Raw mango pieces smeared with Indian spices-a popular pickle from the state of Punjab
As the summer season has already started and every one is busy making pickles(or they should be !) the yearly stock of mango pickle would be high on the to-do list.
I have already posted the Marwari mango and chick pea pickle ,Aam ki laungi and Instant mango chutney so this year I want to share my mothers recipe of Punjabi mango pickle,which is a favourite in our family and relatives.we all love this delicious pickle made by her,so I noted down her recipe and made it according to her instructions .Hope you will surely love this Authentic Punjabi mango pickle.
The spice blend is slightly different from the regular mango pickle .The spices are slightly crushed,the addition of kalonji(nigella seeds) and ajwain gives it a wonderful taste and flavour.
I like pickle with lots of masala/spice but if you don’t like that much masala in your pickle then you can increase the quantity of mangoes and salt.
This pickle can be served as a side with any meal ,but tastes great with parathas and pooris,I usually serve this with aloo paratha, Papad paratha ,Amritsari kulcha and Punjabi Choley
* I have used mustard oil in the pickle but you can add any oil which you normally add in your pickles.