Step by step method/picture for making Andhra style Avakai/Avakkai (Mango Pickle).
(cut into big cubes,they measured 2 cups for me)
Red chilly powder-3/4 cup
Mustard powder(Ava pindi)-1/4 cup
Methi / fenugreek seeds-1tsp
Black channa (optional)-2tsp
(I did not use)
Sesame oil-1& 1/2 cups
(Add more if needed)
Mix the garlic ,methi & all dry powders in a plate.
Pour oil in a bowl,add the mangoes mix it well.
Add the powder mixture & mix it,make sure all the mango pieces are coated well.
Cover & keep it at room temperature for 3 days.
The pickle is ready to eat on the 4th day,mix it well & store it in a clean bottle.
a)Make sure there is no water content in the pickle,otherwise your pickle will go bad.
b)On the 3rd day oil should float on top of the pickle,if its less feel free to add more oil.
c)Use sesame oil for making pickles, this gives the best taste to your pickle.
d)You can alter the taste on the 4th day if salt or chilly powder need to be added more.
e)Choose very sour mangoes.
f)Some people add red chilly powder & mustard powder of equal quantity,i prefer the above measurement
g)Each time you take pickle use only dry spoon.
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