Friday 17 August 2018

Instant Mango Pickle | Manga Achar | Manga Urukai | Raw Mango Pickle

I make this pickle almost every year. This year I made it twice :)  So you can understand how easy it is to make :)  During summer, I almost always have the pickle powder (mustard-feungreek powder) ground in bulk and stored. So it is a breeze to make the pickles as and when needed.. This pickle is the family favorite and is loved by all. Now who can say no to fiery, salty and sour lip smacking mango pickle na :) The more it sits the more darker and tastier it gets.. So shall we see now how to make this yummy and easy pickle?

Preparation Time : 15 minutes

Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Recipe source : Ma

Makes : A 300 gm bottle 

I Used:

Raw Mango-3 medium sized ones (cut into small pieces)
Salt-As Needed
Gingelly Oil-¼ Cup
Mustard-1 tsp
Asafoetida-2 tsp
Red Chilly Powder-1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder-½ tsp
Mustard -2 tsp
Fenugreek-2 tsp
Mustard-Fenugreek powder-½ tbsp

The Way:

1. In a pan dry roast the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds for 4-5 minutes on low flame. Take care not to burn them. It starts giving a nice aroma and also the mustard will start spluttering. Then off the flame. Allow it to cool and powder them in a clean and dry mixer jar. You can grind this powder in bulk and use it for all of your pickles

2. Rinse the mango nicely in water. Then pat it dry using a kitchen towel. Then cut the mango into small quarter inch pieces. You can remove the skin or keep it as per your wish. I always keep the skin and discard the seed. After cutting the mango into pieces, add required salt to it and mix well and keep aside in a clean and dry container. If you like, you can leave it like that for 3-4 days for the salt to nicely soak in. Else you can make the pickle instantly as well 

3. Take a pan and heat the gingelly oil (nallennai). Now reduce the flame. Splutter the mustard seeds

4. Then add asaoetida, don't go stingy here :) Add it liberally

5. Now add red chilly powder, turmeric powder and saute for a minute

6. Then add the mustard-fenugreek powder

7. Give a nice mix and then add the cut mango pieces and give a nice stir and switch off the flame 

8. Store the pickle in a clean, dry, glass container. You should be able to see oil floating on the top of the container else chances of the pickle getting spoilt are very high. Leave in a clean place for a day or two for the flavours to soak in and then refrigerate it


  • Store in a clean and dry glass container for longer shelf life
  • Refrigerate if possible after a day of making the pickle for longer life
  • Always use a clean dry spoon to take the pickle from the bottle
  • Allow a layer of oil on top of the container for longer life and it prevents from mold formation on top of the pickle




  1. that is life smacking dear... can pair with rice or roti...

  2. Absolutely love this pickle recipe,easy and tasty

  3. Lip smacking pickle..Well explained!


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