pickle2Q: I would like a recipe for Mango Atchar please.

A: Mango Atchar consists of shredded green mangoes, mixed with spices, left to stand from a couple of hours, to a few days in order to become soft and tender. It is then blended with oil.

1kg unripe mangoes
3t salt
1 cup oil

1t coriander seeds
1t  cumin seeds
1t tablespoon mustard seeds
1t tablespoon ground garlic
2T to 4T chilli powde

  1. Wash the mangoes and wipe dry. Cut into 1cm blocks.
  2. Mix the salt into the mangoes and allow to stand for about 2 hours.
  3. Fry  the seeds in 1/2 cup of the oil until they are light brown.
  4. Remove from the oil and grind to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  5. Put the rest of the oil in a saucepan and heat well. Add all the ground spices and stir for 1 minute. Add the mangoes.
  6. Stir together over the heat very briefly and remove.
  7. Place in sterilized jars and seal.
  8. Use after 2 weeks.

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