An instant method for preparing a mouth-watering, luscious raw mango pickle…Famously known as Keethu Manga Urugai down South, keethu means cut, manga means mango, urugai means pickle…one of the easiest pickles that can be made in a jiffy with very few ingredients available in our pantry.
How to make Instant Raw Mango Pickle?
This cut mango pickle is omnipresent in festival spreads and wedding menus…and in summer, when green mangoes are available in plenty every South Indian household likes to prepare this frequently and relish it with almost every meal.
Bursting with flavours, enticing with tangy and spicy taste, this pickle goes well with curd rice, dosa varieties, upma and pongal/khichadi varieties. It stays good for 2-3 days at room temperature and for about a week or 10 days when refrigerated.
An instant method for preparing a mouthwatering, luscious raw mango pickle…omnipresent in festival spreads and wedding menus…in summer when green mangoes are available in plenty, every South Indian household likes to prepare this frequently and relish it with almost every meal.
Course: accompaniment, Basic Recipe, Pickle
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: Cut Mango Pickle, Keethu Manga Urugai, Mango Pickle, Raw Mango Pickle
Author: Delicious Galore
2medium sizedRaw Mangoes raw and firm
¼tspTurmeric Powder / Haldi
2tbspRed Chilly Powder
¾tspFenugreek / Methi Seeds roasted and powdered
¼cupSesame / Til Oil
½tspAsafoetida / Hing
1tspMustard Seeds / Rai
Wash and pat dry the raw mangoes. Cut them into thin pieces along with the skin.
Place the mangoes pieces in a bowl. Add salt, haldi, chilly powder and methi seeds powder.
In a small kadai, heat oil and add rai. When it splutters, add hing.
When the hing emits nice flavour, switch off the flame.
Pour the tadka over the mangoes and mix well.
Yummy raw mango pickle is ready to serve.
If you must store the pickle for later use, store it in a dry, air-tight container.
Increase or decrease the amount of chilly powder as per your taste.
If you don’t have roasted and powdered methi seeds powder, dry roast and powder/pound them coarsely.
In this hot weather, a platter of colourful and crunchy salad is absolutely refreshing!… scrumptious salads made with fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and dairy proteins forms a balanced meal by itself… it instantly boosts our energy to gear up for the day…once such interesting recipe is ‘Gado Gado’.
‘Gado Gado’ means “mix mix” in Indonesian…the vegetarian version of this Indonesian salad is crunchy, delicious with the perfect blend of spiciness, sweetness and tanginess… loaded with the goodness of veggies, diary proteins and healthy carbs, Gado Gado is a nutritious one-meal salad…It is also a popular street food of Indonesia.
The recipe calls for fresh veggies like cabbage, french beans, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, potato, cucumber, spinach and bean sprouts. It also has protein and carbohydrate sources as it is served with fried tofu, tempeh and lontong (the non-vegetarian version of Gado Gado has shrimp crackers, boiled eggs and inclusion of shrimp paste in the peanut dressing).
Here, I have tried a 100% vegetarian Gado Gado recipe that uses fried tofu with veggies… I have not included tempeh (fermented soya beans cake) and lontong (rice cakes) as I wanted to keep it simple but wholesome with easily available ingredients in my location.
The speciality of Gado Gado is all about the nutty flavoured peanut sauce served with veggies and tofu… the sauce has roasted peanuts and shallots as the main ingredients and garlic, fresh red chillies(or chilly powder), brown sugar(or palm sugar) and tamarind paste as the flavouring agents.
It is prepared by pounding in stone pestle and mortar as per the authentic method…but these can be blended in the mixer grinder also if you want to speed up the process… although nothing closer to the pounding version as it enhances the flavour and taste of the sauce to the great extent…
Here, I have followed the authentic method to the possible extent and pounded the sauce in mortar and pestle… and it’s heavenly in taste!
An authentic recipe in which curry leaves plays a major role…aromatic, tangy and spicy, multi-purpose “Curry Leaves Spice Paste” is one basic recipe for numerous authentic South Indian dishes that can be prepared instantly with the original taste intact.
Looking for an uncomplicated classical dessert?.. Dulce de Leche is an excellent choice! This caramelized, creamy confection is so versatile that it’s been used in numerous ways…like a topping, as a spread or still better a spoonful of this can be relished directly from the pot.