Easy made Mango pickle / Kerala Manga Achar

manga achar
Prepration time: 60 Minutes
Persons served: 4 Persons
Cuisine: Kerala


  • Raw mango sliced : 1/2
  • Ginger vertically chopped : 1cup
  • Garlic vertically chopped : 1 tbsp
  • Green chilly sliced circular : 5 nos
  • Curry leaves : 1 sring
  • Mustard Seeds : 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilly powder : 2tbsp
  • Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek powder : 1/4 tsp
  • coconut oil saute : 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water : 1 cup

Its the summer season and the season of Mangoes. Let me give you an easy but tasty Kerala style instant mango pickle (Manga achar) recipe.

Preparation of Mango pickle

  1. Peel the skin of mangoes and cut them into small pieces.
  2. In a bowl mix the sliced mangoes, salt and keep it overnight.
  3. On the next day, add garlic and green chillies to it.
  4. In a pan add coconut oil, splutter the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  5. Add ginger to the pan and saute them till raw smell goes and reduce the flame to low.
  6. Then add Red Chilly powder, Turmeric powder, Fenugreek powder, Asafoetida powder saute for 2 minutes (don’t overheat).
  7. Add little water to form a thick paste.
  8. Add the ingredients in the bowl to the pan and and turn off the flame.
  9. Mix well and transfer it to a jar and better start serving after three days.
  10. Can be served with rice or kanji.


  • Use only clean dry spoon to take the pickle. It will prevent fungal growth in the jar.
  • Tightly close the lid after each use. 
  • Don’t use steel jar for storing ,because there will be reaction between the salt and the steel.
  • If you are using pickle powder, after the step 4, add pickle powder, warm it and saute. Skip to step 8 and continue.


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