Kerala Mango Pickle Recipe

Instant Mango Pickle
Very tasty Kerala Style mango pickle recipe. and the recipe video
Author: Maria Jose Martin
Recipe type: Side dish Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Kerala
Serves: 4-5

Raw Mango – 200-225 gms (1 med-big size)
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tbsp
Fenugreek (uluva) powder – a pinch
Asafoetida (kayam) – a pinch
Dry red chilli – 2
Mustard seeds – ¼ – ½ tsp
Vinegar – 1.5 tbsp
Sesame oil – 2.5 – 3 tbsp
Water – ¼ cup


Cut the cleaned mango into thin lengthy strips. Marinate the mango strips with salt and turmeric powder for 1 hr.
Add chilli powder, fenugreek powder and Asafoetida to the marinated mango strips. Mix well. Heat oil in a pan, when it’s becoming smoking hot, switch off the flame. Add mustard seeds,dry red chilli and curry leaves to this.
Fry it for a min or so. Add this to the mango mixture. Stir well for 2 mins or so. Make sure the raw taste of chilli powder isnt there.
In the same pan, boil ¼ cup water along with vinegar and add to the mango mixture. Stir well. You can serve it immediately.
Once it is cooled completely, store in an airtight bottle in the fridge.

I kept the skin on for mango, but I think it’s better to remove the skin and use the mango.
Also after adding chilli powder, fenugreek and asofetida to the mango mixture, do a taste test. If you dont get the flavours, you can add a bit extra of the same along with mustard and dry red chilli.
The original recipe doesnt use vinegar, but I added it for a slight tangy taste.
In the original recipe, it’s mentioned that the oil tends to become foamy/ bubbly after adding to mango, but nothing like that happened for me. If it becomes bubbly for you, just keep stirring it, till the bubble subsides.

Source – mariasmenu


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