Thenga Churuttu (Pickled Mango)

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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2 medium mangoes -- cut into 1 inch squares
4 teaspoons chile powder
3 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon asafetida
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon oil

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oil in a pan. To that add mustard seeds. When it pops reduce heat to low and add chile powder, salt, asafetida, turmeric and stir for about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat. Let it cool for a while. Add this mixture to the cut mangoes and mix thoroughly. Keep this for 7-8 days for the flavor to seep into mangoes. You can add a little bit of distilled vinegar if you like. It will help to keep the freshness. This is the Kerala mango achar.

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