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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Manga inji (Mango ginger) pickle

We're already more than half way through the first month of a new year. 2009 has so far been a year of change for me. After lots and lots and then some more thought, I am finally back to work. That's what's kept me away from blogging for the last few weeks. So, here's wishing all my blogger buddies a Very belated but Happy New Year.
My first post of this year is something very, very simple to make if you have the ingredients handy and every bite will bring with it a burst of flavours from the ingredients. Two of the ingredients that I've used here - the mango ginger and the peppercorns are from my parents' garden. Manga inji or mango ginger, for those who are not familiar with it is a rhizome that looks like ginger but smells like raw mangoes when you cut it.

What you need:
Mango ginger -1/2 cups,washed, skinned and chopped into small pieces
Green pepper corns - 1 tbsp washed, dried and destalked
Lemon - 1 , cut into small pieces or juice of a lemon
Salt
(The quantities are approximate and can be adjusted according to your taste)
Mix all the ingredients together. See, didn't I say it is easy???

It can be eaten immediately and if refrigerated, stays good for upto 2 weeks.

This pickle is my entry to Andrea's Grow Your Own event.

37 comments:

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow,am the first one here.First to your blog too, Manga Inji is my fav and u made it so easily,I really need to try this.Unfortunately i dont get these here, will try it on my next visit to India.

Cham said...

I got this summer Mango ging and made a pickle but very different than your's... Sounds good ur method too

notyet100 said...

luv ur new template,..really appealin,..;-)

notyet100 said...

nd ya wish u too very hppy new yr,..nd the pickle is new for me,..

sowmya said...

wow..thats indeed easy one...good one..
so you started working..all the best..

jayasree said...

Great to know you are back to work. So now I know why u were missing from blogging. How is ur daughter adjusting to her working mom?

Coming to the pickle, I love maanga inji. But hv never tried adding fresh pepper corns. I am sure that is a winning combo.

Dibs said...

I'm a big fan of inji manga. I still remember the surprise when I first tasted it! We make manga inji pickle like this, and add a green chillie & mustard seasonings. I really liked the idea of adding green pepper! Thats another item I am very fond of! Wish you all the best for your work. We long to give up and be free, but after a few days, it becomes difficult to stay away from work, besides the obvious advantages!

Priya said...

Would love to have some rite now..am just craving for this tangy pickle..

Happy cook said...

I love mango pickel and this looks yumm.
Wish i has a bottle of those pickles here.

Happy cook said...

Oh yeah thinking aobut the delicious pickle i forgot to wish you Happy Newyear :--)

sra said...

Best of luck with work, J! I've seen this recipe in a book written by someone from Coimbatore!

soma said...

Its been a long time sicne I have even seen a mango ginger. back home, m mom frew it in the garden & it was such a treat to eat chutneys and pickles in winter... when we did not have mangoes.. memories...
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Aparna said...

Manga inji is something we love, though we make it a bit different. I also like the green peppercorn pickle which we make as you have done this pickle.
I haven't tried mangainji and peppercorns to gether though. Must be lovely.

Cynthia said...

When mango comes into season I will try this.

bindiya said...

never knew pickle making could be soooo simplified, loved the recipe.

Trupti said...

what a mouth watering recipe.

First time here..you have a very nice blog.

Sunshinemom said...

I have had this but the green pepper corns are something I have never come across! Very tasty pickle - I too posted a pickle today:)

Vani said...

Happy New Year, J! How are you managing work and home and kid? How's your daughter doing?

DK said...

those green peppercorns luk so cute. easy recipe to follow.

aquadaze said...

My first time here...love that pickle and all the other yum food here!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

New Year wishes to you and yours!! I made a dish with Mango ginger as well, today! What a coincidence :D. ur pickle sounds really simple to make.. Thanx for sharing :)

Jayashree said...

Thx for stopping by nithya.
Cham, post your recipe soon, will ya?
Notyet, thx.
Sowmya, yes, Iam - finally....after months of pondering over it. Thx.
J - my daughter has adjusted pretty well to it. I am the one who was initially plagued with a lot of mommy guilt but Iam OK now too.

Jayashree said...

Dibs, thx. Mustard seasoning on top of this sounds good. I might try that next time.
Priya, want me to send you some?
HC, thx.
Sra, thx. I didn't know this recipe was that well known. I though it is just something that my MIL made up on her own.
Soma, food brings on so many memories, doesn't it?

Jayashree said...

Aparna, you should try it. It really is a fiery combo.
Cynthia, not mango, but mango ginger. It looks a lot like ginger.
Bindiya, this truly is one of the simplest pickle recipes I've come across.
Trupti, thx for stopping by.

Jayashree said...

Harini, I so love that pickle on your blog. Droo....ooling.
Vani, thx. Am doing OK. My daughter's fine....growing up fast. Her third bday is coming up soon.
DK - yeah, cute and fiery :-))
Aqua - thx for stopping by.
Ramya, thx. What did u make with it?

Rachel said...

Happy New Year

Believ it or not..I am yet o taste a mango ginger pickle :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I hate inji except manga inji...Nice recipe using it....mouthwatering!

Shreya said...

hi, manga inji is so yum! mouth-watering..nice recipe..

Srivalli said...

That looks lovely Jay!...how nice!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow love maa-inji pickle so much. Fresh green peppercorns looks pretty, wish I get the here!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Srulp.... So mouth watering. Nice recipe. YUM!

Adlak's tiny world said...

hi its my first visit here.. gone thro yr little gal blog also..its a big task of every parent's here.

love yr manga inji. its indeed a very good for health also.

BTW where u r in chennai dear me too chennai from Ahok nagar.

Andrea said...

How interesting. I've never tasted mango ginger,but I imagine it's wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe with Grow Your Own!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh i love this.. mom used to make it. goes great with curd rice...

isn't it?

andysru said...

Hi,Just stopped by to ask a doubt.I have seen a rhizome at a chinese market close by and when i asked them they said it was young ginger.It did not strongly smell of mango though,just a wee bit.Could that be maanga ingi?

Jayashree said...

Andysru, it probably is.....manga inji does not have a very strong smell, but it is a very distinct yet mild smell of raw mangoes....

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