Punjabi Aam ka Achaar

During the mango season in the summer in Punjab, one can see at least two or three earthenware jars full of pickled raw mangoes maturing in the sun outside homes. This typical Punjabi recipe for making mango pickle is most popular in the region. The combination of fennel seeds, nigella seeds with mustard and other pickling spices is what distinguishes this mango pickle from its Gujarati counterpart methia keri. Sun-dried mangoes used in this pickle impart a salty chewy taste and also improve the shelf life of the pickle. Alternatively, use mangoes in brine, just drain the mangoes out of the brine solution and mix them with pickling spices. This is a very simple recipe to follow. Just keep in mind the basics of pickle making - use a clean sterilised jar, see that there is no moisture and ensure that mustard oil forms a covering layer over the ingredients in the jar.

Punjabi Aam ka Achaar

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Punjabi Aam ka Achaar recipe - How to make Punjabi Aam ka Achaar

Storage upto 1 year: In a cool dry place.   Preparation Time:    Maturing Time: 4 to 5 days.   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 cups.
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    Main Procedure
  1. Combine the mangoes, turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of salt and toss well.
  2. Place the mangoes on a sieve, cover with a clean muslin cloth and place under the sun for 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. .
  4. Add the mangoes and toss well.
  5. Bottle the pickle in a sterilised glass jar. Place the pickle under the sun for 4 to 5 days. This pickle can be stored for upto 1 year.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy49 cal
Protein0.1 g
Carbohydrates3.8 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat3.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1113.2 mg


Punjabi Aam ka Achaar
 on 25 Apr 17 10:04 AM

Had tried this pickle 2 years back. Everyone loved it. Will make this year too.
Tarla Dalal
25 Apr 17 04:01 PM
   Hi Rajeshwari, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Punjabi Aam ka Achaar
 on 29 Dec 15 07:50 AM

Tarla Dalal
29 Dec 15 09:43 AM
   Ran, we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.