Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mavadu / Vadumangai Pickle ( Baby Mango Pickle )


Mavadu  ( Baby Mango Pickle )

Vadu maanga or Mavadu is a traditional spicy pickle of South India..!!

This is also a Summer special appetizing recipe, as  baby  mangoes  are available during the commencement of summer season. The tender mangoes tastes great, when it is soaked in freshly prepared spices. 

Preparing this pickle at home is very simple and easy. I got this recipe from my friend’s mom Vairalakshmi, and her version is really tongue tickling.

This pickle goes very well with Curd rice. Just when I was 7 or  8 yrs old,  I tasted Mavadu for the first time with such relish, and still my craze continues each summer..:)


Here is the recipe to make  spicy  Vadu  Maanga  in a traditional way..!

Ingredients:
  • Vadumangai ( tender mangoes )             - 250 g
  • Turmeric pwd                                        - 1 tsp
  • Gingely oil                                            - 2 tbsp
  • Powdered salt                                       - as required
  • Mustard seeds                                      - 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek sedds                                   - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly pwd                                      - 1 or 1 ½ tsp
Method:

  1. Wash & clean the Vadumangai ( baby mangoes )  and keep it aside in a bowl.
  2. Dry it  with a cotton cloth. ( make sure it is completely dry,  if the mangoes are wet, then it’ll get rotten soon )
  3. Mix gingely oil well to this dry mangoes, so that each mango is coated with oil.
  4. To this add powdered rock salt.
  1. Add turmeric pwd.
  1. Shake the mangoes well for the mixture to mix with the vadmangaai.
  2. Keep it aside for a day.
  1. Grind mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds  to powder and mix it with the red chilly pwd.
  1. Mix it with the oiled mangoes.
  1. Shake the mangoes well using a dry spoon well for the mixture to mix with the vadumangaai.


  1. Keep the bowl covered.
  2. Keep the mixture for 5 to 6 days.
  3. Don’t add any water, the pickle itself turns little watery.
  4. Twice a day ( morning & evening ) stir the vadumangai for the uniform spread of the mixture.
  5. It starts giving an awesome flavor.
  6. The outer skin of the mango starts wrinkling, this is the right time to start using the pickle.
  1. The delicious vadumangai is ready to serve.
  1. It tastes lipsmaking with Curd rice / Thayir sadham.
  1. Enjoy the spicy tonguetickling taste of Mavadu.
  1. Can be stored in airtight container for shelf life.

Note:
  • I prepared this with 250 gms of baby mangoes, you can also prepare this pickle in large quantity & preserve in ceramic jars, that can be used for many months.
  • Use freshly grind spices, as it tastes great.
  • Select tiny, tender raw mangoes with stems for this pickle.
  • Right amount of ingredients with proper handling, keeps the pickle fresh for long time.
  • Also castor oil can be used for coating the mango.
You can Check out the easy recipe of  Curd Rice / Bagalabath  here.




Similar Recipes

·       Spicy Mango Pickle
·       Raw Mango Rice
·       Mango Pachadi
·       Multi Veg Salad

87 comments:

  1. Mouthwatering... I love these spicy or just soaked in brine...

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  2. Lip-smacking and zesty pickle !! looks superb !!

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  3. OMG... My mouth is watering here... Fantastic clicks...

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  4. Wow...yummy pickle..perfect combo with curd rice..

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  5. I haven't tried that kind of mangoes yet.. :D Will definitely try to gather the ingredients so I can recreate this nice treat! :)

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  6. Baby mango pickel looks so spicy and mouthwatering.

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  7. Its mouthwatering n perfect for curd rice.
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  8. Sounds sour but I love it

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  9. Wow! That looks so mouthwatering...Im drooling :D

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  10. HI Jay. I love the baby mangoes pickle a lot and yours with all the freshly ground spices has tempted me to make my version soon. Nice pickle.


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  11. My mom makes this yum. Nicely done jay. perfect one with curd rice

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  12. I never try this pickle before, but that Curd Rice / Bagalabath looks special to me too.

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  13. Delicious! I love the mangoes, but here I've never seen baby mangoes :)

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  14. drooling here......lip smacking pickle....

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  15. I was desp searching for this recipe.. Awesome n thanks for sharing will prepare it n let u know..

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  16. Hmm perfectly done, mouthwatering here n perfect combo with curd rice. My appa will prepare this pickle for us always...

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  17. I am highly addicted to this. Drooling here

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  18. oh wow!!!!.....im feeling hungry!

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  19. It sounds excotic and yummy!Have a lovely day,dear!

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  20. omg...am drooling already....amma makes this ..never thought its so easy....shal try it soon....

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  21. After a long time, I am visiting here Jay. I totally droll over this vadumangai.. Love it absolutely.

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  22. Drooling here, maavadu and thayir saadam, awesome..

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  23. Those tiny mangoes look so cute...first I thought it's 'gonde' ka achhaar, but then realized that they are mangoes only. :)
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  24. such tiny mangoes! mouth-watering..slurp.

