Wednesday, May 22, 2013

AAM Ka Achar

  1. ingredients
  2. 5-6 small or medium sized raw mangoes
  3. 1.5 tbsp split fenugreek seeds/methi dana
  4. 2 tbsp split mustard seeds/rai dana (optional)
  5. 2 tbsp fennel seed whole or coarsely ground
  6. 1.5 tbsp nigella seeds/kalonji
  7. 1.5 tbsp turmeric
  8. 1.5 to 2 tbsp red chili powder
  9. salt as required
  10. mustard oil
  1. rinse and wipe dry the mangoes.
  2. dice the mangoes. discard the seeds. if you have a garden you can plant the seeds :-)
  3. mix all the spices, spice powders and salt with the diced mangoes.
  4. mix well so that the spices get evenly coated to the mangoes.
  5. keep this spiced mango mixture in sunlight for 3-4 days.
  6. cover with a thin muslin to protect from dust.
  7. after 3-4 days, add the mangoes to a jar.
  8. pour mustard oil till it just about covers the rim of the mangoes up to 1/2 inch or 1 inch.
  9. stir and mix well.
  10. store the pickle in a dry and cool place for 3-4 days.
  11. have the mango pickle with your favorite indian dish.


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