Monday, November 13, 2006

Mangakari (Cut mango pickle)

Mangakari (Cut mango pickle)

Growing up in Kerala, we used to have an abundant supply of fresh mangoes in our backyard. Once we were done eating our fill of raw mangoes, kadumanga pickle, manga kootan and umpteen other dishes, the tummy would crave for the simplicity of this pickle to go with some rice and curd. It does not have a long shelf life unlike other pickles, but you don't have to worry about that 'coz you can be assured that you'll finish this long before you start thinking of how long it'll stay good for.

What you need:
Raw mango - 1
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp (adjust to taste)
Gingely oil - 6-8 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Asafoetida - a little

Peel the mango and cut it into tiny pieces. Add salt, asafoetida and chilli powder to it. Mix well. Heat the oil. Add mustard seeds. Once the seeds pop, pour the oil over the mango pieces. Mix and let it stand for a couple of hours.


Asha said...

My mouthwatering and my cheeks are hurting:D
You know that happens when you smell any pickle.Delicous and need some rice and yoghurt now Jaya:)

Anusha said...

Hey! I blogged about this only last week - yes, it tastes yummy, goes well with just about anything and in our house won't last for more than two meals :) We got a green mango this weekend, I think I'm going to request another batch from MIL !!!

Vani said...

I love this pickle, J! They make this at weddings and I can eat them just as is!

Bong Mom said...

ummmmmmmmmm...want to have it right now

Mythreyee said...

Most favorite Pickle. I tried the same recipe with Apple. here it is

Came out really good.

I have mangoes in my pantry. want to have it right now.

Shah cooks said...

I love this pickle, and miss it so much.. u made me nostalgic.

Mandira said...

I love mango pickle but have never tried it at home... now I can. Thanks Jaya!

Priya said...

Awesome and I remember my school adn colelge days eating the mango with chilli powder. Mouth watering:-)) I just came in to your blog thru' search site when I looked for mangoes.

LERA said...

Mangoes..... hmmmm, you are making me drool over this picture, how about saving some for me ...:)

Lakshmi said...

wow, mango pickle, just want to have it.

Lakshmik said...

Raw mango curry surely reminds me of Indian summers. We used to eat so much of mango in different forms.

Unknown said...

Itz mouthwatering!!! especially now tat I've been craving for sour stuff.

Jayashree said...

Asha, yes...this pickle truly does make you crave for more. Do try it some time.
@...I checked out your post. We make it pretty much the same way except that I don't cook the mangoes like you do.
Vani, eating it out of the jar is something I love to do too.

Jayashree said...

Sandeepa, try making some..NOW :-))
Mythreyee....never thought of using apples to make a pickle. Did check out your recipe and it sounds real good. I'll let u know how it turns out once i try it.
Shaheen, does take your thoughts back home, doesn't it?

Jayashree said...

Mandira, do let me know how it turns out if you do try it.
Priya, thank u for visiting. I love eating raw mangoes with chilli powder too.
Lera, sure...why not???

Jayashree said...

Lakshmi, do try it is really easy to make.
Lakshmi Krishan...yes, mangoes automatically mean Indian summers to me as well.
Pushpa, this is a sure fire way to satisfy your craving for both sour and spicy stuff.
I thank each and every one of you for taking the time out to leave a comment.

Shree said...

Looks yummm.. have never tried out making pickles.. but looking at the pic.. :) will go to the market over the wknd and will get some mangoes and will try it out

Thanx for posting

Jayashree said...

Shree, welcome to my blog....and let me know how it turns out.

Mrs. K said...

Good to see another malayalee.
I am craving for mango pickle now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jayashree,

From morning Iam taking a trip across bloggers world, and the next stop was yours. But Iam stopping here first time. Lovely!

I love pickles. Garlic and Mango pickles are my fav' ones. I have one mango silently sitting in my fridge and now I have got a recipe to make its life meaningful. Huh..!! :D

This looks so instant. Now I understand why my Ammi tells me that our generations' life is so granted, indeed!!!