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Mar 23, 2015

427: Manga Inji/ Mango Ginger Pickle

 In India, Manga Inji (Curcuma manga/ mango Ginger/White Turmeric  ) is sold along with lemon and Fresh Green Pepper on the sidewalks.  It is very popular pickle in South India.  Manga Inji resembles a ginger, but tastes like a raw mango. My sister in law Nalini gave some manga Inji(Thanks Nalini). Next day itself, I made two types of pickles.

Chopped Manga Inji                     1 cup
Lemon                                           1 no.
Finely chopped Green chilies       4 no.
Lemon Juice                                 2 Tbsp.
Salt                                             1 Tsp.   

 For Seasonings
Oil                                                 1 Tsp.
Mustard seeds                             ¼ Tsp.
Asafetida powder                         1/8 Tsp.
Turmeric powder                          1/8 Tsp.
 Curry leaves                                Few                        


  • Wash mango ginger and dry completely. Cut the mango ginger into small bits.
  • Chop the lemon into thin pieces.

  • Combine the sliced ginger with other ingredients thoroughly.
  • Temper seasonings in oil and pour it in to the pickle and mix well. 
  • Store it in a glass jar and use after a day.
  • Store it in the refrigerator.
  • Serve with curd rice.

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