Aam aur chane ka achar – Marwari style mango pickle
Since it’s summer time – everybody is busy making pickles (unless you are fond of buying stale off the shelf pickles made with adulterated oil and the cheapest available ingredients). Making pickles sounds like a very difficult or tiresome task, but the truth is very different. Making pickles doesn’t take any more effort than making a salad or a raita – and the resulting satisfaction of eating a pickle made from high quality ingredients makes it a very guilt free affair. As it’s summer season, and the hot favourite is obviously raw mango (so many recipes and so many favourite versions to try). So now I am also sharing my favourite mango and chick pea pickle, which is from Marwar region of Rajasthan.
Rajasthani cuisine uses a lot of chickpeas and besan in it’s recipes. In true Rajasthani tradition – this pickle also uses chickpeas in it. Grated mango and chickpeas are mixed with whole and powdered spices to make this tongue tickling pickle – aam aur chane ka achar.