Manga Achar/ Mango Pickle
Green Mango cubes- 3 cup
Garlic- 15- 20 pods
Ginger- 2 inch thick piece
Chilly powder- 4-5 tbs
(or according to your spice tolerance)
Fenugreek powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- 1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Gingerly oil- 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Vinegar- 1/2 cup
Cut mangoes into cubes. Sprinkle salt, cover and leave it in room temperature for 4-6 hours.
Soak dates in half of the vinegar. After about an hour make it into a paste.
Using a mortal and pastel crush ginger and garlic (around 10-15) into a course mixture. Slice the rest of the garlic.
Heat oil in pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add sliced garlic and the crushed ginger and garlic. Saute till raw flavor disappears.
Switch off the flame and add the chilly powder, fenugreek powder,asafoetida,sugar and salt as needed. Add the dates paste and mix well.Return to the stove and heat in low flame for a minute. Switch off the flame and add the chopped mangoes and left over vinegar.
Allow to cool down and then store in air tight bottle.
Hope you will all enjoy!