Monday, March 05, 2007

Mango Onion Relish

I was in Bangalore and its onset of Summer there (Spring is very short). Weather was beautiful and fresh raw Mangoes sprouting the market. The sweetish sour taste of mangoes rekindles my childhood memories. My parents house had a mango tree in the backyard and raw mangoes were reachable from rooftop, during Summer holidays me and my friends had an evening ritual of looking for raw mangoes ready to ripe. We used to spend our evenings chitchatting devouring the best mangoes with salt and chilly powder as a dip.

1 Medium sized mango fine chopped
1 Medium sized onion fine chopped
1 teaspoon red chilly powder (vary the quantity according to spice level)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon grated jaggery
Pinch of asefotedia

In a thick bottom pan add oil. When oil is hot add mustard. Once the mustard splutters, add asefotedia and turn off heat. Mix onions, mango, red chilly powder and jaggery in the warm vessel. Add salt before you are ready to serve. This can be eaten with rotis and rice.

Note: Salt tends to drain onion and the relish becomes watery if salt is added before serving. I personally like the watery taste so I add the salt and set it aside.


Vini K said...

Relish looks really nice,my mouth is watering right now for some mangoes!

Anonymous said...

ohhh wow...lovely recipe...gotta try it....thanks for sharing...

Seema said...

You know what we used to get something like this back in m'lore during the mango season but no mustard and jaggery was added to it. They would add coconut oil to it. Oh my god I used to love it so very much. The picture looks exactly like it. I am surely gonna try out your recipe. Hope it turns out good with the mangoes that you get here as they are not sour at all.
Thanx for sharing

Bubbalili said...

Thanks Vini and Dilip
Seema: If you find the mango sweet, omit jaggery. Do let me know the results. Thanks