Mango Pickle

Typically pickling is a time-consuming process and those fermented pickles have longer shelf life. But I like to make instant pickles that can be consumed immediately and has limited shelf life. Besides I like to prepare melt-in-mouth mango pickle unlike the conventional one made al dente.


So anyone who shares such similar taste would definitely relish this mouth-watering mango pickle with simple curd rice, aloo paratha, etc.


Now the recipe for instant mango pickle.

Time taken: 20 min.

Yields: ½ cup (100 ml)


  1. Unripe mango – 1 No. (or finely diced mango – 1½ cup)
  2. Sesame oil (nallennai) – 1 tbsp
  3. Mustard seeds (kadugu) – ¼ tsp
  4. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  5. Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  7. Salt – 1 tsp
  8. Asafoetida powder (hing) – ¼ tsp


Cooking Method:

  • Peel the mango, cut into thin strips and then chop them into small cubes.


  • Heat a cooking pan with sesame oil in medium flame.
  • Add mustard seeds, when they begin to crackle add curry leaves.
  • Turn off the flame and add chilli & turmeric powder.
  • Saute for 5 seconds and then add chopped mangoes while turning on the flame again.
  • Add salt & saute chopped mangoes in medium flame until the oil oozes out.
  • Add asafoetida powder and mix well.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Transfer to a clean dry glass jar at room temperature and refrigerate for a week.




76 Comments Add yours

  1. This is looking irresistible…Have some mangoes on hand, will surely try this soon !!

    1. Megala says:

      Nice, thanks ! 🙂

  2. Sandhya says:

    I am a pickle fanatic…love all kinds of pickles….I would empty this in no time Megala 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks ! 🙂

  3. iScriblr says:

    Gorgeous! Looks yum! 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  4. I’m not crazy about mango’s but pickled sound delicious!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you ! 🙂

  5. Your urulai kizhangu roast looks so, so lovely! Please share how to make it. 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      I used baby potatoes ! 🙂 I’ll post one soon, btw, thanks for stopping by !

  6. Love how your mango thokku looks! I make it the same way, except that I add a bit of jaggery to it. 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Adding jaggery makes this pickle super delicious ! So I deliberately avoided using jaggery, else I would have emptied it in no time and then nothing would be left for curd rice ! 🙂

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