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Monday, June 02, 2014

Chunda | Hot Sweet Sour Mango Pickle

Chunda / Hot sweet sour mango pickle is a traditional pickle made in Gujarat with the spicy,sweet n sour flavours blending in equal proportions.Traditionally, making this pickle is a very tedious process as the pickle is kept outside in the sun for around 30 days,each day giving a good stir and then brought indoors at dusk.This repeats till the mangoes turn translucent and the sugar is syrup in consistency.But now a days we hardly find time to do the elaborate process and so this is a simplified version of the pickle.We loved eating it with chicken -dum-biriyani,serves as a perfect side dish with the spicy biriyani.Hope you guys will enjoy making this !!!



Ingredients
raw mangoes 2 cups tightly grated
sugar 3 cups
chilly powder 2-3 tbsp
roasted cumin crushed 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
salt 2 tsp


Method
-Wash,peel the mangoes and grate using the large grater holes.Keep aside,add salt and turmeric powder.Leave for 15-30 mins.Then add sugar keep mixing until the sugar is dissolved.
-Heat a pan and add this mix over the stove,keep stirring till you reach 1 string consisitency.
-Turn off heat and add chilly powder,roasted crushed cumin,toss well.Let it cool down completely before storing.



NOTES
* You can make half the quantity or double the quantity by just halving or doubling the ingredients,vice versa.
* Use the larger grater holes for grating mangoes else the mangoes will become completely cooked.
* Turn off the heat immediately after reaching one string consistency and move the pan from residual heat else the sugar will crystallize.



19 comments:

nandoos Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love mango pickle especially our nadan pickle. This one looks interesting. mouthwatering pickle.

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

I love chunda..it makes even a normal Chapatti taste yumm.. Yours look so perfectly done.. Inviting pics too..

Shweet Spicess said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so simple and nice :) Ive already set 1 batch pickle which is sweet and sour!! will try this version too, thanks for sharing :)

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

my mom used to make this in summer' heat. no need of cooking, yummy with puris.

Sony P said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious chunda........ Love to eat anytime !

Marisa G said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie, what a beautiful photo, it's perfect. Your recipe is asking me to prepare it, but I cannot use chilly powder. Do you think that it woulb ok without it?. Have a very good week. Cheers from Valencia

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

tempting sweet mango pachadi!!!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Marisa G Hi Marisa,You can use any other spice equivalent to chilly powder like paprika..but totally avoiding spice wouldn't get it right :)

Beulah Arun said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy pickle!

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy pickle, looks very delicious..

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

this is a really interesting sweet and sour pickle...

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks wonderful- consider it pinned- been looking for a simple mango chutney recipe for ages, so thank you for this. It's even better because we can never get 30 days of sunshine for pickle making here anyway!

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yum Julie..it is one of my favorites

Chitra Ganapathy said... Best Blogger Tips

New recipe to me. Looks so yummy.Love that bowl :)

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering tempting pickle.

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Just love chunda. And this looks so delicious. Will hop over to your fb page soon.

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this.. have to make it now that I have seen it.. wish i had some mangoes to get started right now

Savitha Ganesan said... Best Blogger Tips

I have tasted this in flight once. Thank you for the recipe.

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Never heard about it..Loved to taste it..