How to make Aamer Tok - Bengali delicacy – a raw mango relish tempered with paanch phoran.

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Main Ingredients : Raw mangoes (कच्चे आम), Mustard oil (सरसों का तेल)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Aamer Tok

The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

For more recipes related to Aamer Tok checkout Kairi Ki Launjee, Andhra Avakkai, Instant Mango Pickle, Aam Launji . You can also find more Pickles, Jams and Chutneys recipes like Lauki Ka Murabba, Chhundo, Green Moong And Pepper Dip, Punjabi Aam Ka Achar.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Aamer Tok Recipe

  • Raw mangoes peeled and cut into cubes 2-3 medium

  • Mustard oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 3

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ½ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Paanch phoran

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • black sesame seeds (kale til) 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan till it reaches the smoking point. Then cool it down to room temperature.

Step 2

Grind together the spices in paanchphoran into a coarse powder.

Step 3

Heat mustard oil again, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add red chillies, turmeric powder and saute for half a minute.

Step 4

Add raw mangoes, mix well and cook till mangoes turn soft and pulpy.

Step 5

Add castor sugar and salt, mix well. Add ½ cup water, mix well and cook for 5-10 minutes.

Step 6

Sprinkle ground paanchphoran on top and serve chilled.