Punjabi Mango Pickle
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This Punjabi style mango pickle turned out so well. My husband just fall in love with me again :P . So here I am presenting a perfect ( not sure !! I am a beginner ) spicy tangy Mango Pickle ( khatta aam ka achar ) along with precise measurement and video recipe.
Recipe type: Pickle
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1.5 kg
  • 1 kg Raw mango ( Rajapuri or Achar Mango )
  • 1 cup + ¼ cup mustard oil
  • 100 gm ( 5 tbsp ) Salt
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 50 gm ( 3 tbsp ) fenugreek seeds ( methi dana )
  • 50 gm ( 5 tbsp ) fennel seeds ( saunf )
  • 40 gm ( 4 tbsp ) nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 20 gm ( 2 tbsp ) cumin seeds ( jeera )
  • 20 gm ( 2 tbsp ) black pepper ( kala mari )
  • 40 gm ( 4 – 5 tbsp ) red chili powder ( lal mirch powder )
  • ½ tsp asafetida ( hing )
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Wash the pickle jar, dry it and keep it in sunlight for 2 – 3 hours.
  2. Wash the mangoes and dry them using kitchen cloth.
  3. Chop them into cubes. Make sure your hands, knife, and bowl should be dry. Mangoes should not come in contact with water or moisture.
  4. Now in a dry bowl take mango pieces. Add salt and turmeric.
  5. Mix well. All mango pieces should be covered with salt and turmeric.
  6. Add mango pieces in a clean and dry airtight container or jar.
  7. Place it into direct sunlight for 2 – 3 hours.
  8. Once mangoes get cooled down we will prepare the pickle.
  9. Meanwhile, dry roast the fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, and cumin to just remove moisture.
  10. Just before turning off the flame add black pepper.
  11. Allow them to cool down completely.
  12. Coarsely grind them in a mixer grinder. Do not make a fine powder.
  13. In a pan heat 1 cup oil. When it becomes lukewarm, turn off the flame.
  14. Allow it to cool down completely.
  15. Now in a dry mixing bowl, transfer mango pieces along with water.
  16. Add powdered spices, red chili powder, nigella seeds, and hing.
  17. Mix well.
  18. Add oil. Mix well.
  19. Transfer the prepared Punjabi mango pickle into a sterilized pickle jar.
  20. Press the pickle with the help of a spoon. So oil will come upside.
  21. Close the lid and cover with a kitchen cloth.
  22. After a day just cross-checks the pickle. If the oil is absorbed by pickle then again heat remaining ¼ cup oil. When it cools down, just pour on a pickle.
  23. No need to mix. Again close the lid and cover with a kitchen cloth.
  24. Here your Punjabi mango pickle is ready to relish.
  25. You can use it immediately and you can enjoy it throughout the year.
Make sure all equipment is clean, dry, and sterilized.
To sterilize the jar keep it under sunlight for 2 hours. Or you can microwave it.
If you buy chopped mangoes directly from the shopkeeper then clean the mango pieces with a dry cloth.
Remove the skin of mango seed if you want.
Throughout a year whenever you feel oil is totally absorbed by pickle then heat some oil and when cool down, pour on top of the pickle.
This will help your pickle from fungus and your pickle will not be spoiled.
Store it at room temperature in airtight pickle or glass jar.
Recipe by Zeel's Kitchen at https://www.zeelskitchen.com/recipe/punjabi-mango-pickle/