Green Mango Pickle

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on April 1, 2009

green mango pickle

Green (raw) Mango Pickle

Somebody pry me away from this pickle! It’s becoming a dangerous addiction! All I’ve been eating is curd rice and mango pickle! Its that yummy. But then, what’s not to like about my grandmother’s recipes? Like all her recipes, this one is full of tasty, south Indian goodness. The secret ingredient in this pickle is roasted, ground fenugreek. I always have some on hand to add a rich, nutty, slightly bitter punch to recipes. Unlike pickled cucumber which is sweet and vinegary, this Indian pickle is spicy, salty and pickled in oil. It packs a lot of flavor, so a little goes a long way!

Make sure you buy raw (not ripe), green, rock hard mangoes for this recipe. The pickle will keep up to 3 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. It tastes the best after the second day, when all the flavors have soaked into the mango pieces.

Green (raw) Mango Pickle

Green Mango Pickle
makes about 2 cups

1 large firm, green mango
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
2 pinches asafoetida
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red chili/cayenne powder. Use paprika for less heat.
¼ tsp fenugreek powder, see below for method
¾ tbsp salt

Green (raw) Mango Pickle


How to make fenugreek powder: toast fenugreek seeds in a skillet on a low flame. Once they are fragrant, about 2 minutes, turn off heat and let the fenugreek cool. Then grind in a food processor to a fine powder. Store in an air tight container.

Using a sharp knife, cut the mango and discard the core. Chop the mango into very tiny pieces. Or you could zip it through a food chopper.

Place the chopped mango in a bowl. Place the turmeric, chili powder and fenugreek powder in a little mound on top of the chopped mango.

Green (raw) Mango Pickle

Heat the oil in a small skillet and add the mustard seeds. When they start to pop, add the asafoetida and turn off the heat. Pour the hot oil with the mustard seeds and asafoetida over the mound of turmeric, chili powder and fenugreek. Add the salt. Stir till everything is well combined.

When the pickle is cool, put it in an airtight container and refrigerate.

This pickle is great as a condiment with Indian food. I also enjoy it with pita bread and hummus or stirred into pasta or couscous.

Green (raw) Mango Pickle

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1 Vibaas April 1, 2009 at 3:40 am

i love this pickle and the pictures are awesome!

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2 Nags April 1, 2009 at 3:42 am

this is probably the easiest mango pickle recipe i have seen!! i have all the ingredients so must.try!

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3 Pearl April 1, 2009 at 3:56 am

oh that looks so delish!

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4 Sara April 1, 2009 at 3:57 am

I’ve actually never had green mango, I have had green papaya before though. This looks delicious!

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5 Cham April 1, 2009 at 4:28 am

U re right pickle is addictive! I could finnish the whole bowl. The first one is quiet impressive Sala!

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6 Elra April 1, 2009 at 4:37 am

Love Indian pickle, never made them at home because they sound very complicated. This one though, I think I can do.
Cheers,
elra

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7 Esi April 1, 2009 at 5:23 am

I have never had mango like this before! Sounds so interesting. Mango is one of my favorite fruits.

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8 Vegetation April 1, 2009 at 6:15 am

Mmm I adore Mango!! This sounds incredible!

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9 Shree April 1, 2009 at 9:16 am

First time at your blog.. Great recipe. Pics are super cool.

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10 Chitra April 1, 2009 at 11:44 am

wow.i love this pickle made by my mom.drooling here,awesome pics:)

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11 Vicky Xavier. April 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Love this pickle . No wonder u end up eating only curd rice with this pickle. Delicious.

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12 Alka April 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

If you seriously wanted to get rid of the pickle addiction, hurry up and pass on the whole preparation to me….no pickle no addiction….lolz
It looks yummy and i am already tasting the flavors of tangy pickle ,imagining that i am eating it straight thru screen ;-)

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13 Hayley April 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I’ve never heard of anything like this. It sounds amazing, and full of flavor. Thanks for sharing!

