This Moong Sprouts And Spinach Baked Khaman Dhokla is the healthier version of Khaman.Traditionallt this fluffy and spongy snack is made with gram flour, yogurt, spinach, sprouts and aromatic spices and herbs is steamed and is a crowd-pleaser. Baking reduces the oil used and it a guilt-free healthier option. Tangy and mildly sweet flavor, Khaman is a quick snack or a party appetizer. Make and enjoy the authentic Gujarati snack.
Mango Pickle| Mavinkai Upinkai|Kari che Lonche
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.
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
- Spiced Lime Pickle/Lemon Pickle without Oil
- Gor Keri a Raw/Green Mango Pickle made from Rajasthani Pickle Masala
- Mixed Pickle of Raw Mangoes, Cauliflower and Carrots
- Olya Haldiche Lonche or Fresh Turmeric Pickle
- Lime Pickle/ Limba che lonche/ Limbikai Upinkai
- Chilli Pickle/Phodni Chi Mirchi
- Star Fruit Pickle/ Kamarak che Lonche
- Preserved lemons or l'hamd Marakad
- Ranjka/Thecha ~ A Chilli Preserve
- Keri Ki Launjee/ A Raw Mango Preserve
- Raw Mango in Salt
- Amla Pickle
- Instant Pickle
- Carrot Pickle
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.
- 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.
- This is my pickle masala link.
- 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.
- In case you do not plan to preserve the pickle satr eating it immediately.
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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 .
oh ! this is my absolute fav pickle ! instant and yummy :)) great clicks
Srivalli Jetti says
Looks super sinful Archana, won't mind that pickle right now!
Mayuri Patel says
love your pickle masala recipe. The mango pickle looks very tempting.
Priya Suresh says
Slurp slurp, omg this is a real torture, wish i get a super huge bottle of this pickle from u.
Srividhya Gopalakrishnan says
My fav pickle. Curd rice and this - you are in heaven. I wish I could grab that bowl
Priya vj says
What's not to like in this mouthwatering pickle .. the pics are enough to make one salivate. Your pickle masala has given the perfect color to the maavinkaai upinkaai
😀 thank you.
Chef Mireille says
tangy mango pickle!
Priya Srinivasan says
Mango pickle anytime with anything!! Looks droolicious!!
Priya Satheesh says
Drooling here.. I just love mango pickle and feel like having with curd rice now !
Priya dig in with ghee and hot steamed rice. The best dish in the world.
Drashti Dholakia says
Wow... Raw mango pickle is a favourite and this one looks yumm.. Drooling..
Anything with Mango will always have me jump with joy! These seasonal pickles are so simple yet so full of flavour right. 🙂
True and pickle I jump with joy.:D
Sujata Roy says
Your picture of mango pickle makes me drool. And you are right its really mouthwatering. Superb share.
Ritu Tangri says
I love crunch in the pickle, so eat only fresh mango pickle. Your pickle is making me drool uncontrollably.
Ritu this is just the Ritu for it. Enjoy.
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 !!
😀 I love this pickle mixed with hot rice and homemade ghee.Drool.
Maria Nasir says
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. ????
Hi Maria Nasir! Thanks for the kind words and glad to meet you.Hope you get great mangoes immediately now to make these pickles.
Drooling here! Love freshly made mango pickles and yours looks delicious!
Meera Girdhar says
Mango Pickle I can have this anytime with anything.. and your looks so perfect 🙂
Great to meet another pickle lover :D.
What a lovely summer recipe that is Archana. Mango pickle looks spicy, tangy and absolutely mouth watering.
Shobha Keshwani says
Yummy.. love it with curd rice.
Vidya Narayan says
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.
Thanks, Vidya but I love pickle and rice more than anything else.
Jyoti Babel says
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
Mom's pickles are the best pickles.
Love such quick version of pickles. Looks so tempting. Delicious
Freda @ Aromatic essence says
I just love love this pickle!! Yours looks so tempting, Archana 🙂
;D Thanks Freda
Shamila - The Happie friends Potpourri corner says
Just in time.. Perfect for summer.. Can make a big batch and store for the coming months!!
Mmmm me drooling at the thought.
Shamila - The Happie friends Potpourri corner says
Just in time.. Perfect for summer.. Can make a big batch and store for the coming months!! Yumm...
Nayna Kanabar says
This pickle looks so very tasty and super delicious. It would go so well with parathas and curd.
Just about anything Nayna.
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 🙂
True Jagruti. I miss those days.
Padma Veeranki says
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!!
Please try Padmaji and let me know.
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
😀 Thanks for pointing out I am sane.:D
Vanitha Bhat says
Absolutely yummy and lip smacking!! Love that it is instant and easy to make 🙂
True it is instant love.Thanks.
You have a good collection of pickles.. Mango pickle looks yum apt with curd rice..
Lovely pickle and this post is in just in time Archana! Salivating with this post and pics.
😀 Thanks, Jayashree.
The name mango pickle itself make me drool. This look real tempting and full of mouth watering flavors ????
I love these instant mangi pickle recipes. Really quickly made and serve immediately. Yours have come out so well. mouthwatering cliks.
OMG !! Slurp slurp
Love this instant one 🙂
Delicious pickle, looks so good. I like having mango picked with some aloo Puri. Make it so yummy????????
Don't remind me of the differnt combos Avin. Drooling at the thought.
Poonam Bachhav says
The mango pickle looks so inviting di.. droolesome share..and best part is the recipe sounds quick and easy !!
Thank you, Poonam.
Jayashree T.Rao says
Mango pickle is all time favourite and one of the daily essentials at home. I too make it during summer. Looks delicious Archana.
Seema Sriram says
It is so not ok , Archana! as I now crave this mango pickle in the dead of winter!! It will be a while to wait, but i am sure it will be worth it when the mangoes come.
Chef Mireille says
I have never heard of pickle masala before. I can't wait to try this recipe out. I am sure it is going to be so good!
😀 try Mir you will love it.
you have quite a collection of pickles there, arch. mango uppinakayi remains my fav thought!
😀 mine too.