How to make Kankairi - Maharashtrian style sweet pickle of raw mango.

This recipe is contributed by Member Sheetal Amit Zalkikar.

Main Ingredients : Raw mango (कच्चा आम), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Kankairi checkout Kairi Ki Launjee, Andhra Avakkai, Instant Mango Pickle, Mango and Papaya Chutney . You can also find more Pickles, Jams and Chutneys recipes like Carrot Chutney, Olive Tapenade, Crunchy Thousand Island Dressing, Adrak aur Aam ka Lachchewala Achaar.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kankairi Recipe

  • Raw mango grated 1 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onion grated 1 medium

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a nonstick pan, add fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds, allow it to splutter.

Step 2

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, grated mango and onion. Mix well. Saute for two minutes.

Step 3

Add jaggery and salt .Mix well and sprinkle little water.

Step 4

Cook for two minutes and serve.