Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sweet and Sour Raw Mango Sauce ( मेथाम्बा)

Sweet and Sour Raw Mango Sauce (मेथाम्बा)
In the world of tasty condiments a healthy variety of options are available at hand all the time. Rather than trying store bought condiments , home made ones more satisfying. This sauce / pickle traditionally called " मेथाम्बा " in Marathi ,can be an accompaniment with Paratha , Khichdi or regular Indian / Non Indian Meal. Finger-lickers and nose-chasers are assured to go crazy after trying this.
Ingredients :
2 raw mangoes , 1 cup jaggery , 1 pinch Methi powder , 1 tbspn roasted sesame seeds ,
Salt to taste , 2 tspn red chilly powder , a pinch of asafoetida , pinch of turmeric , 1 tbspn oil , pinch of mustard seeds (राई / मोहरी )

Procedure :
Cut raw mango into chunky pieces and remove the core. Pressure cook the mangoes and separate the pulp from the skin. Mash the pulp well . Heat a tbspn oil in a pan with a pinch of mustard seeds. Once the seeds splutter , add asafoetida , turmeric , mango pulp , red chilly powder , salt , jaggery and Methi powder . Stir well and let cook till the jaggery melts. Keep stirring till it gets to a jam-like consistency. Let it cool down to room temperature ,then add the roasted sesame seeds. You can store it in an airtight container for about 8 -10 days at room temperature . For storage beyond that refrigeration is recommended. Enjoy the tangy taste of Raw Mango all round the year.


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