Aamras

Aamras

As promised last month, I am back with another raw mango recipe which we made while at mom’s house. The recipe is very simple and requires minimal cooking. The only tough step is the cleaning and slicing of mangoes.

Aamras

The recipe of this aamras is similar and interchangeable with raw mango chutney I shared last month. The taste is more simple than chutney but if you are a lover of more spicy and rich version, you can easily swap it.

Aamras

This was my first attempt with helping mom out with making chutney or aamras and I loved the experience, bonus was that I get to learn from a great cook herself. Her experiences are unparalleled and the way she cooks always make me learn something new. This one is for you mom. I love you!!

1 kilo of aamras or mango chutney Conversion Chart Print

Aamras

Ingredients

1 kilogram of raw mango pulp, sliced into long chunks
80 grams of jaggery
½ tablespoon of oil
¼ teaspoon of cumin seeds
¼ teaspoon on turmeric powder (optional)
1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
1 teaspoon of coriander powder
a pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste

Preparation

1.In a large bowl, add sliced mango pulp, salt and crushed jaggery. Keep aside for 2-3 hours to marinate.
2.Heat oil in a wok. Add all the spices and gently roast them. Add the marinated mango pulp and cook covered till tender and all spices are evenly distributed. Cool down completely and store in an air-tight container in refrigerator. It stores well for few weeks.

Notes

My mother’s recipe from the repertoire of family recipe.

I have not added any preservative and simply refrigerated. But if you intend to make a bigger batch and use over a longer period of time, then I suggest adding soda benzoate to preserve.

It is best to let the mango pulp marinate for 2-3 hours with salt and jaggery, it lends an amazing flavour and shorten the work further of cooking. If you do not get a chance to marinate then also it is OK to add salt, jagerry and all other spices together at the time of cooking. You may need to add little water to the pulp while cooking if the pulp is not marinated.

You may need to adjust jaggery as per the sweetness required.

You can add more flavour my adding dried mint leaves in the pulp while cooking.

Recipe of this aamras is similar and interchangeable with raw mango chutney I shared last month

Aamras