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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Maavinakai Kette Uppinakai (Instant Raw Mango pickle)

         

Pickles are something that everyone loves!!!!  As a child, I would have pickles with almost everything - idlis, dosas, plain rice & ghee, rotis or even bread!! :D And we always had a jar of home made pickles at home. In fact, I hadn't tasted store bought pickles until I shifted to the hostel during my Engineering days!! Amma makes different varieties of pickles and the one I have for you today is the simplest of all. Its fast, easy to make, takes very few ingredients and you need not have to wait for too long before you can start relishing it.... And it is also one of my favorites!!! :) Here's how Amma makes it....

Ingredients:

3 Raw Mangoes, medium sized

3tsp Mustard seeds

30 Dry Red Chilies, low to medium spiced

1tsp Powdered Hing

1 tsp Haldi/Turmeric

Salt as per taste

 

Method:

  1. Wash and cut mangoes into 1 inch cubes; In a glass jar, spread some of the cubes and sprinkle some salt over it; Add few more cubes and make another layer; Sprinkle some more salt ; Repeat the process for the remaining mango cubes and keep aside.
  2. Powder the mustard seeds and red chilies to a fine mixture; Add hing, turmeric and mix well. Note:DO NOT add any water while powdering the spices in the blender/mixie.
  3. Add the powdered spices to the mango-salt mixture and mix well with the help of a long spoon; Close the lid of the jar tightly. Relish with idlis, dosas,akki rottis, curd rice.

Tips:

  1. Choose mangoes carefully; The mangoes should be sour and hard.
  2. The pickle may seem a little dry on the first day, but DO NOT add any water; the mangoes will give out enough water in a day or two;
  3. Though this pickle can be eaten with any south indian dish, curd rice & pickle is the most famous combination.
  4. Though this pickle is sort of instant and can be used right away, it tastes great after a couple of days when the mangoes would have absorbed the masalas.
  5. This pickle cannot be stored for too long; Its average shelf life is about 1-1.5 months. As days go by, the mangoes would start becoming soft and start dissolving in the gravy.

Prep Time: About 30-40 mins;

Makes: Roughly enough pickle to fill a 450-500 ml bottle;

26 comments:

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! drooling right here right now ..yummy

UjjU said...

omg! Look at the pickle! I want some so badly :( Thumba chenaagidhe :)

mona said...

Thanks for the recipe, will try it, looks deish!

Vani said...

Maduve uppinakayi!! Love the instant mango pickles from weddings! Looks great, Ramya!

A_and_N said...

This reminds me of home! Amazing :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

REminds me oh home!!! my aunt makes pickles like this and we used to gaze at her making pickles!!! Lovely color and tongue tickling!!!

Prathibha said...

Thank you ramya for visiting my blog...Lovely pickle...Lots of recipes in ur blog match with the food we prepare at home...

Shruthi said...

Hey ! Ramya i too love these.. have a similar recipe.. will post it soon!

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rekhas kitchen said...

hummm mouthwatering perfect with curd rice yummy

Suparna said...

Hi Ramya,
I freak out on pickles :) :) any kind is okay for me...am an uppinakai crazy thingie ;)Book mark madidini khandita madtene, thanks for the recipe and droolworthy snap :)
Enjoy
TC

LG said...

summer bantu andre uppinkayi surimale nodi..slurrp aa uppinkayi jote swalpa anna tuppa..slurrp!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmm.......awesome....spicy and yum....

Sharmi said...

the pics hurt my cheek;)
we can never get bored of pickles right?

Pavithra said...

Wow that really mouthwatering and yummy ... perfect for every dishes.. can u send me some

Pavithra Kodical said...

Hmm mouthwatering pickle.My mom used to make it at home.I am missing India.Great recipe.

Divya Vikram said...

Pickle is too tempting. And nice pic!

Chitra said...

am drooling over here:)

Parita said...

OMG the pickle looks sooooo tempting and spicy and tasty..drooling over the pic :)

SMN said...

im drooling over ramya..pls pass me some.

Divya Rao said...

Ooooh! This looks yummy Ramya! Hot rice, ghee and pickle, I'm literally drooling :-)

Usha said...

Looks spicy and delicious !

Sukanya said...

I make this so often during the raw mango season, feels better than buying pickles from a shop. Wonderful click

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