Amer Mishti Achar

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The most awaited fruit of Bengal; the king of all fruits is the mango. Consumed both raw and ripe, the mango gives us a wide repertoire of preparations to make with it. One such delicacy is ‘Amer Mishti Achar’, which can function as a stand-alone item, or as an additive to a meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg Raw Mango
  • 1 kg Jaggery (Jhola Gur)
  • 500 gm Sugar
  • 1 tea spoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tea spoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tea spoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tea spoon salt
  • 3-4 table spoon mustard oil
  • 2 red chillies (dried)

Procedure:

  1. Slice the raw mangoes with the shell intact in part.
  2. Boil the mango slices and keep it aside to allow it to cool and dry completely.
  3. Sprinkle some salt and turmeric powder on thr dried mangoes.
  4. Roast and grind the fenugreek and fennel seeds, and keep it aside.
  5. Take a big pan, add the mustard oil and slowly fry the mangoes. Drain and keep the mangoes aside, post boiling.
  6. Add the dry red chillies into the oil, along with the jaggery and cook till it becomes sticky. Add sugar.
  7. Add the fried mango pieces and stir continuously till they mix nicely with the jaggery.
  8. Add the roasted fenugreek and fennel seeds and stir for some more time.
  9. Spread the pickle on a plate and keep it in the sunlight for a few days, and preserve in a glass jar.
  10. Serve as per your fancy.

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