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Monday, August 13, 2012

MAAVATTAL / MANGAI VATRAL / SUN DRIED RAW MANGOES


This is a vathal or vatral made using raw mangoes, prepared, sundried and stored for a year. This vathal is used in making a  traditional kozhambu and also an instant pickle is made using this.


INGREDIENTS:

Raw mangoes - 6
Salt - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp.

Wash mangoes and cut them into slightly big pieces. Transfer them to a ceramic  jar or glass jar. Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well. Shake well OR turn it upside down with a ladle daily for 3 days. Dry them in the hot sun for 2 to 3 days till they are bone dry. Store in containers. This can be stored for more than a year.

21 comments :

  1. I love to have this sun dried mangoes and its tastes great.....tangy and yummy :)

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  2. I generally ziplock them and keep it inside fridge..

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  3. Even I follow the same way, but the addition of turmeric is new to me..thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Thank you for posting such amazing recipes. I am learning a lot about iyengar samayal.

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  5. ippovum oru chinna bottle kai vasam vechchirukkaen. whenever there is a tasteless feel I pop one.
    With your recipe it is time I try making my own. thank you for sharing!

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  6. Thanks for reminding us the forgotten delicacies. good pics!

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  7. looks nice... and useful post.....

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  8. This is truly amazing. I have never tried it before. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This is my favorite when it is added to vatha kuzhambu! Yum yumm!

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  10. I am craving for those vathal. its been ages i had it from my mom :)

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  11. very nice!i have to try this!

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  12. nice informative post. I usually make manga vathal kuzhambu.

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  13. When I was young, mangoes would often be left drying on the roof and we would steal some....this post brought back childhood memories :-)

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  14. Brilliant! Could you also share the kozhambu recipe please.

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  15. This look absolutely wonderful and nice to share heirloom recipes..Thanks for your lovely words and for your time..glad to follow you..

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