One more pickle like Avakaya during this summer time made with raw mangoes and stays for long time (more then one year).Magaya is a very popular pickle like Avakaya in coastal Andhra.Making of this pickle is totally different then Avakaya and a perfect side dish for curd rice and pongal....
Mangoes - 6 big
Mustard powder -- 200g
Salt - 250g
Red chili powder - 250g
Fenugreek powder - 50g
Turmeric -- 1 tab sp
Oil ---- 400g
Dry red chilies -- 10 broken
Asafoetida - 1/2 tea sp
Mustard seeds --2 teasp
1.Wash,clean mangoes with a dry cloth, peal the skin and slice the mangoes in to very thin slices (like potato chips)
2. Shift the mango slices in a wide bowl add half salt and turmeric powder combine well to coat salt and turmeric each and every piece.
3. Cover this marinated mango pieces bowl with a lid and leave a side for 1 day.
4.Next day morning you can find this marinated mango pieces ooze there juices. Now squeeze the juice lightly from mango pieces and spread the mango pieces on a big plate.
5. Sun dry this squeezed mango pieces with sap in a very hot sun for 1 day or till the wetness in the mango piece disappears.(this process will take 1 day in Indian peak summer ).
6. In the mean while dry roast the mustard and then fenugreek take care that the seeds should not splutter remove and make a fine powder.
7. Add remaining salt.red chili powder, mustard and fenugreek powder, sap to mango pieces mix well to combine every thing.
8.Heat oil in a deep frying pan add mustard seeds let them splutter then add broken red chilies and asafoetida remove from flame and let it cool.
9 Add this seasoning to mango and spice mixture mix well to combine every thing leave it for a day.
From third day you can use this pickle.
Enjoy this delicious pickle with curd rice or pongali or even with plain steamed rice.
store the pickle in a ceramic or glass jar don't use plastic jars
Make sure that you don't touch water while making the pickle and clean each and every thing like mixing bowl ladle and mangoes with a dry cloth and dry them properly.
Use a clean and dry spoon every time to take out the pickle from jar.