Aam Ki Launji ,Raw Mango Relish
Aam ki launji -A sweet and sour preserve/jam of raw mangoes with mild Indian spices
- 500 grams Raw Mango / Kachcha Aam
- 500 grams Sugar / Chini
- 2 tsp Cooking Oil
- 1.5 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai *
- 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methidana
- 1.5 tsp Fennel Seeds / Saunf
- 1 Pinch Cardamom Powder / Elaichi Powder (Optional)
- 1 Pinch Saffron / Kesar (Optional)
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
- 1 tsp Salt / Namak
Wash and peel raw mangoes and slice into long pieces.then weigh it ( amount of sugar should be equal or little more to the weight of peeled mango slices,but you can reduce OR increase the amount of sugar if you want )
Heat oil in a pan, add fenugreek ,mustard and fennel seeds.
When seeds become golden then add mango slices, turmeric and salt.mix well.
Cover and cook on low heat for approx 5-7 minutes or till semi cooked.(don't fully cook and don't add water)
Add sugar and chili powder ,mix and cook on low heat (without lid) for approx. 10 minutes.
When gravy thickens then add a pinch of cardamom powder and saffron and mix.
Store in a jar ,when cool down completely.
1-you can also use slightly ripen yellow mangoes for making this chutney ,then add little less sugar .
2-Can also use jaggery/gur instead of sugar .
3-If you don't want to make it chunky and want a smooth chutney then cook it till it become soft at step 4 ,then mash it with the laddle and then follow the recipe,But I like to make it slightly chunky.
4-If cooked properly it stays fresh at room temperature for about 4 months.
5- The amount of sugar vary according to the sourness of mangoes ,you may need 500 gms to 650 sugar to make this.
Serving suggestions -serve with any snack,starter or as a side dish with any meal.
Serving: 10g | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg