Kaduku Manga Achar / Kerala Mango Pickle aka Kadumanga Achar


My prayers to all in Japan..the victims of a seemingly unstoppable natural disaster .... 


The quake monster has tilted Earth's axis, though damage has been done mainly to Japan , it is a common concern . May god give them the strength to find and start again from the rubbles .. and what on earth is going to happen there with the nuclear meltdown ???.......................

Coming back to the reality , the daily life ..........
Some of you have been asking me what do i do when I am not cooking and blogging. Well , honestly cooking and blogging takes only a very small portion of my time plus the daily chores and some volunteering . This is what i do when I am at my own . I read ....

On a normal day you can see me slouching in my couch , deeply immersed with some interesting book or among a pile of books in BandN.
I don't have a photographic memory like "Lisbeth Salander " , hence i forget very easily most of the things  I read , but still some characters and stories haunt me like I know them . Does that happen to you too?


Well ..coming back to the Recipe of the day ...Since the lent season has started I have started to refill my pickle jars with lemon pickle, mango and gooseberry pickles.  I am not abstaining from anything I like this season , but its more of an indulgence in pickles , which was a way of times while growing up. I loved Kanji + Kadumanga even for breakfast and most friday nights after the way of the cross , we used to have this.
There is no magic going on with the recipe here . Its just a family recipe , that my mom makes most of the time for all red colored pickles . I am not sure whether this is the way the authentic Kadumanga is made , but we like it just like this . I dont even know why they call it kaduku manga ....

Recipe for  Nadan Kaduku manga Achar /  Kerala Mango Pickle
 Kaduku manga Achar

Ingredients:-

Raw Mango / Green Mango  - 1/2 kg ( or 1 large mango )
Salt - 1/4 tea spoon

Gingelly oil / nalenna / sesame oil - 2 table spoon + 2 table spoon
Mustard seeds - 1 tea spoon
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Garlic sliced - 6-7 cloves or 1 whole pod( i add a lot , since i love the bite of it )
Ginger julienned - a thumb sized  piece( adjust ginger n garlic as per your choice)
Green chili chopped - 2 
Curry leaves - a handful
Turmeric powder - 1/8 teas poon
Red chilli powder -1.5 to  2 table spoon ( I add more than 2 table spoon , add as per your heat level or use kashmiri red chili powder )
Kaayam /hing - a large pinch
Vinegar 2 tea spoon ( optional)
Salt to taste

Directions :-

Clean and cut the mango into small pieces with the skin on like in the picture.
Add salt and combine well. Keep it a jar overnight or for a day or two.( This step is optional , but i do it all the time ) ...When you are ready to make the pickle -
Heat 2 table spoon of gingelly oil ( i use idayam nalenna) in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add fenugreek seeds ( or you can use 1/8 th tea spoon powdered fenugreek at the end) and curry leaves.
Add sliced garlic, ginger and green chiles and saute till the raw smell disappears.
Make a paste with red chili powder by adding some water and add to the pan , or you can add directly as powder.
Then add turmeric powder and combine well. Add 1/4 cup hot water and bring to boil. Simmer till it is thick.
Switch off the flame and add Hing/ kaayam and if you are using fenugreek powder add now.
Add the mango pieces when it is still hot and mix well. You can add vinegar if you are using .
Leave it in the pan for couple of hours and then transfer to a glass jar with tight lid. 
Heat 2 table spoon of gingelly oil and add to the pickle. ( i love it be oily ). You can keep it outside for a couple of days and refrigerate it to last long.

Notes:-

  • As i have already said , this is a family recipe , and it may not be the way you make it .
  • I add a lot of ginger and garlic in pickles , just because we love it and its really good for your health
  • I love  my pickle to be spicy , and add spices as per your taste level .
Cheers

Sarah

65 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy tongue tickling pickle

divya said...

Slurp, mouthwatering here, awesome clicks....

S.Menaga said...

slurrp...mouthwatering pickle!!

Priti said...

Looks so delicious n tempting ..

An Open Book said...

sho the pile of cushion -pic looks so pretty..i cud get used 2 a corner like that :)

Tina said...

JEEVIKKAN SAMMATHIKKILLALLEEE....DE VAYILOODE ORU KAPPAL POYI KAZHINJU...THAKARPPAN...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

yummy mouthwatering pickle...


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Soumya Vineeth said...

Lovely slurpy dish! oru kuppi achar tharumo??
We are very much fine here, we live near Tokyo and is around 350 kms apart frm sendai n nuke plants. So totally safe except for few terrible shakings!

Krishnaveni said...

mouthwatering pickle, yumm

Only Fish Recipes said...

pickle looks so absolutely fab....nice clicks dear !

Suman Singh said...

Mouthwatering mango pickle..looks so yummy and irresistible..love those pics...

Hari Chandana said...

very delicious and yummy recipe.. looks too good !!

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meeso said...

Yummy... Beautiful pictures!

Sushma Mallya said...

wow pics are just superb sarah...looks very tempting...

Panchpakwan said...

Looks very authentic and tempting pickles..Loved it.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

It's really horrifying to think what if the meltdown happens...
Mouthwatering pickle and nicely captures

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Slurrrppp.. Drooling here... Great recipe with lovely pics..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Swathi said...

Sarah,

we call kadumanga achar for the tender ones, this one we call it as managa achar or cheethu manga achar. enthayalum looks adipoli.

aipi said...

Aha..that looks so tempting..am drooling all over it :))


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Yummy Team said...

Ethu ente fav pickle annu! Adipoli clicks, Sarah..

simply.food said...

Beautiful clicks and mouth watering pickle.

Deepti said...

It is an all time favorite at home...Exciting Clicks....

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Zareena said...

Wow!!!yummmy mouthwatering achaar. Excellent snaps. This is my fav achaar. With Upma, Dosa, Idly, Chor,... whatever it is, I eat this pickle.

Priya said...

Omg, tongue tickling mango pickle,drooling here..

kothiyavunu.com said...

wowww...super...kandittu vayil vellam varunnu..

Pavithra said...

OMG its just making me drooooooooooooool.. look fantastic.

Suja Sugathan said...

Mouthwatering pickle dear..adipoli

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love this pickle! Would love to relish it with Yoghurt Rice.

SheenaBabu said...

mouthwatering pickle

Foodie Ann said...

Well I too don't have a photographic memory like Lisbeth Salander (Loved the trilogy)...

Mangopickle is my favorite of all pickles...esp. the ones that is been kept refrigerated for a while...

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Awesome clicks and delicious pickle !!!

Pushpa said...

Fantastic mango pickle.Delicious!!

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful delicious pickle

Shobha said...

Thanks for sharing the family recipe.looks yum !

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum! love it!
I am feeling so sad for the Japanese folks too!

Shanavi said...

SUPERB SHOTS SARAH.. THANKS FOR SHARING UR FAMILY RECIPE DEAR..SURE WILL TRY THIS SUMMER

jeyashrisuresh said...

perfect one for curd rice.love ur version and great clicks sarah

hemakrish said...

Hi
I follow ur blog regularly.Tried many recipes.I make vazhakai poriyal regularly.Yummy manga pickle.Will try immediately.Thank you for sharing.

Plateful said...

Yes Sarah, we are all so sad with the tragedy in Japan- hope and pray that there are no more calamaties!

I'm a total achar person :) The mango pickle looks spicy and full of ruchi- just the way I love it!!

Rekha shoban said...

mouthwatering pic!!!perfect with curd rice!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i agree with Teena.. vaayil kappal odikkam :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

your posts are always so refreshing and nice. Beautiful pics.Visiting your is like taking a trip down to my hometown for me...reminds me so much of my grandmom's kitchen.

sojo said...

lovely pictures as usual.... kadumanga... i can finish a whole bottle just like that!!! and loved the way u chopped the mango
(the raw mango pic)... as though u measured and cut!!! liked the 3 candles too.... I dont know what I didnt like.... I can go on and on....

Rachu said...

Awwwww.... kadumanga! I miss them... serikkum kothiyavunnu...
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Smitha said...

very delicious pickle! lovely clicks!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Kairali sisters said...

Achar looks adipoli, ente fav anu..

Nisha said...

I'm drooling :)

women-wisdom.com said...

Happy to know your companion is books. So do I. But if I immerse in it I never come out and thats why I am not prompt in my blogging. Good of you and its a mouthwatering ever favourite achar.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

lachu said...

Yummmyyyyyyyyyy

Madhu said...

Achar looks nice Sarah. Yeah, a few characters haunt me. The recent one was Borowski after I finished reading his book, This way for Gas Ladies and Gentlemen.

Dimah said...

looks yummy, beautiful clicks

Nithu said...

Lovely kadugu manga. Up foime with curd rice.r anyt

Sowmya said...

Yummy pickle...goes great with yogurt rice....and very alluring clicks!

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JishasKItchen said...

adipoli achar...:)...ende fav aanu

lissie said...

kadumanga is my all time favorite...looks so tempting!

soumya said...

Best mango pickle i ever had sara...i was tempted by your pic many times , but i tried it recently. I gave this recipe to my mummy too. Thanks a lot

hello said...

hi sarah,

hope ur doing great !...cud u tel where can we get those raw mangoes?...are they indian variety?...would like to try out ur pickle recipe....its so irresistible !!

Sarah Naveen said...

@ hello!!! i am doing great :) :)..Thanks :)..i buy green mangoes from Indian grocery stores here in NJ..They have fresh mangoes every time i go , ;last month they had teeny tiny baby mangoes too :)

Jisha Raj Mohan said...

Hi sara,
I tried this pickle last week and it was really good. I can proudly say the best ever Kadukumanga Achar I ever made.
I tried from many other blogs , but was a flop every time , but yours was well explained and so easy to make.
Thanks many times for all simple to make easy to understand nadan recipes.

Sarah Naveen said...

Jisha ,
I am so happy to hear you tried and liked it !
I have an everlasting realation with Kaduku manga achar.
Thanks for stopping by !

Jiss said...

Hi Sarah,

I made this y'day and had it today for lunch. It came out really well. Am 4 months pregnant and had craving for "kadumanga achar" :). Am from Changanacherry and this is exactly the taste am used to!

Thank you dear :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Aww , I m so happy to hear that Jiss :-)..Take care and njoy this time :-)..I am not sure whether this is the way the real kadumanga is made , but atleast in chry this is the taste we get alle...I am getting in touch with a lot of people from chry through this space :-)..Take care and God bless

Anisha Ranjit said...

I have been making this pickle for a while now and noticed that your recipe is similar to my mum's recipe except for adding vinegar. Since my mom's recipes is not so precise with measurements I followed your recipe a few times and viloa I get the same tasty yummy manga achar like mom use to make everytime... I just posted the recipe on my blog... Thank you so much for this recipe :)

Joby Alex said...

i didnt try this, but i feel like its a gud recipe....
Thank You

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