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May 30, 2012


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This is the easiest pickle which we can make in no time and enjoy with curd rice. Though it may take 2-3 days time for all the tastes to be incorporated , u can enjoy it instantly too..We can use the same method for making pickles with Vadu maangai ( Baby raw mango) , Nellikai ( gooseberry)  & even strawberries ..Try this , u’ll love its taste..

neer mangai


  1. Raw mango – 1 ( medium sized)
  2. Chilly powder – 1 tbsp or Red chillies (long) – 10 –12 nos ( grind coarse)
  3. Crystal salt – As needed ( table salt is also ok )
  4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Hing/ Asafetida – 1/4 tsp
  6. **Roasted fenugreek seeds powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Water – Just to immerse the mango pieces. ( around 2 - 2.5 cups)
To temper
  1. Gingely oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

  • Cut the raw mango into bite sized pieces.
  • Take an air tight container or bottle in which u r going to store the pickle.
  • Add all the mango pieces into it.Then put the chilly powder/coarsely powdered red chillies, turmeric powder , Roasted fenugreek seeds powder ,Hing , required salt & water. As I mentioned the water level should be little above the immersed mango pieces.
  • Finally temper in gingely oil/Sesame oil and preserve it.
After the given soaking time, u’ll get a soft , juicy mango pieces ready to taste with curd rice !!

Tips :It stays good for long period when refrigerated. But please use a clean ladle every time to take the pickle. Also dont forget to stir the pickle everyday for all the powders to get mixed otherwise it will settle down and the taste wont get blended quickly. If u r patient enough, start using the pickle after 2-3 days of preparation.  Hing , roasted fenugreek seeds powder are the star ingredients. Please dont reduce the quantity or avoid it. They are the flavouring agents !!
If u wish to make the same with gooseberries, just saute the gooseberries in little oil before adding. This makes quick absorption of water into gooseberries.We call this as “Neer nellikai” ..

.** for roasted fenugreek seeds powder, dry roast fenugreek seeds in a kadai and powder them nicely.Store it in a box and use it for future. U can use it in idly sambhar , pickles and even for  coffee while making decoction.

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  1. Nice pickle recipe.. even some Sindhi pickles are similar..

  2. Thanks shoba & tina for the quick comments :)

  3. Drooling here.. wish you could link to the Serve It Event happening a tour space this month...

  4. Slurppp...salivating here, my god..

  5. wow. just awesome. finger licking pickle recipe

  6. Never heard of neer mango, looks yum

  7. Mouthwatering pickle,can have it just with plain rice..Yummilicious!!

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  8. Lipsmacking pickle, looks awesome...

  9. thats quite an unique recipe

  10. looking great,delicious pickle.

  11. new to me......this looks really yummy

  12. my favorite :) love a lot! lovely clicks


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