Amma's Special


Hot n Sweet Mango relish

ts a long gap since my last visit to my blog. Amma not being so well does not give me agood mood to blog. Now she is feeling better by God grace and hence I am back to blogging. Even though the mango season is over I am getting few green mangoes now and then. This delicacy is one Amma learnt from her neighbour. The sourness of raw mango along with the sweetness of jaggery and the sharp hot taste that the chilli powder gives to this dish gives a burst if flavor when you taste it. It goes well with a creamy curd rice but can go with any dish like Idli, chappathi, dosa or any bland tasting rice variety too.

Hot n Sweet Mango relish
Green mangoes cut into 2 inch pieces – 10-12 pieces
Powdered Jaggery – 2 Table spoon
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tea spoon
Asafoetida – 2 pinches
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Urad dal – 1/2 tea spoon
Chilli powder – 1 Tea spoon (or more to taste)
Salt – 2 pinch
Peanut oil – 2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

How to make it ?
In a thick bottomed kadai heat the peanut oil. Once it starts smoking add the urad dal, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. When the mustard seeds starts spluttering add the cut mango pieces and mix well. Add the chilli powder and mix to combine. Add 1/2 cup of water. Add the turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook till the mangoes are just soft. Add the jaggery powder and mix well and switch off the stove.

Take a lick and I bet you”ll love it :) Serve with any dish but best tastes with curd rice.