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14 Asha April 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Lucky to get green Mangoes. I get frozen ones, not so good. Photos of pickle are gorgeous. Slurp worthy! :)

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15 Happy cook April 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhh wish i had some lovely manfoes like the one you are holding to make this pickle.

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16 burpandslurp April 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

wow. this looks amazing. where can I find green mangoes?

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17 Priya April 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm

My mother’s recipe is very similar to this one, and I am with you on the ‘addiction’. I can never keep myself away from this pickle, its just too delicious even try doing that :D The other variation I like is grating the mango and cooking it along with the spices, we call it thokku.

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18 Laavanya April 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Mango pickle is unbeatable.. i usually make tiny cubes but not so minced. Love that first picture.

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19 Jessica@Foodmayhem April 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Wow, what insanely great photos!

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20 Pavani April 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Yum.. Yum.. tangy, spicy, delicious and with just 4-5 ingredients. Great pics.

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21 Yasmeen April 1, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Ravishing Green mangoes,reminds me of the tree we had in our back yard.And the pickle with curd rice? I’m sold :)

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22 5 Star Foodie April 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm

What a gorgeous picture! We love mango and I will definitely be making this delicious pickle!

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23 lisaiscooking April 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm

This sounds fantastic! I hope I can find some green mangoes!

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24 Soma April 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Your pictures are so gorgeous! I cannot pry you away.. i can feel myself pulled towards it so bad & if i had this at hand i could not stop myself. Extremely easy recipe.

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25 mona April 1, 2009 at 3:42 pm

We prepare a similar green mango pickle called ‘Rishte ka Achar’. Do try that.
Your grandmothers version of the pickle looks droolworthy. Lovely clicks.

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26 DEESHA April 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm

loved the pic girl .. I love mango pickles too ..

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27 Rajitha April 1, 2009 at 4:23 pm

we make this pickle too…and god!! do i love it…i basically do what you are doing…eat only curd-rice till i ensure it is over ;)

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28 FoodyGuru (Srimathi) April 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Such great photos. The tastiest and the easiest mango pickle to make and I wish I can have some.

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29 Joie de vivre April 1, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Wow! This looks amazing! I never knew fenugreek would grind up like that. It takes such effort to grind it to a powder in the morter and pestle that I didn’t know you could grind it in the food processor!

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30 Red Chillies April 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I am not sure why but I cannot see the pictures :-( (. You have such gorgeous pictures that I don’t want to miss. I will try some other browser/computer.

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31 Varsha Vipins April 1, 2009 at 11:15 pm

I always come here expecting some real gorgeous pics,n u never dissapoint me Sala..great ones..What a yum pickle..I used to have loads of rice with curd and pickle all mashed into a reddish heap, and gobble it like anything..My fav comfort food..This post brought bac all those memories..:)

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32 Y April 1, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Oh I want some! I looove pickles and have been known to eat just pickles and rice too.

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33 Mahimaa's kitchen April 1, 2009 at 11:47 pm

wow… mouthwatering pickle.. instant and super tasty with curd rice :)

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34 Superchef April 2, 2009 at 12:11 am

lovely pickle and even more lovely pics :)

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35 li'l April 2, 2009 at 4:13 am

that’s such a quick and easy recipe! I like the other equally popular version of the mango pickle as well…i think it’s called vadu Manga…the mangoes are smaller and more tender…and are eaten whole with curd rice..heaven!

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36 Prathibha April 2, 2009 at 5:37 am

I love this simple and yummy mango pickle….

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37 delhibelle April 2, 2009 at 10:52 am

Jaw droppingly good!

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38 Grace April 2, 2009 at 11:36 am

what you’ve done is quite unique to me, and i’m definitely intrigued! thanks for sharing, and once again, your pics are tremendous. :)

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39 Lava April 2, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Im Drooling….. will defnitely try and let you know….:-)

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41 Dana April 2, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Even though I have intense love for Indian food, I have never had mango pickle! Need to remedy that right away!

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42 Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Thanks for bringing generous portions to chapel hill :)

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43 veggievixen April 3, 2009 at 3:07 am

fantastic! i have never pickled anything myself but i’ve wanted to try a recipe or two.

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44 Sandie April 3, 2009 at 4:37 am

Wow. I’ve never tried anything like this. Your recipes are definitely inspiring me to try new cuisines!

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45 Red Chillies April 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm

hey, I am able to see the pictures now. Sorry to have alerted you. I had problems with my IE 6.0 (which I found out later).
So now I have installed 7.0 and everything looks good.
Beautiful pictures and mango pickle never looked so pretty.

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46 Olga April 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Love mangoes, Indian food and pickles. This is a great combo!

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47 Daily Spud April 3, 2009 at 7:19 pm

If I can get hold of green mangoes (which is admittedly unlikely around here, but you never know), I am definitely making this!

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48 Cynthia April 4, 2009 at 1:12 am

Oh gosh girl! My mouth is watering here! Love those pics of the slices in the cup.

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49 Cindy DG April 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Yum, this looks awesome and so creative! :)
Cindy
Http://vegetarianmammablogspot.com

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50 Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm

I made this last night and the taste explosion is unreal! This is a very good recipe and easy to make. However, I felt the mango skin was a little chewy/tough and that took away from the beauty of it. Although, maybe it softens over a few days? I think I would peel next time.

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51 Gayathri April 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Mouth watering… love it

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52 A_and_N April 6, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I am a bigger fan of the oilier, more marinated pickles but N LOVES tis with curd rice. I’ll pass her the recipe :)

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53 Shubha April 7, 2009 at 12:29 am

Awesome clicks…:)
Nice recipe…:) first time to tour blog… u have an impressive blog there…:D

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54 veggie belly April 8, 2009 at 3:59 am

Burpandslurp, you can find green mangoes at an asian or indian store. just make sure they are unripe and firm when you buy them :)

Anonymous, the mango skin does soften after a few days, but not nearly as much as the flesh does. If you dont like the skin, then yes, go ahead and peel it next time! im glad you liked the taste though!

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55 Vandana Rajesh April 9, 2009 at 8:55 am

The pickle looks so good. Yummy tasty tangy mango. Simple and easy is on my to try list. :)

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56 meeso April 9, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I wish I could find some green mango’s easily… until then, I will continue eating jarred pickles :(

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57 vidhas April 13, 2009 at 4:27 am

Awesome pickle and clicks. I love this picle, my hubby eats with rasam rice too.

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58 Sophie April 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm

This sounds delicious. I have a mango that I had to throw in my fridge because I wasn’t sure what to do with it (other than eat it :) . I really wanted to make something with it, this sounds like a tasty idea.

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59 Sylvie, Rappahannock Cook & Kitchen Gardener May 14, 2009 at 1:30 am

This brings back so many memories of my childhood. We had a similar dish (called Rougail Mangue Verte) using green mango, fresh bird chili, oil, vinegars and shallots. I can picture my grandmother sitting, with a huge bowl in her lap, green mago in one one hand, over the bowl) and two sharp knives in the other hand whicjh she used to chop (she said”beat”) the mangoes in tiny pieces. It’s been years since I’ve had a rougail! I’ll have to pick a green mango up next time I ma in a store. Make hers, and make yours!

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60 gary September 4, 2010 at 9:57 am

I love this pickle!

When I have left-over rice, I mix it with the pickle and egg — then cook it like a pancake, and serve with a sweet chutney for a quick and tasty lunch.

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61 Swagata July 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Hi.. this is the simplest recipe I have seen..Am definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing it…

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62 Shanthi January 10, 2012 at 2:40 am

Heay Sala, I loved this recipe…So simple and the outcome is yummy….i feel like having curd rice and this pickle every other day….thank you so much for sharing.

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63 recipetasty September 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

excellint recipe… and pics are also awsome…

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