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andhra style mango pickle

May 17, 2013

4 large green unripe raw mangoes, washed, peeled, and finely grated
1/2 Cup of Sesame Oil
~ 7 tbsp of Red chilli powder (Depends on your spice level)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp of Asafoetida
1 1/2 tbsp of roasted mustard-fenugreek seeds powder (each in equal ratio)
salt to taste

Wash the mangoes and peel off the skin and grate them using a grater. Leftover pieces can be cut thin.
Heat a heavy bottomed non stick pan. Add sesame oil.
Cook the pickle on medium flame. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, salt and turmeric powder.
Add grated mango to the tempering and fry for 15-20 minutes on medium flame, stirring occasionally.
Once the raw smell of mangoes are gone, switch off the stove.
Immediately add red chilli powder and roasted mustard-fenugreek powder to the grated mango mixture and mix well.
Let it cool for about 1-2 hrs. It will ooze oil. Check for salt and add accordingly.
Refrigerate the pickle. Eat using a dry spoon. The pickle lasts about a month.

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adapted from the tales of my cooking

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