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Monday, August 2, 2010

AVAKKAI


Select firm mangoes (preferably avakkai variety as it stands for a longer period). Wash and cut mangoes into slightly big cubes alongwith the shell(this is an important step and slightly tough job) OR get it cut by the seller. Wipe each mango piece with a clean white cloth and allow it to dry completely. I am not giving the recipe in kgs. as I felt that the ratio method will be easy for everyone to make it at home. However, chilli powder and salt can be adjusted according to your tastebuds. But, ensure it to be salty and hot.


INGREDIENTS:

Mangoes cut into cubes with shell - 8 cups
Turmeric powder - 1/4 cup
Chilli powder - 1 cup
Rock salt (powdered) - 1 cup
Mustard seeds powder - 1/2 cup
Methi seeds - 1 tablespoon
Black chenna dhal - a handful
Gingelly oil (Sesame Oil) - 2 or 3 cups

METHOD:



Take a wide vessel, and mix all the ingredients (except mangoes). Mix well and then add the cut mangoes. Again mix well till all the mangoes are coated. Transfer it to a clean porcelain jar OR sterile bottle and add some more oil till the pickle is immersed. Mix well daily with a long spatula for 5 or 6 days. Hot and spicy avakkai is ready.
NOTE : Always use a dry spoon to take out the mangoes.

38 comments :

  1. Yummy ...My fav. pickle ...your new template is too good ...

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  2. Tangy and tempting pickle. Nice color.

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  3. Woww.. pickle looks spicy and tempting.. nice template :)

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  4. Shanthi, the new makeover looks very pro:)
    And avakkai in the picture is inviting to grab...idho, ippo thayir sadham sappidaraen and I want a piece:)

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  5. Mouthwatering pickle n beautiful pic

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  6. mouth watering and finger licking pickle

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  7. Love the new template.Looks good & simple.My son's fav. Excellent with curd rice..........

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  8. drooling avakkai...ya changes in template...very neat and cute..

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  9. I am drooling over the avakkai. Perfect click.

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  10. Love the new template and the pickle is really making me hungry and i am drooling.

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  11. By the way the pictures are very nice too...

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  12. The new look of your blog rocks!! And the picture is very very tempting Shanti I am mouthwatering here...All I need is curd rice :)

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  13. I love the new look of your blog. I'm drolling over this pickle
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. My fav pickle ... too . Goes well with curd rice
    The new look is amazing!!

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  15. Thats a beautiful looking pickle shanti ji.

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  16. Avakai pickle and thayir sadam is the best combo.. Like the new look of your blog too!

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  17. very nice looking avakaya! I too make them at home:) it gives lot of happiness to make our own!

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  18. Hi
    The new look to your blog is very good.
    And Avakaya is my favorite.

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  19. Nice template, Tempting pickle..Love to gobble up with some curd rice.

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  20. pickle looks great and delicious..yumm

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  21. I wish you lived closer to where I did. I would have rushed to your home right now to get my part of your avakkai :)

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  22. Aha naakula thanni urrar du ippove avakkai sadam sappidanum pola irruku. I am grabbing the whole plate of urga to myself.

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  23. oh this is my fav pickle mouthwatering!!!

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  24. yummy..am drooling looking at that..love that yellow plate too,,

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  25. Nice and clean template shanthiji. I love avakkai and am sure every home has its own way of making it....Ours is almost similar to the way you make it....My grandmothers kaipakkuvam is something superb. Please take the time to visit my blogpage when you can and leave your thoughts...

    Shobha

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  26. avakkai pickle looks very nice and yum, i add soaked channa to it. the new look really looks great

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  27. Loved the new look of your blog, beautiful...and pickle looks yum

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  28. Your template looks decent with a classic touch,shanthi garu.Avakkai looks delicious..

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  29. loved the new look of your blog... :)
    tempting avakkai pickle...!

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  30. pickle looks spicy and tempting.. nice template :)

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  31. Looks yummy. Love your blog.

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  32. Aavakka with curd rice is the worlds best combination. Yummmy.. dhool :)

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  33. Avakkai pickle sounds yummy. One of my fav pickle. Love it.

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  34. Nakku voorum avakkai oorukai...Tempting pickles,love to have this with creamy curd rice.

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  35. What is the shelf life of this pickle?

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