Aam ki Achari Launji- Sweet and spicy grated mango pickle- Specialty from Uttar Pradesh
Aam ki Achari- Every year during summer months housewives starts making different types of pickles,with the routine pickles we also want to try some different recipes to give a twist in the taste,so always in search of new recipes to experiment with.Though almost all pickles have some common basic ingredients and the method’s are almost similar but the slight difference of ingredients, their ratio and procedure makes a lot of difference in the taste.
Besides the spicy and tangy pickles of mango ,the sweet mango pickle/aam ki achari is equally popular all over India. Gujaratis makes mango chunda and Gor keri, Bengali makes Gur aam, Maharastrian do methamba and in south they make aam ka murabba.Though the basic ingredients are same but every pickle have a different flavour and taste.
In my home state Uttar Pradesh Aam ki launji is very popular but today I am posting a community special sweet pickle which is popular as -Aam ki achari ,it easily stays fresh for an year or till you finish it off .In Uttar Pradesh, pickle is used daily with almost every meal. I love making different pickles so I have posted –
- khajoor ka achar,
- Marwari chana and aam ka acahar ,
- Digestive masala lemon pickle ,
- Stuffed green chili pickle ,
- Gujarati mango pickle and many more in my blog here
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Aam Ki Achari / Meethi Launji- U.P Style
- 1 kg Raw Mango / Kachcha Aam grated
- 800 gms Sugar / Chini
- 250 gms Jaggary / Gud
- 30 gm Fenugreek Seeds / Methidana
- 30 gm Fennel Seeds / Saunf
- 15 Black Cardamom / Badi Elaichi
- 4 tbsp Raisins / Kishmish
- 2 tbsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1 tsp Salt / Namak
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
- Peel and grate raw mango (from 1250 gm raw mango I got 1 kg grated mango)
- Dry roast saunf and methidana separately till it start giving a nice aroma and slightly change their colour.
- Peel black cardamom, remove the seeds from the pod and very slightly crush them and keep aside
- Mix turmeric,salt, roasted saunf and methi dana in the grated raw mango and mix well.
- In a big deep bowl add the prepared mango mixture. Cover the bowl and keep aside for a day inside the room or kitchen (no need to keep in direct sunlight )
- This step is done to make the methidana and saunf swell up with mango juice and become soft, if we directly add the seeds with sugar then the seeds become hard.
- Next day take a big and heavy bottom pan (I used the pressure cooker)
- Add the raw mango mixture,sugar and jaggary in the cooker and mix well.
- Now put the pressure cooker/pan on medium heat and cook.
- Keep stirring in between on medium low heat.
- When it started to thicken then add raisins,crushed cardamom seeds and chili powder
- When it looks like honey then switch off the flame and add garam Marsala and mix.
- It will thicken further as it cool down and look like the consistency of jam.
- It easily stays fresh for an year at room temperature if cooked properly.(no need for refrigeration )
Hello, I have few question.. 1. how much turmeric to add. 2. After mixing (Point no. 5) u have mentioned to keep aside for a day, so do we keep in the sun or somewhere cool dark place at home or any place at home. 3. After fully preparing the pickle do we keep in the fridge or outside. I reside in Doha. and the weather is hot here. SO it will be okay to keep inside the frige.
Hi Sunita- I have updated the recipe ,please check. No need to keep in the fridge ,it stays well at room temperature if cooked properly
Thanks for ur reply. I have made it. Its come perfect and everyone loved it my place. Thanks for ur recipe.
MonuTeena RecipesPassion says
yummy looking achaar
Abid Bhatti says
How delicious that was looking, in summer I just love to eat Roti with Aam ka Achar. Thanks for makes me more crazy about it, gonna try it soon. One more thing is it available in Mordern Indian Restaurant?
Hamaree Rasoi says
Delicious and tangy looking aam ki achari. Excellent preparation.
Sounds very tempting 🙂 Loved to have it with Roti, yumm