As the rains started pouring the pickle season has ended. Making mango as main ingredient many varieties of pickles are made in Andhrapradesh.  Pickles are available in market but home made is always best and hygiene. Today we ll learn to make Mango pickle with Til or Gingelli powder. Its less spicy and more delicious..

The main ingredient for the pickle is mango. It has to best quality with bright color and fibre. The oil should be always gingelly or til oil for pickles for good taste. This quality check during preparation  makes it storable for an year without any artificial preservative..

Ingredients :

Mango pieces – 1 kg

Til /Gingelly seeds – 250 gms

Til/Gingelly oil – 500 gms

Salt – 250gms

Mustard powder – 50 gms

Cumin powder – 50 gms

Fenugreek powder – 10 gms / 1 tsp

Turmeric – 10 gms / 1 tsp

Asafoetida – pinch

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Saute til seeds till they turn to light brown color and grind it to fine powder.  Remove the seeds from mango pieces and clean them Take a bowl and mix all the dry powders – til powder, salt, turmeric powder, Cumin and Fenugreek powder, Cumin powder   in it.  Heat oil in big vessel and add asafoetida when the oil is hot. Add cumin and mustard seeds. When they splutter remove from fire to cool down. When the oil is little warm add ginger  garlic paste and mix well.  After it is completely cool, add mango pieces and mix well so that each mango piece is covered with the masala. After mixing the whole  masala and mango  pieces , store them in clean jars .

After 3 days take it out and mix again . Now the Til mango pickle is ready to eat. As we dont add red chillie powder  , its spicy but not hot.  Children also like it very much. The til flavour is really wonderful . Great combination with hot rice..

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