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Punjabi Mango Pickle !! – For Indian Cooking Challenge..

This month’s Indian Cooking Challenge is a pickle.It was an extremely curious session for me.Starting from the hunt of a ceramic bowl till tasting the unique flavour..Punjabi Mango Pickle ! My God,it’s an amazing one,with distinct flavour of spices and the magic of mustard oil ! The recipe came from Simran and I had to simply follow the same.Thank you Simran..


1/2 kg raw mangoes,washed,wiped and chopped into one inch peices
50 ml mustard oil

For the pickle spice mix

10 gm fenugreek seeds
10 gm fennel seeds
10 gm turmeric powder
5 gm kalonji/nigella seeds
5 gm whole black pepper
1/2 tsp sugar


Spread the chopped mango pieces on a sheet/plate and  allow it to get dried in direct sun.

Meanwhile mix all ingredients given in the spice mix section and drop the dried mango pieces into this.

Mix well with a spoon till the spices are well coated over mangoes.

Now shift this into a ceramic jar.The jar should be clean and dry so that the pickle will not be spoiled.Keep this pickled jar in sun for one whole day.

Now pour enough mustard oil over the pickle to cover it completely.Keep it closed for 15-20 days or till the spice flavours are mixed well with mango pieces.After these mentioned 15 days,remember to shake the jar once in a while.This pickle can be stored  up to two years !


17 comments on “Punjabi Mango Pickle !! – For Indian Cooking Challenge..

  1. lata raja
    July 15, 2011

    A very cute pot holding a very nicely pickled mangoes:)


  2. Rituparna
    July 15, 2011

    The pickle looks really yummy and I love that traditional aachar barni that u have used to make it. We still have a few such barni's at my mom's place. Really traditional and cute…


  3. jayasree
    July 15, 2011

    Wow you have got hold of a bharani too. Lovely pics.


  4. Mugdha
    July 15, 2011

    Nice recipe..lovely pot


  5. Reva
    July 15, 2011

    That is so spicy… awesome pickle and a lovely authentic presentation:)


  6. Insignia
    July 15, 2011

    I am drooling!!! Simple recipe but sure yummy sc:)


  7. ANU
    July 15, 2011

    Punjabi food is one of my fav…love it!!


  8. Krithi's Kitchen
    July 15, 2011

    Just drooling…


  9. anilkurup
    July 15, 2011

    seems to be an exclusive domain for women. I seem to be the odd one here.
    I guess will try this one day.


  10. Suja
    July 15, 2011

    The spice mix sounds unique,sure has great flavors and taste in that jar..love your presentation in bharani..drool worthy pickle


  11. Prathibha
    July 15, 2011

    Lovely pickle….looks yummm


  12. aipi
    July 15, 2011

    I am literally drooling ~ no kidding!
    What a great looking pickle n presentation!
    US Masala


  13. Mélange
    July 15, 2011

    Thank you all !
    @Anil,saluting the odd one,the man who loves food and not hesitant to comment.I have to appreciate that I am sure ! As Amitabh's character in Cheeni Cum says,”khana banana koi pbesha nahi ..duniya ka sabse bada kala hai yeh..”


  14. Sobha Shyam
    July 15, 2011

    cute ceramic jar and a lovely pickle..


  15. Vidhya
    July 15, 2011

    Pickle looks lip smacking good.


  16. Vimitha Anand
    July 16, 2011

    Pickle looks so tangy and delicious…


  17. Srivalli
    July 21, 2011

    Pickle has come out so well..and I like that bharani too


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