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Instant Manga Achar !! (A Quick Fix Pickle-sadya special)

With many festivals round the corner,I thought of posting something that can be useful for the season.This Manga/mango pickle is a quick fix and so can be used instantly.Usually for Kerala Sadyas,we use such ones for the freshness they offer.This is again a recipe I adapted from Lakshmi Nair,the food diva from Kerala.


1/2 kg raw mango chopped into small pieces (you may peel the skin as well.I didn’t)
4 tbsp chilly powder  (you may reduce too)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
1/4 tsp fenugreek powder
50 gm sesame oil (nallenna)
salt,as required
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
3 dry chillies
2 sprig curry leaves


  • Marinate mango pieces rubbing turmeric powder and salt for one hour.
  • Now mix in the chilly,asafoetida and fenugreek powders to this.
  • Heat oil in a deep skillet till smoke appears.Switch off the stove and splutter mustard seeds,dry chillies and curry leaves.Suddenly pour this to the mango mixture and mix well till the bubbles from the oil disappears and raw smell of powders withdraw.
  • Now boil 1/4 cup water in the same skillet (the one which you used for heating oil) and pour it to the pickle.Mix well.
  • Serve with rice/chapathi.

*This instant pickle is on it’s way to Priya’s & Aipi’s Bookmarked Recipes.


9 comments on “Instant Manga Achar !! (A Quick Fix Pickle-sadya special)

  1. savitha ramesh
    April 11, 2011

    tangy pickle and love the colour too.


  2. Priya
    April 11, 2011

    Slurp,fingerlicking pickle..


  3. R
    April 11, 2011

    looks super delicious!


  4. Suja Sugathan
    April 11, 2011

    Delicious finger licking pickle,yummy


  5. Only Fish Recipes
    April 12, 2011

    wow…what a delicious pickle…my mouth has already started watering…..I hav some awards to share with u…Plz visit my space and accept it !


  6. Jaisy James
    April 12, 2011

    spicy n yummy pickle


  7. Now Serving
    April 12, 2011

    mouthwatering dear! YUM YUM!


  8. Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)
    April 12, 2011

    Pics r droooolworthy ….yummy…love it…
    First time here..u hv a wonderful space..visit mine as time permits..


  9. Deeksha
    April 13, 2011

    mouthwatering pickle!


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This entry was posted on April 11, 2011 by in kerala food, Lakshmi Nair, Pickle, Sadya (സദ്യ).


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