Mango pickle, also known as Aam Ka Achaar, is a traditional Indian condiment made from green raw mangoes. The mangoes are mixed with spices and salt, then sun-dried until the mixture turns into a thick paste. It’s usually served with plain rice or roti, but can also be used as a dip for snacks and appetizers.
Mango pickle has a sweet and sour flavor that comes from the combination of salt and sugar. It’s often eaten as part of an Indian thali (a platter of rice, dal, meat, vegetable dishes and condiments), or can be served alongside other pickles such as limes or chilies. The mango pickle is believed to aid in digestion due to its high content of spices like turmeric, coriander, red chili powder and black mustard seeds. Additionally, it has high levels of Vitamin C which helps boost immunity.
The mango pickle is considered very important in India as it is said to represent joy and prosperity. It is commonly included in wedding ceremonies where guests are given small jars or pots filled with pickles as a sign of good luck. In some parts of India, it is also used to celebrate festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Dussehra by offering them to deities during puja (prayer rituals).
Mango pickles can keep for several months if stored correctly in an airtight container away from direct sunlight or moisture.
Mango Pickle Recipe | How To Make Instant Mango Pickle At Home With Easy Steps
Place the diced mangoes in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix together all the powdered ingredients with the salt and add enough water to make it into a paste.
Drizzle this mixture over the mangoes in the bowl and mix it evenly throughout.
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, add fenugreek seeds when it begins to smoke and stir for 30 seconds before turning off the heat. Add this tempering oil to the mango mixture and combine until evenly distributed.
Lastly, add vinegar or lemon juice and mix thoroughly.
Serving Size 1/4 Cup
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 37
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 2g4%
- Total Carbohydrate 4g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Mango pickles can be served alongside curries, flatbreads, and rice dishes.