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Goan Style Mango Jam without Preservatives

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Towards the end of the mango season and in the rains we in Goa make a delicious mango jam, every season.

The names of this golden yellow jam made from mango pulp are many like Mangad/Manggad, Ambya cho Saat/ halwo. The best part is no preservatives or thickeners are used.

Mangad/Manggad, Ambya cho Saat/ halwo

Homemade Mango Jam

Varieties of mangoes that are native to Goa are many. These are a few that I know of  Mankurad the mango by which the Goans swear by, Malgesh, Bishop, Afons,  Mangilal, Mussarat, Xavier. Of these Mussarat is mostly used in the preparation of jams, sweet pickles and processed products.

We have a small mango tree that bears Alfonso mangoes. This year we had a lot of mangoes next year the tree will rest. This is a natural cycle, however, a lot of people are now injecting their trees and getting the fruits every year. I do not agree with this everything has a cycle and it’s better not to interfere with nature.

Anyway, like I was saying we had a small crop of about 300 or 400 mangoes. With hubby not in town I was unable to handle the crop. Now the mangoes are all over I miss the every morning ritual where I went down to get the fallen mangoes. Many a times they were split or the citizens of the tree had got to them first. I believe they were the sweetest mangoes.

After distributing to friends I still had a lot many left and with only me eating them I made Mango Jam with these mangoes.

The other mango recipe I have tried in the past arePeach and Mango SalsaAmbe che Sasav/ Mango Sasav ~A traditional Goan DishMango Recipes we Love.

The preserves I have made from mangoes are Gor Keri a Raw/Green Mango Pickle,   Keri Ki Launjee/ A Raw Mango Preserve,  Mango Murabba /Amba cha Murabba/Green Mango Preserve.  Jams from fruits are Red Chilli JamGrape Jam|Black Grapes Jam| Grape JellyStrawberry Jam. To understand Jam making check this out.

This Goan Mango Jam needs only two ingredients mango pulp and sugar and my jam is made from organic mangoes.  The only fertilizers we have used are the leaves that fall of the tree.

Making this Mangad is simple but time consuming as you use low flame.  Serve this this ammya cho halwo with Chapatti, or as a sandwich. But take care to preserve it in the fridge and use a clean dry spoon to serve it.

Mangad/Manggad, Ambya cho Saat/ halwo




3 mangoes pulp about 500grms
1 ½ cup (katori) about   180 grms sugar

Transfer the pulp of the mangoes in a thick bottomed pan.
On low flame heat the mangoes. Stir constantly. Please be careful as the jam bubbles and splatters. The burns from the process are painful.
When the pulp leaves the sides of the pan and becomes a bit translucent add the sugar and stir.
Heat for about 4-5 minutes and switch off the gas. Let it cool a bit in the pan.
Transfer to a steel container or a glass container.
Keep the glass container on a wooden board till it cools fully.

Enjoy jamming ladies!

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18 thoughts

  • June 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    yum yum…mango jam looks great..wonderful recipe..

  • June 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Glad to see u back after a long Archana, mango jam looks super delicious and glossy…

  • June 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Welcome back dear 🙂 The jam came out perfect, love homemade preserves!
    US Masala

  • June 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    wow …absolutely mouthwatering jam…

  • June 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Yum ….home made mango jam sounds so great ..

  • June 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks guys. Glad to know I am not forgotten!!

  • June 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Lip smacking.. perfect for a slice of toasted bread

  • June 28, 2017 at 5:46 am

    A simple and easy jam and delicious looking.

  • July 1, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Having your mango tree and that too Alphanzo variety is a total treat . A jam with these must be simply wow !

  • July 1, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Lovely color and looks yum. I can have this anytime. But jams are not so popular at home.

  • July 3, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Omg, this jam is a real torture, wish you pack me some.

  • July 12, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Awwww who would say no to this mango jam. Love the fact that it doesn’t have any preservatives. Very nice.

  • Sapana
    August 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    That is a nice way to use those ripe mangoes. I would love to eat the jam with a whole wheat toast.

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