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Mango Pickle| Mavinkai Upinkai|Kari che Lonche

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Mango Pickle! Is your mouth watering? Very few (like my husband) can resist the siren called mango pickle.

There is are no words to describe how it feels to crunch into a freshly made piece of Mango Pickle, delicious and crunchy, sour and pungent at the same time.

Lonche, Loncha, Upinkai, Kari Lonche, Manvinkai Upinkai,

Mango Pickle

Well, a mango pickle need not be just pungent you can have them sweet too like  Gor Keri a Raw/Green Mango Pickle made from Rajasthani Pickle Masala.

In the time when we were kids, the pickle was made at home under the eagle eye of Ajji or Granny and the preparations were elaborate.

For mango pickle, the season was of course summer and the bottles or barni as they are called were washed and rewashed then wiped and dried in the sun. Then the next day the mangoes were brought, washed and dried. Then they were cut on a clean and dry cutter. The keyword was clean and dry else the pickles will spoil.

The way the mangoes were cut is different from region to region. In the Vidharba where we stayed the hard endocarp was chopped up and used in the pickle but Ajji discarded it.

In general, the mangoes are salted then the spices added, mixed. Then oil that was heated to a smoking point was added after it had cooled thoroughly. Mixed well and were matured by exposing the bottles to sunlight for up to two weeks the pickle is kept covered with muslin while it is maturing.

Sadly this is now a dying tradition we do not have the time or patience for the elaborate procedures and end up using readymade masala to make pickles or buy one off the rack.

The other pickles I have tried are

But today in my last post for Condiments of your Choice I have made the pickle masala from here. You can make and store the masala for your use or buy the readymade masalas that are available in the market and make your pickle. The methodology is same.

Here I have used 1 kilo of raw mangoes as my basis but you can scale it down.

Mango Pickle

Make delicious Raw/Green Mango Pickle this season!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 12 mins
Course: Condiments, Pickle
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 Big bottles


  • 1 kg Raw Mango
  • 100 grams pickle masala
  • 125 grams Salt
  • 2 cups Oil about 250 -300 ml
  • 5-10 grams Rai/mustard seeds approx
  • 5 grams Hing/Asafoetida approx ( I use the rock hing called Shankar chaap)
  • 5-10 grams Haldi/turmeric powder approx


  • Wash dry and sun the pickle bottle. Also, wash dry and cut the mango with a clean and dry cutter.
  • In a big bowl add the mango pieces, salt, haldi and the masala and set aside for about half an hour.
  • Meanwhile heat the oil and splutter the mustard seeds add the hing after mashing it up.
  • Let the oil cool down.
  • Add the cooled oil to the mango mixture and mix well.
  • Transfer to the glass jar. Cover and let it mature in the sun for 2 weeks.


  1. This is my pickle masala link.
  2. In case after transferring the mango pieces the mango pieces are not submerged under the oil. Heat and cool some more oil and add to the pickle bottle.
  3. In case you do not plan to preserve the pickle satr eating it immediately.


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65 thoughts

  • June 13, 2017 at 4:38 am

    I love the clicks , they make me drool ! Gone are the days when young girls would spend so much time on pickling , our elders had loads of patience and time .

  • June 13, 2017 at 9:12 am

    oh ! this is my absolute fav pickle ! instant and yummy :)) great clicks

  • June 13, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Looks super sinful Archana, won’t mind that pickle right now!

  • June 16, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    love your pickle masala recipe. The mango pickle looks very tempting.

  • June 18, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Slurp slurp, omg this is a real torture, wish i get a super huge bottle of this pickle from u.

  • March 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Drooling here.. I just love mango pickle and feel like having with curd rice now !

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Priya dig in with ghee and hot steamed rice. The best dish in the world.

  • March 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Wow… Raw mango pickle is a favourite and this one looks yumm.. Drooling..

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks, Drashti.

  • March 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Anything with Mango will always have me jump with joy! These seasonal pickles are so simple yet so full of flavour right. 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      True and pickle I jump with joy.:D

  • March 22, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Your picture of mango pickle makes me drool. And you are right its really mouthwatering. Superb share.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks Sujata.

