Thursday 12 June 2014

Kairiche Lonche : Quick Raw Mango Pickle

Its the age of Instant : With Instant messaging to instant age miracles, we are living in "Instant-era". With food too, there is Instant coffee, instant breakfast mixes, instant cake mixes and the list goes on. With stress hanging over hand, time management becomes a task and we turn to all "quick-things" in our life! As much as i am a lover of "slow-cooking", there are some recipes which are quick-to-make and taste delicious too! One such recipe ( i would go to the extent of saying, classic recipe ) by my mother is the "Jhatpat kairiche lonche". Jhatpat in Marathi means quick. Kairi is raw mango. Lonche is pickle. There are times when you don't have the time and patience to go about making pickle the traditional way. This recipe comes to the rescue and makes for a good accompaniment with paratha or daal-chawal.

This pickle stays for about 15 days if you put in air tight container and store in refrigerator. For the first 1-2 days, you can keep keep it outside at room temperature if it's not too warm. 


Raw Mangoes - 2
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp ( because we like it spicy, add 1/2 tsp and then add more if you want more spice )
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 2 tbsp crushed or grated or even add small chunks or pieces, they anyways melt in the pickle )
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt- to taste 


Wash the raw mangoes and pat dry.

Chop them into small cubes ( you can even cut them in medium size ).

Add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, jaggery and salt. Let it marinate for 5 minutes.

Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add asafoetida and cumin seeds.

Pour the oil on top of the marinated mangoes. Mix it all well. 

After some time, it will start leaving juices. I love this juice. But if you don't like, you can strain it. This juice is a nice mixture of sweetness of jaggery and spiciness of red chilli powder.

It totally tastes "Chataaaak" ( as we call it in Hindi or Marathi meaning flavourful )

Jhatpat pickle is ready :)

Happy Cooking :) 

Linking this recipe to : Only summer food and drinks by Shailaja and Pari's giveaway



  1. Really want to taste this,love to try pickle recipes and this sounds easy and delicious!

    1. Absolutely easy Amila :) Do try it out :)


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