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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Instant Raw Mango Pickle | Cooking With Kin #15#

I'm here with another guest post for my CWK Series. And this time, Anjali from Spice n Sugar Tales has graced us with her delectable Raw Mango Pickle! I got acquainted with Anjali 2 months ago, when she won the Jingle All the Way event hosted on my blog. Mails were sent back and forth and before I knew it, we became good friends! :-) She agreed to do the guest post and sent me this recipe long back. Enjoy!

In this life full of hustle n bustle, hurries and worries, sometimes you come across pearls that shine and leave their radiating reflection in your eyes never to be forgotten. One fine day when I was playing with my daughter, rhyming with her on the tunes of 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star', and I received a buzz from this young, talented girl on my chat. I only knew her as a blogger by then and that day I saw the other side of her, the brilliant girl who's going for her C.A., all destined and aimed towards her goals, and still the passion for cooking reigning her mind. I was bewildered to know that she learnt cooking at the age of 9; gosh, I didn't know how to make tea at that age!! She is a girl full of life, vivacious and charming, talented and determined, and I wish she stays like that forever. We all love you, Kavi, and your blog 'Edible Entertainment' rocks!!

This girl has been hosting a number of events, and now with this new event of hers, called 'Cooking With Kin', she's inviting her fellow blogger and non-blogger friends to guest post on her blog; what an honour!! I'm literally delighted to be a part of that team and I feel great in writing this post for her. 

This recipe is a favorite in my family because it's very simple, very quick and goes well with just anything and everything. I always used to see my mom and grand-mom making pickles/ achaar during summers and saving them for the whole year, but I never did that. For me, life has always been a run from here to there, flipping countries like pages and going on and on. With this fast pace of life, this recipe is what I cherish as a gift. This one is very close to my heart and hence I feel elated in posting this for someone who's also a sweetheart.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: None
1. Raw Mango: 1(small sized)
2. Onion: 1 (big)
3. Salt: 1/2 tsp
4. Black/ Rock Salt: 1/4 tsp
5. Cumin Powder/ jeera: 1/4 tsp
6. Red Chilli Powder: 1/4 tsp
7. Crushed Dried Mint: 1 tsp
  1. Wash the raw mango with running water and wipe off with a cotton cloth.
  2. Peel off the outer skin and chop it into very fine pieces. 
  3. Cut the onion and chop it in a similar fashion. If you wash it before use, make sure to let it dry for 10 minutes in open before you mix the spices.
  4. Now add all the spices and salt to the chopped delights and cover the pot.
  5. Keep it in the sun-light for an hour or so, but this is not mandatory.
  6. The pickle is ready to be used with just anything. You can use it as a side-dish with aloo paratha, as pickle with rice, as a topping with kebabs, as a taste-lifter with chaats, and believe me, my daughter just has this as it is, tapping her tongue and blinking her eyes. :)
  1. The mango should be raw, really raw; sweet mangoes will spoil the taste.
  2. This can be refrigerated for about 4-5 days, although it vanishes off at my place in just a day.
  3. You can adjust the tangy flavors by adding in more or less onions.


  1. loved the pickle ,so quick and instant ..lovely pics ..

  2. nice guest post- thx for sharing

  3. Very different, adding raw onions is new..

  4. yummy n mouthwatering pickle....

  5. Lovely and yummy

  6. Lovely post awesome pickle.

  7. yum yummy mouth watering pickles....we can also use your instant pickles with chhole bhature.

  8. Pickle looks very tempting. I'm mouthwatering here. Love to try this as soon as possible :)

  9. Pickle looks tangy and really instant :)
    Happy to be your new follower..

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