Hey! Summers are here and king of fruits is available in market… I just love mangoes, kachha aam or pakka aam they are delicious and amazing!
In today’s world there is nothing like seasonal, all fruits are available throughout the year but I strongly believe in eating seasonal fruits only. Some people like to eat exotic fruits and without season available fruits, you know what they look so nice and beautiful but don’t get fooled by that trick. Those fruits are preserved in freezers with preservatives, they travel so long to come to your plate and all this makes them loaded with unnecessary chemicals.
Alas, now a days you can’t differentiate which is natural and which is chemically loaded fruits or even vegetables but what one should do is visit local markets instead of malls and you will get fruits/vegetable seasonally grown. We can’t guarantee but at least we can make sure that we are getting fresh farm brought fruits/vegetables.
Ok, so here we start our recipe… Quick mango achaar also known as Vaghariyu in Gujarati, aam ki launji in Rajasthan & Fodani cha loncha in Marathi. Absolutely delicious item and very easy to make.
- Oil (2 tbsp)
- Mustard seeds / Rai (Half tbsp)
- Cumin seeds / Jeera (Half tbsp)
- Fenugreek Seeds / Methi dana (Half tbsp)
- Hing (1 pinch)
- Raw Mango (500 gm – make small pieces of it)
- Jaggery (As per taste – about 1 cup)
- Red chilli powder (1 tbsp)
- Salt (As per taste)
- Turmeric powder (1 tbsp)
- Cumin and coriander powder (1 tbsp)
Take pan and heat oil in it. After heating oil add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Let them crackle and add hing to it. Now add the mango pieces into it and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
Mangoes will get soft, add grated jaggery to it and cover the pan. Cook till the jaggery melts and combines with the mangoes. *Tip: Don’t make very small pieces, it should be little bigger as after cooking it for 5 minutes they will melt and you will not be able to enjoy chunks of it while eating.
Your delicious quick mango achaar is ready to serve as a additional sabji with chapati or parantha. *Tip: this pickle is not as the regular mango pickle which lasts whole year. When we prepare Vaghariyu, you can store it in the fridge after it cools down completely and can be used for a month but not more than that. We add jaggery to it which works as a natural preservative and lasts for about a month.
This recipe will be loved by children as it has taste ranging from sweet to sour. Talking about my personal experience, my niece Krisha enjoys this achaar a lot. So when you have prepared sabji which children denies to eat you can serve this easy to make achaar and they will surely love it.
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