Quick/Instant Mango Pickle - Onam Sadya Recipe

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

One of the tricky alphabets today 'Q'. I first searched for quilon/Kollam special recipe, if any. All I could find was fish curry, obviously being a coastal belt,  that is in abundant there. One of my friends here in the building,  brings me delicious black halwa everytime he comes back from vacation. So I called her to check is that halwa special from her region Kollam.  She said no it is available all over kerala. Hmm, now what to do? No other choice, so, I went back to my backup of using adjectives 'quick'.  The recipe is definitely a quick one, so justice done.
No Feast is complete without pickles, so is our sadya menu. so, here is an instant mango pickle. We are not a pickle loving family, like we don't prefer the salty, marinating kind of pickles, just for the sake of health, to watch the salt-intake. 
So, i always do these instant pickles,where there is no marination involved or which doesn't stay for too long, dipping in oil and also little less in salt.  This one, fits the bill perfectly and since mango is everyone's favorite at home, this will surely fly off the table. 
Inspired from here
3 cups of chopped raw mango
2 -3 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp methi seeds/fenugreek seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp white vinegar

1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 strands of curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • Wash and chop the raw mangoes with the skin.  Mix the red chili powder and salt to it and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • In a pan, roast fenugreek and mustard for a minute or two and grind it to fine powder.
  • In the same pan,  heat oil for tempering, splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves and turmeric powder. Let the curry leaves turn a little crisp.  Add the chili powder & salt mixed mangoes to it. Give a good stir. 
  • Add vinegar and take it off the stove. Let it cool.  Store it in an airtight container. Can be used immediately. Use only dry spoon.

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  1. Though I like mango pickles, off late I feel the pickles don't taste that good over a period of time unlike in olden days. I am preferring these instant mango pickles.

  2. Love this quick fix mango pickle immensely, sans vinegar.

  3. That is a nice easy to make mango pickle Priya. My favourite..

  4. I remember our discussion during that time... :) This is something that we make for our biriyanis... I don't like it, but HD and my cousins love it... I totally love that prop used, so cute!

  5. That's a lovely picture priya..and instant pickles are a hit!

  6. Love the quick pickle and the cute container:)

  7. Simply love this quick and instant version of pickles, especially with mangoes, mouthwatering here.

  8. I have never tried vinegar in pickles. But other than that this is perfect for the upcoming mango season in our neck of the woods.

  9. Love these quick and easy pickles -- your mango pickle looks yummy.

  10. Such a quick pickle recipe and such cute jars!!

  11. Lip smacking pickle.Looks too tempting.

  12. the pickle with the rice is such a perfectly plated photo


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