Maavina Kayi Uppinakayi + Uddina Hittu

Mango Pickle
Receipe Source: My dearest sisters
Ingrediants:
Mango Pieces : 3 cups
Turmeric Powder: 1 tbsp
Salt: 1 cup
Red Chilli Powder: 3/4 cup
Mustard Seeds: 2 tsps
Fenugreek Seeds: 1 tsp
Oil, Mustard seeds, Hing, Curry leaves for seasoning
How to make the Pickle:
3 medium sized raw mangoes will fetch you 3+ cups of Mango slices. Wash rawmangoes, wipe them with a clean dry towel. Use all cleanly washed and dried utensils to make pickle. Dry Roast Mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Take care while frying fenugreek seeds. They turn brown very fast. Roasting time for both of them will not exceed more than 2 mins when tava is hot. Keep it aside. Let it cool. Powder them.
Take a large shallow vessel and add mango pieces. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of turmeric powder. Spread 1 cup of salt and 3/4th cup of red chilli powder evenly on the mango pieces. Close the vessel and let it stand for 5 hrs. Mix the contents of the vessel, and add mustard fenugreek seeds powder. Mix again. Trasfer the contents to pickling jar/airtight jar. Keep mixing the contents of the jar once a week. Pickle should be ready in 5 weeks time. Season with mustard, curry leaves, and hing when you scoop out a little quantity for your every day use.
Uddina Hittu
Receipe Source: My sister's MIL
The receipe given here is for 1 Kilo. You can adjust the quantity as per your requirement.
Ingrediants:
Horsegram/Hurulikalu 1 Kg
Bengalgram/Chana dhal/Kadalebele 100g
Blackgram/Urad dhal/Uddinabele 150g
Split greengram/Hesarubele 150g
How to prepare it:
Dry roast each ingrediant separately till they turn light/pale brown. Allow them cool. Powder them in a mixer grinder. Store it in a container.
How to enjoy:
Add some hot rice to your plate followed by a spoonfull of ghee. Add one little spoon of uddinahittu and 2 teaspoonfull of rasa/pickle. Mix everything and enjoy.
Uddinahittu goes very well with belesaru and holigesaru. Belesaru anna cannot be boring anymore!
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