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  25. Such cute looking mangoes. I never knew such small sized raw mangoes were available in the market. The pickles looks nice and spicy and a great accompaniment to curd rice.

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  26. Such cute looking mangoes. I never knew such small sized raw mangoes were available in the market. The pickles looks nice and spicy and a great accompaniment to curd rice.

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  27. I can taste d sour of the mango already... Yum yum..

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  28. It´s a wonderful recipe, they must taste great!!!

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  29. thanks for your inspiring comments & valuable time..:)
    have a lovely day..!

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  30. so cute and tempting baby mangoes..love the pickle..mango pickle
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  31. wow!!! tempting pickle, great combo with yogurt rice.

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  32. baby mangoes are so cute. great pickle recipe.

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  33. I love pickles and baby mango pickle are my favourite.
    Absolutely delicious pics.

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  34. Lip smacking one..Love these a lot,jay!!

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  35. Looks so appetizing...I love spicy pickles with a hint of sweetness. Can these baby mangos be found in the states?

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  36. This recipe looks delicious! I wish I could find these ingredients in my country.

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  37. omg..such a spicy n tasty pickle..this is the 1st time iam seeing this baby mangoes.u remembered my mom today dear..n pics r just fabulous......
    Maha

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  38. one of my fav pickles..lip smacking one..so tempting, spicy n tangy !!

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  39. I've never seen or had pickles like these before but they sound and look delicious. And they sound easy enough to prepare without any fancy equipment which is always a big plus ;)

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  40. Very unusual recipe for me ...would love to try it!

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  41. Nice looking zesty pickle.

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  42. thanks dearies for taking time to browse thro my little space & pen down your valuable comments..
    have a fantastic day..:)

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  43. Absolutely mouthwatering pictures.Very much tempting:)

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  44. how cute n yummy does that look, mouth watering :)

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  45. hi jay, this is really yummy and interesting..
    nothing is cooked, i thought the marinading ingredients are cooked first.. i read again.. unique, would love very to try this out, but we done these type of mangoes.
    are there any other alternative fruits that i can use?
    thanks jay and have a nice day

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  47. Very tempting!
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  48. Makes me drool..Lovely pickle !!

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  49. I absolutely love your pictures and your recipes.

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  50. drooling over that pickle.. craving a lot :(

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  51. baby mangoes are so cute, the pickle looks delish

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  52. mouthwatering.. and thanks for the comments at my space.. following you.. would be happy if you too :)
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  53. Goodness!!! my kind of pickle and I can have it everyday with rice. That looks so good.

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  54. wowwwww...mouth watering......I wish I was there now,,,,would have finished it.....bookmarked.....must prepare this one now

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  55. Pickles nice! Can you come to Sweden and cook? :) Looks very yummie!

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  56. Yum-O! Vadumaga achar is a stable back home, my mouth's watering seeing this!

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  57. Omg, mouthwatering here, am missing this pickle very much..

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  58. Missing this a lot ...feel like grabbing ur bowl and also that curd rice ...My fav. one ...

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  59. Wow .. I don't think I've ever seen baby mangoes! This looks mouthwatering.

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  60. I am practically drooling looking at your pickles! Seriously! I love pickles and these looks so good!

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  61. mouthwatering..lip smaking..super ,,,i am droolling here..awesome pickle..my all time fav

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  62. these look so tasty!! totally wish i could get some of those baby mangoes to make these!

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  63. That looks so good. And it's totally new to me! Always great to learn about a new food.

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  64. Coming from South, it is hard to imagine living without pickle. The little mangoes' pickle is new to me. Very nice!

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  65. Hey Jay! You have a lovely space here. Will drop by again soon!

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  66. Hey Jay! You have a lovely space here. Will drop by again soon!

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  67. one of my fave pickles..love to have with kanji or curd rice

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  68. one of my fave pickles..love to have with kanji or curd rice

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  69. one of my fave pickles..love to have with kanji or curd rice

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  70. hi jay, looked again, still yummy, even more yummy..just to say thank you for your sweet comments on my post “sago dessert” at sobha’s last week. Have a nice day.

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  71. Mmmm... my mouth is watering seeing this pickle! Tempting!!!

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  72. Love the color of the pickle.i like it with curd rice too.

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  73. Flavor of the season. Nicely presented.

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  74. Jay, while I might not prepare or eat everything you blog about, I have to say that you post the most interesting foods and I love reading what you have to say. Additionally, your photos are always wonderful. Thanks for this blog. I'm learning so much from you.

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  75. thanks for stopping by & your lovely feedback friends..
    have a great day..:)

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  76. thanks Kathleen, love love your inspiring feedback ..TQ..;)

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  77. Hy Wan,
    you can use also amla fruit or lemon for the preparation of pickle..but the method of soaking them differs though..!

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  78. Hy MoonFaCe,
    its pretty not easy to find baby mangoes in US..but you can try the same recipe with big mangoes, chopped to small slices..do giv a try..:)

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  79. Looks perfect.Thanks for sharing..

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