No Oil Sweet & Sour Mango Pickle (With Jaggery or Sugar)
This No Oil Mango Pickle is a Punjabi style sweet and sour pickle recipe made without green unripe mangoes, jaggery and spices. oil. The spices added are nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and red chilli powder.
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It is an easy, simple no fuss sweet and sour mango pickle without oil and tastes good with roti, paratha, stuffed paratha and even simple dal-rice. You can just have it plain or straight from the jar.
Two ways of making this pickle
- Cook everything together or keep the pickle in sunlight for 2 to 3 days.
- Both ways the jaggery that is used in the pickle thickens a bit. If you cook you will get a softer texture of mangoes. If you keep in the sun then the mangoes will have a little crispness to them. You decide how you would love to make this pickle.
- I kept the mango pickle in the sun for 3 days and what I got was a sweet, spicy, sour pickle with somewhat crisp mango pieces that had absorbed all the flavors of the spices.
✓ A no oil pickle recipe. My suggestion is to keep this pickle in the refrigerator as no oil is added. Yet the jaggery and spices do help in preserving the pickle. Though still better to keep in the refrigerator. Make sure you use clean utensils and a clean sterilized bottle to store the mango pickle.
✓ A very easy recipe.
✓ Mix everything and keep the pickle mixture in sunlight for 3 to 4 days.
How to make no oil mango pickle with jaggery
1: Firstly wash and wipe dry the raw unripe green mangoes. Peel the skin and chop the mangoes into bite-sized pieces or small pieces. Collect these in a steel or ceramic bowl. Discard the seeds.
2: Now add nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chilli powder, salt and jaggery. You can even add sugar instead of jaggery.
3: Mix very well. The jaggery will melt and the whole mixture will look watery. Keep in the sun for 2 to 3 days till the jaggery syrup thickens and the mango pieces tenderize a bit. While keeping in sunlight, cover the bowl with a fine sieve or a thin muslin cloth, so that dust etc does not fall on the pickle. Instead of drying in the sun you can also just cook everything together till most of the water is evaporated and the syrup has a sticky consistency but not a thread consistency – like one thread or two thread.
4: This is a close-up pic of the aam ka achar on the 3rd day. I kept for 3 days in the sun.
5: Store it in a clean or sterilized glass jar.
6. Keep the no oil mango pickle in a cool dark place or keep in the refrigerator. Enjoy the sweet and sour pickle just plain or with any meal like dal khichdi or veg pulao or veg dum biryani. This no oil aam ka achar is also excellent with roti, paratha, stuffed paratha and even simple dal-rice.
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No Oil Mango Pickle With Jaggery
Servings (change the number to scale):1 small jar
(1 CUP = 250 ML)
- 3 to 4 small to medium sized raw unripe green mangoes rinsed peeled and chopped, approximate 3.5 to 4 cups of chopped mangoes
- 1 tablespoon nigella seeds (kalonji)
- ½ tablespoon fenugreek seeds (methi seeds or methi dana)
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
- 1 to 1.5 cup powdered jaggery or sugar – add more if required
- salt as required
Firstly wash and wipe dry the raw unripe green mangoes.
Peel the skin and chop the mangoes into bite-sized pieces or small pieces. Discard the seeds
Collect these in a steel or ceramic bowl.
Now add nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chilli powder, salt and jaggery. Mix well.
The jaggery will melt and the whole mixture will look watery.
Keep in the sun for 2 to 3 days till the jaggery syrup thickens and the mango pieces tenderize a bit. While keeping in sunlight, cover the bowl with a fine sieve or a thin muslin cloth, so that dust etc does not fall on the pickle.
Instead of drying in the sun you can also just cook everything together till most of the water evaporates and you get a sticky consistency in the sugar syrup.
Store aam ka achar in a clean or sterilized jar.
Keep the pickle in a cool dark place or keep in the refrigerator.
Enjoy the sweet and sour mango pickle just plain or with your meals.
Note that the nutritional info is for the entire jar of mango pickle.
No Oil Mango Pickle With Jaggery
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1258 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 9091IU182%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 5mg25%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 226mg274%
Vitamin E 9mg60%
Vitamin K 35µg33%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 267µg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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