As the mango season has come to an end in India, here being a seasonal affair….I found these raw mangoes in the market and took it to make Aam panna. But this time I was a bit late in making something with it. I was in no mood to touch it for a week and then I suddenly remembered that I had raw mangoes with me and they had been little ripe and would not be good for making the Panna. And me being me I wouldn’t throw them and thought of making something out of it.
Then I thought of making a jam with this. The process being similar to that of making an Aam panna…here it is made with sugar while the traditional aam panna is made with jaggery. Some people also make Aam panna with sugar and it taste equally good but nothing can beat the jaggery one. It requires just 3 simple ingredients and it gets ready in just sometime. It can be used as an accompaniment with chapatti’s or even used as bread spread. It gives and very nice sweet and sour taste with the flavor of cardamom.
There are many things that one can make with raw mangoes. Different regions have different dishes and recipes. You can make pickles, chunda, Laungi (methamba), Aam panna, mango rice, chutneys and many other things. If you can any other things with this special fruit you can name your preparations with all of us.
Do try out this yummy jam and it will definitely be a regular in your house every mango season.
What do we need:-
2 Raw mangoes
1 cup sugar
½ tsp Green cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
A pinch of salt
How do we do it:-
1 Wash the mangoes thoroughly. Cook the mangoes in the pressure cooker for 4 whistles.
2 After the cooker has cooled down take out the mangoes and wait till they cool down.
3 Make a small cut on the top of the mangoes and squeeze out all the juices of the mangoes in a vessel.
4 Discard the mango seed and the outer skin after nicely taking out the pulp. You can use the seed as a souring agent for the dal.
5 In the same vessel add in the sugar with the mango pulp and cook it till the mixture become thick. (Till you get the sugar syrup)
6 Adjust the sweetening to your taste. Add in the cardamom powder.
7 Wait till the mixture cools down fully. It will thicken further after cooling fully.
8 Your Sweet and sour raw mango jam is ready now.
9 Store the jam in a clean and dry bottle and keep it in a refrigerator. (Do not use water in the jam)