....

Tina said...

Looks perfect and tempting....

I'm a Home Chef !!! said...

woww...kannimanga achar...all time favorite!!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

oh wow,mango season started there?
lovely and yummy pickle.cute presentation.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

wowwww nithya,mouth watering recipe.....

Priya said...

thats luks so tempting...fab job and these pickles r precious to save and serve

Krishnaveni said...

superb....superb.....superb

Swathi said...

Nithya,

mango pickle looks really good. I miss that small mango. thanks for stopping in my blog.

Suma Rowjee said...

Would love this with curd rice... Please visit my blog for a small surprise!!

Sushma Mallya said...

tangy and yummy,even i love to have this with curd rice

Usha said...

Mmmm yum :-)

Nisha said...

Totally yum

Rohini said...

Intha Manga Oorugai mattum iruntha nan life time full a thayir sadam mattum sapdrathuku ready!!
Awesome clicks dear!

An Open Book said...

oh tht would have tasted extremely yummy with the curd rice

Cooking with Laura said...

Your blog is a huge source of inspiration for me. I am new at blogging. I love to cook and enjoy to learn more about food and cultures. Your blog is just that.

Laura

Parita said...

Pickle looks sooo yumm..my mouth is literally watering now :(

momsnetwork said...

Lovely pickle recipe,thanks for sharing!
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pepper bowl said...

Love to the mangoes....its lip smacking....I love to have it with my curd rice..

Mayesh said...

thanks for recipe - looks very good - I would not want to use the sodium benzoate - concerned about the health effects - have you done pickle without it?

Ashutosh Sharma said...

Ma'm, sorry, but with 1 Tsp of Sodium Benzoate in the pickel, you are putting your liver and kidneys to risk. Please try and post the recepies of non-preservative based pickels instead.

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