In India, raw mango pickle is a famous pickle and made during summer to preserve throughout the year. There are different methods of pickling in India. The key ingredients of traditional raw mango pickle are green mangoes, mustard paste, hot oil, chillies and other spices.
The tradition of the picking process goes thousands of years. Pickles are must add to our Indian Meal. Pickles add spices to the boring and unwanted dishes we have to eat. The pickling process has a long history as far as 2030BCE. The pickling process becomes popular through ages due to its benefits and nutritional values.
Pickles are preserved for years hence it is famous as well as it is said that pickles offer physical and spiritual strength.
“A pickle is a reflection of who you are. It requires right ingredients, right attitude and patience.”
- Celebrity Chef And Restaurateur Kunal Kapur -
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Let's see the recipe…
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Quantity: 1.5 Kg
Taste: Sour and Spicy
How to make Traditional Raw Mango Pickle?
Take 1kg raw mangoes, cut into pieces.
Cut mangoes are available in these in the market
Spread, ½ cup turmeric powder and 2 cup salt on the cut mangoes
Mixed it properly and keep it overnight
Next morning, you can see yellow water is gathered in the pot
Drained the water (as we used readymade cut mangoes and those are not washed otherwise if mangoes are washed at home and then cut then you can keep this salty water in the pickle) and keep mango pieces aside
Take 2 cup split Mustard Seeds. If you don't get it then take 2 cup Mustard Seeds and grind it roughly.
Take a pan and heat it.
Add ½ cup Fenugreek seeds and stir it. Avoid overheating it.
When Fenugreek seeds are heated, add ½ cup Cumin Seed and ½ cup Fennel seeds and stir continuously
When it is heated, grind it finely and keep aside.
Heat the pan and add 5 cup oil to the pan.
When oil is heated, add 2 teaspoon Asafoetida to the oil.
Then add Mustard seeds powder in the oil
Put ½ cup Coriander powder to the oil
Then add ¼ cup Turmeric powder
Add 1 cup Red Chilli powder
Then add Fenugreek, Cumin, Fennel Seeds powder (which we kept aside)
Add ½ cup Salt into the oil and mixed it properly and switch off the gas
Cool down the masala
Once it is cooled down, add this masala into the mango pieces (which we kept aside)
Mix it properly and add 1 cup Jaggery into the pickle and mix it.
Store it in a clean, dry jar.
Mixed it once in a day for a week
Ready to eat.
How to preserve Traditional Raw Mango Pickle?
This is a traditional raw mango pickle. It can be stored in a glass or ceramic jar for years. Make sure that oil floats on the pickle to increase its shelf life.
How to Serve Raw Mango Pickle?
Benefits of Raw Mango
Benefits of Traditional Raw Mango Pickle
Disadvantages of Eating Raw Mangoes
Intake of too many raw mangoes can lead into indigestion, and irritation in the throat.
Even Mango pickles are preserved in oil and salt throughout India and it should be avoided by those who have inflammatory disease, rheumatism, sinusitis, pharyngitis and acidity.
Pickles are always stored in oil and salt, both are not good for diabetic people and high blood pressure. So I suggest you eat Mango pickles in daily meals but in moderate quantities.
Different recipes of Raw Mangoes
My experience with Traditional Raw Mango Pickle?
While roaming through different regions of India, your meal will be accompanied with different types of pickles. The taste of the same pickle varies from state to state. I have tasted raw mango pickles in various states of India. Same raw mango pickle tastes different in different regions. Raw Mango Pickle is an unavoidable side dish from our meal. My kids can eat unlike but healthy Sabji with Mango Pickle everyday. We all love Mango pickle very much.
Which mango is used for pickle?
Pickling process is different in various regions of India. The mango used for pickle also varies from place to place. It depends on the availability of raw mangoes in the surrounding.
Is mango pickle bad for health?
Anything eaten more than moderate value is bad for health. Normally pickle is rich in salt and oil to preserve it for long duration. So, if you are having serious health issues, better to avoid it.
Is Raw Mango Good For Diabetes?
Yes. A diabetic can eat raw mangoes, only in moderation. Raw mangoes have lower sugar content than ripe mangoes, but they still have sugar.Raw mangoes are good for health. But, avoid overeating it to get the most out of their health benefits.
What do you eat mango pickle with?
You can eat mango pickle with roti/chapati/paratha. It tastes good with plane dal-rice.
Is Mango Pickle bad for health?
Anything eaten more than moderate amounts is bad for health.
Traditional Raw Mango Pickle is a famous Indian Mango Pickle. It's simple, easy, nutritional and delicious. Try it , Share it and I am sure people will ask you about its recipe.
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