Nurukku Manga Achar (Instant Pickle)
This Nurukku Manga Achar is a 15 minute Kerala style instant pickle prepared with raw unripe mangoes, mustard seeds, curry leaves and spice powders. This pickle also doesn't require any sunlight or much of the cooking process.
unripe green mangoes
or 4 small green mangoes - peeled and chopped or 1 to 1.25 cups chopped and peeled raw unripe green mangoes (keri or kairi or kachcha aam or manga)
kashmiri red chili powder
or red chili powder
or add as per taste
for tempering the pickle
3 to 4
about ¼ cup, add more if required, can use sunflower oil or mustard oil
8 to 10
preparing the pickle
Rinse the mangoes and then dry them with a clean kitchen towel. There should be no trace of moisture on them. Peel their skin. To peel is optional.
Chop them into small bite sized pieces or cubes. Chopping is a bit tough, so use a good knife and be careful of your hands.
The chopped cubes should be about 1 to 1.25 cups.
Place them in a mixing bowl or wide dish.
Sprinkle 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder and salt on the cubes.
Mix all of them nicely with a spoon.
The masalas should nicely coat the cubes.
tempering the pickle
Heat 4 tablespoons sesame oil in a small vessel or tadka pan.
Add 2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp fenugreek seeds and ½ tsp asafoetida.
Once they start crackling, add the curry leaves.
Fry for 1 to 2 seconds and then switch off the flame
Pour this hot tempering or hot oil mixture over the masala coated raw mangoes.
Mix everything with a spoon.
Allow to cool and store the pickle in clean, sterilized glass bottles.
The Nurukku Manga Achar is ready. Serve as a side dish in Sadhya meals or your favorite meals.
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