Mango-Ginger (Mamidallam in Telugu) ..The very thought of it reminds me of so many recipes which Amma (my Mom) makes. Its smell and flavor are heavenly. It imparts a very unique taste to any recipe. It is neither related to Mango nor Ginger but surprisingly belongs to the turmeric family and is pale yellow inside with a lighter color outside. Also it has a sweet smell of unripe mango when crushed. It can be used in the preparation of chutney, pickles, preserve, candy, sauce and left to our imagination! This wonder rhizome has excellent medicinal properties and finds extensive use in Ayurveda. Thats a little intro about this under-exploited spice.

Ok, now coming to the pickle, the recipe has been passed on by my good friend Vijayalakshmi, who has been preparing this pickle for years now. Thanks to her we are enjoying another lip-smacking recipe using mango-ginger. Trust me, I am not exaggerating. Be sure to see a few more recipes using mango-ginger in this space ;)


Ingredients -

Mango Ginger finely chopped 1 cup
Mustard Powder 1 Tbsp
Fenugreek Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt 3/4 Tbsp (or as per taste)
Mirchi Powder 1 Tbsp (or as per taste)
Lemon Juice 4 Tbsp (or as per taste)
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Hing/Asafoetida 1/8 tsp)


Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add the lemon juice,turmeric and salt. Mix well and add the finely chopped mango ginger.


Add the mustard powder, fenugreek powder and Mirchi powder to the mix.

In a heated pan, add oil and let the mustard seeds pop. Add Hing and add this seasoning to the pickle after it cools down.

Cover the pickle and leave it untouched for about 6-8 hrs.

Serve it over hot rice and ghee and taste the divinity, so to say!


I am sending this wonderful pickle to Nivedita's 'Complete My Thali - Pickle' event started by Jagruti.

Makes approx. 1 cup
Preparation Time 15 min (Pickling time 6-8 hrs)

Posted by Harini on Thursday, October 7, 2010
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7 comments

  1. Priya Says:
  2. Mango and ginger sounds wonderful as pickle, droolworthy pickle for the sure..

     
  3. aipi Says:
  4. Tongue tickling pickle..

     
  5. Looks so enticing!

     
  6. very tempting combination...lovely color of this tangy pickle

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

     
  7. Satya Says:
  8. hey never tried pickle with this ginger ..looks mouth watering

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

     
  9. I love maanga inji ... its has this unique flavor and crunch.. yours looks yummy..

     
  10. Hyma Says:
  11. hey Harini...I made this pickle today for blog hop...check it out at my blog...http://flavours-and-me.blogspot.com/2011/11/mang-ginger-pickle-variation-1-blog-hop.html

     
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