  • March 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I love crunch in the pickle, so eat only fresh mango pickle. Your pickle is making me drool uncontrollably.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Ritu this is just the Ritu for it. Enjoy.

  • March 22, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Pickle is one of our family fav dish which we used to eat with our daily meal & this looks so yumm, very easy recipe too, bookmarked it !!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      😀 I love this pickle mixed with hot rice and homemade ghee.Drool.

  • March 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Archana, my first time here, and yes I’ll keep coming again and again! I’m salivating looking at the picture! Will wait for mango season to start in Lahore to try this recipe. ????

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Maria Nasir! Thanks for the kind words and glad to meet you.Hope you get great mangoes immediately now to make these pickles.

  • March 22, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Drooling here! Love freshly made mango pickles and yours looks delicious!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 22, 2018 at 10:35 pm


  • March 22, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Mango Pickle I can have this anytime with anything.. and your looks so perfect 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 23, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Great to meet another pickle lover :D.

  • March 23, 2018 at 4:04 am

    What a lovely summer recipe that is Archana. Mango pickle looks spicy, tangy and absolutely mouth watering.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 23, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks, Pavani.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 23, 2018 at 8:11 pm


  • March 23, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Looking at the post and the write up, I can surely guess you love making pickles, just like me. With mangoes in season, this is what I would be also doing, in fact just made a draft post couple of days back with my batch of kairi acchar. Seasonal produce has to be enjoyed, I am with your husband totally on this. Varan Bhaat, toop ani lonche is the absolute comfort food. Making pickles and then storing them is definitely an art, well written recipe notes too.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks, Vidya but I love pickle and rice more than anything else.

  • March 23, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    One of the favourite pickles in our home is Mango Pickle. My mom sends me her homemade achar every year. So, I have never tried it on my own

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 23, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      Mom’s pickles are the best pickles.

  • March 24, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Love such quick version of pickles. Looks so tempting. Delicious

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks, Ruchi.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      ;D Thanks Freda

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Mmmm me drooling at the thought.

  • March 25, 2018 at 12:41 am

    This pickle looks so very tasty and super delicious. It would go so well with parathas and curd.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Just about anything Nayna.

  • March 25, 2018 at 3:33 am

    In India making achar at home is a big event for any household, used to be same at my mum’s home too. I don’t make many achar here. I love tangy mango pickle with plain khichdi 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      True Jagruti. I miss those days.

  • March 25, 2018 at 4:42 am

    My weakness is Mango pickle…it’s around midnight and I’m drooling over this yummy pickle…yours is a different approach to the pickle..would love try out sometime!!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Please try Padmaji and let me know.

  • March 25, 2018 at 6:15 am

    I’m not sure how one can resist in front of this droolicious pickle.. even the thought of it makes my mouth water…I can pair this with anything.. yummilicious

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      😀 Thanks for pointing out I am sane.:D

  • March 25, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Absolutely yummy and lip smacking!! Love that it is instant and easy to make 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      True it is instant love.Thanks.

  • March 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    You have a good collection of pickles.. Mango pickle looks yum apt with curd rice..

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks Sujitha.

  • March 25, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Lovely pickle and this post is in just in time Archana! Salivating with this post and pics.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 25, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      😀 Thanks, Jayashree.

  • Sapna
    March 26, 2018 at 1:58 am

    The name mango pickle itself make me drool. This look real tempting and full of mouth watering flavors ????

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:58 pm


  • Bhawana
    March 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    I love these instant mangi pickle recipes. Really quickly made and serve immediately. Yours have come out so well. mouthwatering cliks.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks, Bhawana.

  • March 26, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    OMG !! Slurp slurp
    Love this instant one 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks, Sasmita.

  • March 27, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Delicious pickle, looks so good. I like having mango picked with some aloo Puri. Make it so yummy????????

    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Don’t remind me of the differnt combos Avin. Drooling at the thought.

  • May 30, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    The mango pickle looks so inviting di.. droolesome share..and best part is the recipe sounds quick and easy !!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you, Poonam.

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