How to make Andhra Avakkai - Mango pickle from the cuisines of Andhra.

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Main Ingredients : Raw Mangoes (कच्चे आम), Mustard Seeds (राई)

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

Andhra Avakkai Recipe Card

Andhra Avakkai

The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is reputedly the spiciest of all Indian cuisine. Foods include both the original spicy Andhra cooking and Muslim-influenced Hyderabadi cuisine. Rice is the staple diet and is used in a wide variety of ways.
Hyderabadi cuisine is influenced by the Muslim population, which arrived in Andhra centuries ago. Much of the cuisine revolves around meat. It is rich and aromatic, with a liberal use of exotic spices, ghee, nuts and dry fruits.

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Andhra Avakkai Recipe

  • Raw Mangoes 12 medium

  • Mustard Seeds

  • Mustard seeds 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder (deghi mirch) 2 cups

  • Salt 1 1/2 cups

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 cups

  • Asafoetida 1/4 tablespoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 4 tablespoons

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 2 cups


Step 1

Select good, firm and sour mangoes. Wash thoroughly and wipe them completely dry with an absorbent kitchen cloth. Cut mangoes into half with the seed and then cut each half into six to eight equal pieces.

Step 2

Spread pieces on a mat and dry in the sun for at least two days. Clean and dry mustard seeds in sun and pound to a coarse powder.

Step 3

Thoroughly mix red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, asafetida powder, mustard powder, fenugreek seeds and oil. Remove seeds from the sun dried mango pieces and mix them with the pickle mixture.

Step 4

Wipe chana to remove the superficial dust and add to the mixture. Transfer to a ceramic pickle jar, tie the mouth with a muslin cloth and keep in the sun for three days without stirring.

Step 5

From the fourth day onwards, stir the pickle well and continue to keep in the sun for at least a week to ten days. This pickle will last for a year if kept well.