Totapuri Mango Pickle ~ Instant Pickle

We are recovering from avarekalu mania (though not yet ended) and mango mania has started! aah..mangoes slurrp! Totapuri Mango (Magnifera indica) is a must buy for us when we were in schools. The 50 paise pocket money (I think this had some value around 4 decades ago..) would be spent on buying one totapuri mango, candied watch on the wrist (strangely I could find them in front of Mysore Maharanis college during my recent trip to India, which I thought was obsolete) and if something remains ..then it would be for 'kallu batani' ..those were the days we really enjoyed them.

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Amma made this instant pickle which used to be lipsmacking. Have it with rice (with uddinahittu) or as an accompaniment to your curd rice, chapathi , dosa anything almost but you must be an ardent lover of sour pickle with a hint of sweetness...and you will love this totapuri mango pickle. It is instant and can be refrigerated and preserved upto a month so with much merriment I bought them. It had a name at home 'kandurbindi' don't ask me the meaning as I don't know it either :D

You need the following to make Instant Totapuri Mango Pickle :
 CAUTION : Experiance says 'not recommended for any other variety of mango' however you can be adventurous

Totapuri Mango : 1 (1 mango yields little more than what is shown in the picture)
Oil : 6 tbsp (Gingely oil recomended, any other can be used. I used SF oil)
Mustard Seeds : 1tsp
Asafoetida/Hing : 1 big pinch
Turmeric Powder : 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds : 4
Red Chilli powder : 2 tbsp (I used 1spoon spicy+ 1spoon less spicy varieties)
Jaggery Powder : 4 tbsp (it may require more, depends on the sourness of the mango)
Salt

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Method :
Wash, pat dry mango. Peel it and cut into irregular 1/2" *1/2" thick (half by half) pieces
Heat oil, pop mustard seeds, add asafoetida powder, fenugreek seeds. Fenugreek seeds should turn red and this happens in few seconds after this add cut mango pieces and sautee mango on low flame till mango is cooked. When you pierce a fork inside the mango, the fork enters mango easily which indicated done!
Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, jaggery and salt.
Stir to mix and cook till oil separates. Switch off the stove and check the pickle, adjust flavors and re-heat again to mix the contents well. Take it off the stove and let it cool.
Store in your pickle container :)

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MAJA MAADI with mosaranna ;)

Sending this red pickle to CLICK RED event hosted by J&B of Jugalbandi

 

28 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wish we could get mangoes in such abundance. Here they are so expensive and still tthey taste like nothing.
Love the pickle.

Asha said...

Oh, you cruel girl, making me drool at lunch time when I don't have anything to eat but some churmuri! :D

bee said...

thanks for a delicious entry, dear lakshmi.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

totapuri pickle mmmmmm very nice...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

yummm!!! sakkattagi kantha ide... I love instant mango pickle

Cham said...

Haha I also went to school 4 decades ago and the mango piece rubbed with chilli powder and salt was 50 paise! Great spicy entry for the event.

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Wow used to eat thothapuri, guava, with that salt and khara with it. It used to be so yumm..Dint care whether it was washed or not..:-)Wow memories.. Tumba chanagige Lakshmi chutney..mouthwatering..Feel like licking..

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! i am drooling right now ..hey such a wonderful recipe .i will surely try this recipe asap and let u know dear thanks for posting .

Madhu said...

Has mango season started already ?
Just the name 'totapuri' made me drool..uppinkayi ruchiyagide..

Anonymous said...

We used to have totapuri mavinkaye with uppu kaara....in school and college days......
will try this Lakshmi..:)
Mangala

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Oh,yummy! I am mouthwatering here...:)

sowmya said...

am drooking here..wish I had that yummy thing here for my curd rice...

rekhas kitchen said...

perfect click for the event lakshmi love the recipe

notyet100 said...

yummy pickle,..:-)thnks fro shrin will try his summer...:-)

Ramya Bala said...

hey LG,instant pickle sounds so yummy and u know what i am right away soaking rice for the set dosa...have heard from MIL abt adding sago to idly batter..ur spongy dosa is so temptg :)will tell u tmrw :)

DEESHA said...

wow, i love totapuri pickles .. yumm

Nithya Praveen said...

This would be super majja with mosaranna:-P Good one!

farida said...

I would have never thought that mango could be pickled. What a great idea. I bet it's delicious.

Anonymous said...

lakshmi, back at school I remember buying this 50 p mango slice too.

The pickle looks mouth watering, nice case too.

Adlak's tiny world said...

love mango pickle..yrs mouth watering ..

rekhas kitchen said...

Lakshmi thanks for trying aloo bun how you people liked it?

Dibs said...

Reminds me of school days, when we would rush to the vendor outside for this mango!! Yum pickles.

Tan.wiratchada said...

I have far away discussion about Mango Pickle for business from Indian friend who live in London. But never know the face of Mango Pickle. I also have been to Indian Restaurant several time but still never know about this Mango Pickle.
Thank you for sharing, this is the first time I have see Mango Pickle face.:O I'll try next time.:D

Sunshinemom said...

They haven't come in the market yet! I eat avakkai which Mum send us but totapuri pickle is something I need to try. We make cut thokku out of it! Looks good!

YOSEE said...

Mango season is starting soon. cant wait to try out the recipe.

Lakshmi said...

HI Lakshmi was searching for good raw mango chutney today and tried your recipe..it came well..:)
yesterday tried moongdaal payasa..it was yummy..tq
this post reminds me of my childhood days..those were the days..
sure will come back to taste the tastes of mysore
BTW i am kannadiga from tumkur and married to Andhrite..

Shwetha KM said...

Dear Laxmi, thanks for recipe. I am planning to prepare this recipe for a week travel in train.. How can I store it for a week? please reply..

Thank you

Shwetha

LG said...

Dear Swetha,

This pickle does not remain good if left outside for more than two days. You can try to fry the mangoes little more so that moisture evaporates and shelf life increases. Again, this is my best guess, try and see :)

Good Luck,
Lakshmi