Thursday, April 8, 2010

Raw Mango Pickle / Maavadu

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Raw mango pickle or maavadu is one other irresistible pickle for me. I just can eat it raw. Yummmmm :)

This is a pickle that originated long long ago in south India and is damn famous a combination with curd rice.

Its mango season now and just don't miss to make this delicious pickle at home. :)
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Ingredients:

Raw mangoes - 8 cups
Salt - 1 cup (upto the brim)
Red chillies - 1 cup
Mustard - 4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 2 tsp
Sesame oil - 6 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Sodium Benzoaite - 1/2 tsp

Method:

Wash and dry the mangoes on a cloth. Collect them in a large bowl and add oil, turmeric powder and powdered salt to it and mix well. Keep this aside.

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Soak the red chillies in two cups of hot water for 2 hours.

Powder the mustard in a mixie. Now add the soaked red chillies to it and grind into a very smooth paste by adding the same water that it was soaked in.

Add this mustard and chilly paste to the mangoes and mix it well. Keep the pickle in the same vessel for 5 days. Mix the pickle bottom up, once everyday. Initially it will look dry but after 5 days the mangoes will shrink and will give out its flavor.

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. :)

Serve it with curd rice or even eat it just like that :)

Happy making :)
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Written by: Nithya
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31 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav pickle too...with curd rice sure heavenly! Awesome clicks Nithi...Luv the creativity u've showed at the background the lady carrying the mangoes..Lovely!!!

shanthi said...

Maavadu.. Ssss... my alltime favourite. The bommai is too good.

Subhashini said...

Maavadu every one's fav at my home with curd rice.Nice recipe too.

Pavithra Srihari said...

chanceaa illaa ...I can have it straight mixed with rice not necessarily with curd rice. I have lived on this oorugai for months ..

What a picture dear.. Beautiful bowll as well

simply.food said...

simply mouthwatering and devine.

Swapna Sree said...

My fav Pickle....like to have it with curd rice...awesome clicks..love your presentation....

Tina said...

What a perfect and tempting clicks yaar..?

Vrinda said...

YUMM..my mouth is watering,superb clicks...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Super with curd nice..........Even this parcel please...........

Geetha Achal said...

சூப்பர்ப்...அருமையான மாவடு...

Pavithra said...

Beautiful idea and cute baskets. Wonderfully clicked. What can I say about Manga so bad ur tempting everyone here by posting manga series. Yummy....

Deepti said...

Mango pickle is my fav but using them whole is new to me.

Kairali sisters said...

wow..love the pickle and the clicks...

Love
Kairali sisters

kitchen queen said...

slurrrrrrrrrrp! I am drooling here.My favourite maavudu and of course everyones favourite.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! cool presentation! yummy!

My cooking experiments said...

My favourite among all pickles.Summer calls for the best combination thayir sadam and maa vadu!

Pedhakka said...

Guess the summer is catching up !! Nice !!

Gayathri Anand said...

My fav. one .. but my amma does this in slightly diff. way ...instead of using sesame oil ...u can add or to say apply castor oil to all mavadu ...and she powders the red chillies too ...instead of grinding it ...as we r adding castor oil, u can avoid Sodium Benzoaite .. and it stays good for a year too... just a suggestion ...

Ann said...

OMG!! I miss my granny and mommy now! I used to have this almost with every dish in india.. love it. and your pic is just tempting me too much. Awesome picture too.

Yummy Team said...

wow!! Mouth-watering pickle..and great pictures! Its my favorite too..

Swathi said...

Nithya,

maavadu, looks really yummy

Mriganayani said...

Love the pictures! Very cute! Awesome pickle!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

wow Nithi that's so tempting and would be great with curd rice:) both u and Pavi have something delicious and eye-catching recipe with excellent presentation to share:D

Dhanya Ganesh said...

You are tempting with with all your awesome clicks. Mango pickle sure looks yummy and heavenly.

Parita said...

You are so tempting me these yummy pickles, i wish u were my neighbor :D

Priya said...

very delicious .. thanks for sharing :)

Aps said...

U Make us tempt by ur clicks niths.... Y dont u pass me on some :D

An Open Book said...

This is totally making my mouth water....and brilliant pics

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Maavadu is the one i love in recipes using mango! Lovely back drop!

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

what a beautiful presentation....we keralites call it 'kannimanga achar'...my all time fav...

Katy said...

I love pickles! This is a new one to me and sounds so good that my mouth is watering. Your photo makes this as irresistible as it sounds.

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