Mango Achaar (Indian pickles)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Made by my aunty Fatima, when she made Friday lunch akni + dhay. Its quick to make and goes with all Indian rice dishes. Its spicy mangos and you need achaar masala to make this. I have said previously said that achaar masala is widely found in Southern Africa, if you from other countries you can check at the Indian section in the supermarket or the spice shop, you can look for the recipe online to make it yourself, I don't make it personally never have I will check around for the recipe to share with you all so you can try making it yourself as well.

Measurements are for 5 mangos.

  • Cut and peal the mangos.
  • In a saucer-pan add: 3 Tb achaar masala, 1 Tb mustard powder and 1/4 cup oil
  • Warm up the saucer-pan but DO NOT BOIL.
  • Add this to the mangos, toss and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • In the same saucer-pan add: 2 tsp cornflour (mazina), 1/4 cup vinegar, 1 Tb oil
  • Bring this mix to a boil till its translucent and add to the mangos.
  • Make a vagaar with chopped curry leaves, garlic, mustard seeds and a little oil.
  • When it begins to boil (pop) pour over the mangos and toss. 

This can be served with any traditional Indian rice dish, or traditional chicken dish.

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