Chana Kairi Achar/ Chickpea Mango Pickle

My granny-in-law makes this each summer along with 5 other varieties. She is gifted with skills beyond one's imagination. Like all grannies, when you ask her for recipes, she will promptly make one batch to demonstrate and then gift you the goodie.  
This achar is more fulfilling than others because you may end up eating it more than normal pickles



Ingredients
1 cup soaked kabuli chana/chickpeas
1 cup fresh grated raw mango
2 tbsp mustard seeds powder
2 tbsp fenugreek powder
2 tbsp coriander powder
1.5 tbsp red chilly powder
2 tspn turmeric powder
2.5 tbsp salt
2 cups oil
Method
1) In a large pan, heat the oil till smoking point. Remove from flame and let it cool down completely
2) Add the salt and turmeric to the mangoes and let it stand for about an hour or so
3) Mix all other powders in a bowl
4) Add the chickpeas to the raw mangoes and mix well
5) Now add all the spices and stir (Use clean and dry spoons all throughout)
6) In a large sterilized jar, put the mango mixture.
7) Pour the cooled oil on top to cover the contents fully
8) Cover the lid and keep it in a dry spot for 3-5 days before consuming. With time, the chana will become more softer and palateable

11 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmmm, tongue tickling pickle, nice innovative combo, would like to try.Thanks for sharing.

vaishali sabnani said...

my mouth is watering..love this pickle, Pradnya..and new header looks nice!

Priya Suresh said...

Am bookmarking this pickle to make soon, droolworthy and definitely my kind of pickle.Delicious!

Maayeka said...

Delicious and tempting mango pickle..

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

This is so good. I tasted in a wedding a few years back and the taste still makes my mouth water :)

Archana Potdar said...

Wow this is amazing looks awesome. Its a new combo that I have never heard of. Thanks.

Srivalli said...

Very interesting..never realised you could use channa in pickle..what a brilliant idea!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Mouthwatering pickle,looks awesome..will try it for sure...

Pavani N said...

What?? Pickle with chickpeas--sounds toooooo good. I'm going to try this. One question: how long does this last and do you store it in the refrigerator.

veena krishnakumar said...

yumm yumm, love any pickle!!

Suma Gandlur said...

Sounds yummy. We too add chickpeas to the famous Andhra pickle - aavakaya but have never tried this grated mango version.

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