Aam ki launji -A sweet and sour preserve of raw mangoes with mild Indian spices
Aam ki launji is a summer special preparation,which is very popular in North India .Its i a sweet and tangy pickle or chutney .Aam ki launji is made with peeled and sliced raw mangoes .Sliced mangoes are tempered in pickle spices and slightly cooked then sugar and chili powder is added and its cooked to make a thick chutney.
There is absolutely no need to add water to cook the raw mangoes ,just cover the pan and cook on low heat ,the mangoes soften in their own steam .If you add water to cook the raw mangoes then you have to store it in the fridge because it can not be stored at room temperature for a long time .But if you don’t add water and cook it properly it can be easily stored for 3 months at room temperature 6 months in the refrigerator and 3 months at room temperature.so avoid adding water while making aam ki launji for a long shelf life.
You can use any variety of raw mangoes for making aam ki launji but I prefer using rajapuri or any variety which is slightly less sour in taste.You can even use semi ripe mangoes to make this aam ki launji in that case you need less sugar . Sugar or jaggary both can be used to make launji ,It depend on individual choice,both taste great .you can even use half sugar half jaggary.
Aam ki launji can be served as a dip with snacks or as a side dish with main course meal.