Friday, April 9, 2010

Raw Mango Pickle

Summer in India is not only time to Beat the Heat, but a time to prepare your pickles and papads.
Divina and myself were having a discussion on the similarities between the Korean kimchi and the Indian pickle. Its great to have a cross cultural discussion on food. I was left with a craving for my mom's classic mango pickle. So I called up mom for the recipe; which was given to me as usual with no proportions.

I had a 2 year old sous-chef, Judith to help me. Only thing; this sous-chef loves raw food, so as I cut the mango and she put it into the colander, a lot of it disappeared into her mouth.

Then it was time to set it aside and she couldnt bear to part with her mangoes....

 We had a bit of a tug there as you can see. Then I had to lure her with a splash time with duckie (her weakness), so she finally let go.

Raw Mango Pickle
Serves 1 bottle

2 raw mangoes

To marinate
3 tsps red chilli powder
2 tsps tumeric powder
salt to taste
For tempering
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp fenugreek seeds
2tsps chilli powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek powder
1/2tsp asafoetida
1sprig curry leaf
1 1/2 tbs oil

  • Wash, core and chop the mangoes into small cubes.
  • Apply the marinade spices and set it aside for at least 2-3 hours. If you have good sunshine, you can sun dry it.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter the mustard and fenugreek seeds. Add the curry leaves and the powders. Stir well. Make sure not to burn it.
  • Take it off the heat and stir in the spiced mango cubes.

We enjoy pickles with parathas and rice. How would you have them?
Sending this for Side Dish Showdown


  1. very interesting way to prepare Mango's, I'll have to try it for our salad bar at school. What are curry leafs? I usually use dried curry powder

  2. Mango pickles are very appetizing. Back home I remember my colleaque used to make it for us. She made it with hot and spicy sambal. Soooo spicy but yet so delicious! Love adorable!

  3. is the type of pickles I love. Any extra?

  4. I love raw mango pickles! My mom and her friends used to make this when I was little because we owned a mango tree. Yours look really appertizing too and your girl is so adorable! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Cheers, Kristy

  5. I'm salivating also. And Judith is just adorable. I could make this but my spices are not complete. I had too much of those sweet mangoes, it's time have some of these green ones.

  6. ohhh yummy!!! Love looking at the pics and seeing the background as it brings back so many memories of Malaysia to me!
    BTW... how did your prayer meeting go?

  7. I've never tried mango pickles. They look so aromatic. Do you use like a chutney?

  8. lovely version.. must try for me...

  9. i salute you and little adorable judith!the recipe is delicious!we made raw pickels with cucumber,apples,green tomatoes ,etc...

  10. This looks great. Haven't made any mango pickle, but I just bought a whole lot of them for making my green mango chutney. Perhaps I'll set some aside and try this too.

  11. Your sous chef is adorable!

    This mango pickle looks delicious. I bet it would be great on a burger or grilled cheese sandwich.

  12. I want to call this post "Tickle Pickle". It surely tickles my taste buds seeing those raw mangoes. Can't blame Judy who would want to give up on feasting on those raw mangoes.

  13. I dont know abt how the pickle tastes like but ur sous chef looks GRTTTTTTTTT

  14. Those are the sweetest pictures! She is so pretty! Your mango pickles sound so delicious. Thank you for sending them to the Showdown!

  15. What a sweetie you have! I'll have to look for a green mango. ")

  16. Awesome side dish.
    Great combination of flavours x



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