Til Mango Pickle /Nuvvu Aavakaaya


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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10 Responses

  1. sireesha says:

    Hi Jyothi…. i am good at cooking but very new at preparing pickles. Atlast i prepared the pickle using your recipe. I have a few doubts. I bought the mango pieces but it took around 6 hours to mix the pieces with masala. After cutting down the mango pieces, most of the time went in journey and preparing masala. so is that fine and does mango pieces remain fresh. Also, after i finish preparing pickle, i feel very salty. Does this saltiness decrease or it remains the same. Also, i feel that oil content is little bit more. I am little bit scared about salt especially. I have used all ingredients exactly as you have mentioned in the recipe. Could you please reply me.

    • sireesha says:

      Thanks for your quick reply Jyothi garu. . My grandma prepares avakaya pickle using allam and avaalu but we were not aware of nuvvula podi avakaya. After my mariage ,i tasted this pickle in my motherinlaw house. This summer i asked her to prepare it but she said that, she lost the recipe. I searched many sites for 10 days , atlast i got your recipe which was exactly the same which i ate. I am eagerly waiting to taste the pickle, but have to wait 2 more days . will reply u after tasting the pickle.

      thanks!!

      • sireesha says:

        Hello Jyothi, the chutney got great taste!! A very big thank for posting this recipe. This is my very favourite pickle and i could prepare it on my own with the help of your recipe. thanks again.

        I have added 3 table spoons of red chilli powder for 3 kg of mango pieces, to have pickle little spicy… thats it. Everything is fine…

        If there is a chance, could you please post the recipes like Ariselu & sweet poori.

        thank you!!

  2. sireesha says:

    Hi Jyothi…. i am good at cooking but very new at preparing pickles. Atlast i prepared the pickle using your recipe. I have a few doubts. I bought the mango pieces but it took around 6 hours to mix the pieces with chutney. After cutting down the mango pieces, most of the time went in journey and preparing masala. so is that fine and mango pieces remain fresh. Also, after i finish preparing pickles, i feel salty. Does this saltiness decrease or it remains the same. Also, i feel that oil content is little bit more. I am little bit scared about salt especially. Could you please reply me.

  3. Padhu says:

    Guys I realize thr r some typo errors in my posting pls ignore

  4. Padhu says:

    Jyothi thanx for posting this pachadi I was looking for avakaya ,but Boone is posting this recipe everybody have diff version of this .. Luckily got here , nd I have a suggestion if u add garlic pods to avakaya , it wil give u get taste coz web it soke in the masala it’s get web u eat try it ofcourae it applies only for the ppl who eat garlic .. But if u add it’s terrific . Once again thanx jyothi for posting

  5. Jyothi says:

    Rekha, try this variety once. really its very delicious..

    Vanamala thanku .. try it. I love this pickle..

  6. vanamala says:

    Sounds new to me…nice

  7. rekha says:

    very new to me Jyothi I never add tillseeds to avakaya ofcourse we use nuvula noone for avakaya book marked have to try in next mango season thank you somuch for sharing this recipe.. oohh yeh I am a silent reader of your space love to come here every time..

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