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Friday, January 19, 2007

Mamidikaya Pachadi / Green Mango Chutney

Green mango is undoubtedly the king among the fresh produce, when it comes to making pickles / chutneys. Today's recipe is one such mouthwatering, spicy chutney involving mango - mamidikaya pachadi or green mango chutney. Pick a mango that is firmer and unripe. The flesh should taste sour not sweet. With some hot steamed rice and a spoon of ghee, this tempting, spicy, tangy chutney tastes heavenly.

One medium sized green mango (1 cup when grated)
6 dried red chillies (adjust according to the spice level preference.)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. urad dal / skinned blackgram
1 tsp mustard seeds  1/8 tsp. fenugreek seeds / methi seeds
A pinch of asafoetida powder / hing

* Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard and urad dal. When the urad dal starts to turn reddish, add methi seeds, asafoetida and red chillies. Methi seeds burn easily and hence need to be added almost at the end. When the urad dal & methi seeds turn red-brown, turn off the stove. Let the mixture cool.
* Mean while, peel the green mango and grate it. Throw away the seed. (I got a cup of grated mango from a medium sized green mango.)
* Grind the grated mango, the toasted urad dal mixture and salt coarsely in a blender. 
(Water is never added to grind chutneys to preserve them longer. However, if your grinder / blender does not cooperate, use a small quantity of water to grind. I used my small stone mortar and pestle to grind.)  
* Transfer the chutney to a bowl and serve. Left over chutney needs to be refrigerated.

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Menu Today said...

I think chutney will go well with upma. It looks nice, Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

How lucky you are to get raw mangoes!Looks delicious!:)

sailaja said...

First time commenting here. Suma, you have a nice blog with good recipes and pictures.

Nice Mamidikaya pachadi recipe!

Lakshmik said...

Hi Asha

Thanks for the recipe. I have a raw mango in my fridge, was wondering what to make. I will make this chutney now.

Seema said...

Suma, my hubby loves this green mango chutney specially with idlis.
Thanx for sharing buddy

padmaja said...

Good one:) I make it a little different way.

Suma Gandlur said...

Menu Today & Sailaja,
I am glad you liked my recipe.Thank you very much for dropping my blog. Pl continue to visit.

Suma Gandlur said...

I live in Chicago suburbs where I
find all most all the Indian stuff. I lived in other places where Indian population is less and I know how hard it is to find some Indian vegetables.Yes, in a way I am lucky as long as I live here.

Seema, Lakshmi, Padmaja