Instant Mango Pickle

Instant Mango Pickle 1

a super simple and lip smacking pickle made using raw mango and flavored with a special masala powder and mustard oil

Instant Mango Pickle 1

Pickling, as a way of preserving food, is almost as old as cultivation. Whenever there was a glut of a particular kind of food, whether fruit or a vegetable or a kind of meat, it was pickled so that it could be eaten during the lean months of the year. Different produce was pickled at different times of the year; for example, mangoes in summer and root vegetables like radish (moola / mooli) and carrots in winter. No pickling was done during the monsoon months because the humidity and inadequate sunlight would make it difficult to keep the pickles from spoiling.

In India, pickle means we refer to Achaar (in Hindi). From selecting the right raw materials to carefully preparing the ingredients, from assembling the pickles to adding spices and then waiting for the pickle to be finally ready – a lasting memory of childhood vacations, each and every Indian child must-have.

Pickles in India are of three basic types depending upon the preservation like in :

  • vinegar,
  • salt, and
  • oil.

Oil is a popular medium, used for pickling in India. No meal is complete without a spoonful of the sweet, sour, spicy, and mouthwatering Indian pickle aka achaar.

Mango Pickle –

Mango pickles are by far the most popular Indian pickles, and there are hundreds of types of mango pickles in India. When mango is in season, Mango Pickle will appear in almost all of our kitchens.

But sometimes, we don’t have that much time and even patience to wait for such a long period to enjoy the pickle. Also sometimes our stock of pickles is no longer available which is a must in everyday meal, then the INSTANT pickles work at its best. The instant versions have been a boon to avoid those prolonged pickling processes too.

So here I have come up with an Instant version of Mango Pickle with just 3 ingredients.

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What does go into this instant mango pickle ?

  • Raw mango – For making any kind of pickle, always pick the mango fresh and firm. I have used medium-sized raw mangoes here and I have just chopped them into 1-inch cubes.
  • Achari masala powder – This is a handy masala powder that is always in my pantry. This powder can be used in most Indian pickles or even curries and side dishes to give a distinct flavor as well as taste to the whole dish.

  • Mustard oil – We, Odia likes mustard oil in almost all dishes. And here is the same, so used mustard oil. Any other oil one can add here as well like sesame oil, sunflower oil, etc.
  • Salt – as needed
So basically this Mango Pickle is

✓  very easy to make
✓  tangy and spicy
✓  INSTANTstay fresh upto 1 week if refrigeratedvegan and gluten free

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Instant Mango Pickle 1

Instant Mango Pickle

Sasmita
A super simple and lip smacking pickle made using raw mango and flavored with a special masala powder and mustard oil
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Restiing Time 15 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 3 no. Raw mango (medium)
  • 3 tbsp Achari masala powder
  • 3 tbsp Mustard oil
  • Salt as needed

Instructions
 

  • Cut the mangoes into halves, discard the seed.
  • Chop into 1 inch cubes either keeping the skin on or peeling out.
  • Pat dry the cubes using a kitchen towel as any moisture left out on the mango cubes can reduce life of the pickle.
  • Keep all the cubes in a mixing bowl.
  • Add achari masala powder along with salt and mix well using a neat and clean spoon.
  • Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the mustard oil to the smoking point (once first wisps of smoke appear, immediately turn off the heat) and then cool it to the room temperature.
  • Pour this over the mango pickle, mix again.
  • Fill this pickle in a clean sterile jar and close the lid.
  • Let it sit for 1 day at room temperature, then keep in refrigerator to use within 1 week.

Notes

  • One can mix 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing) to the pickle. I have not added.
  • By keeping it in the refrigerator, this pickle can stay fresh for up to 1 week.
  • Always pick fresh and firm mangoes.
  • The bottle, the spoon must be sterilized well while using for any kind of pickle. Even a bit of moisture may spoil the pickle.
Keyword Gluten free, Mango Recipe, Pickle, vegan

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Sasmita beautiful clicks of a mouthwatering pickle. Like your instant mango pickle recipe which is slightly different from the way we make it. These instant pickles come in so handy when we have leftover parathas or rotis.

  2. 5 stars
    I can tuck in a lot of lunch with this mango pickle. Best part is it is so quick to make.

  3. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    This is a super easy recipe for those who crave for achaar but want something home made and instant. So tangy and delicious…

  4. 5 stars
    Instant mango pickle looks tempting sashmita, love how simple and easy it is to make this pickle. Quick, yet great on taste, Curd rice and mango pickle is my favorite combo!

  5. 5 stars
    Instant mango pickle looks so wonderful Sasmita. This recipe is easy and comes handy when you want to make something really quick.

  6. 5 stars
    My mouth is watering after seeing these pickle photos. I love instant pickles and instant mango pickles is one of my favorite pickles. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    Mouthwatering Pickle recipe. I am a huge fan of pickles; I would love to have pickles at any time.

  8. 5 stars
    That is such a yummy instant mango pickle. Looks spicy, tangy and so easy to make. Thank you for the recipe.

  9. 5 stars
    Summers are incomplete for us without relishing on instant mango pickles. Loved your simple yet flavorful version. The pics look gorgeous as always!

  10. 5 stars
    Mango pickle is my favorite and if it is made instant then it is indenture bliss. Your pickle looks so tempting and flavorful. Will definitely try your recipe.

  11. 5 stars
    I love mango pickles and instant pickles are the best. Your mango pickle looks so tempting, literally my mouth is watering here. 🙂

  12. As we are not huge fans of any pickles, so we don’t make pickle too often, when feel like eating it or someone is visiting, just make a small batch of Instant pickle.

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