Mango pickle (South Indian style)

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Mango pickle (South Indian style)mango pickle

Pickles are usually a must have accompaniment in Indian meals. Pickles are made of various fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and most common vegetarian options are the pickles made of mango and lemon. There are different variations and styles of making pickles and it varies with region and the main difference being in  the masala mixes , oil used etc.

Foodsavory is pleased to share with you the recipe of traditional mango pickle, which is served in south Indian feasts.


Raw mangoes-2 (finely chopped as shown in the image)cut mango pieces

Salt to taste

Red chilly powder-2 tablespoons (varies depending on taste & spice level of the powder used)

Hing (Asafoetida)-1 piece

Methi (Fenugreek) seeds-1/2 tsp

For seasoning

Gingely oil (Til Oil) -3-4 table spoons

Curry leaves-a few

Red chillies -1 broken into small pieces

Method of preparation

Chop the mangoes as shown in the image & mix salt and leave it for around 3-4 hrs till the mangoes leave water. Add red chilly powder to this and mix well.

In a pan heat one teaspoon of gingely oil and add the Hing (asafoetida) piece and fry till it turns golden brown and is in grinding consistency. Add to this methi (fenugreek) seeds and let them too turn golden brown. Be careful not to let the methi seeds get burnt.

Crush the hing piece and fried methi seeds together and mix it to the mango.

Heat 3-4 tablespoons of  gingely oil in the pan and add mustard seeds and red chillies and let the mustard seeds crackle. Transfer the seasoning to the mango mixture.


SLURP!!! Mouthwatering mango pickle is ready to be consumed with your meal.This pickle goes well with curd rice.

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