Jan 8, 2012

Andhra Avakaaya / Andhra Raw Mango Pickle / Mango Aavakaaya

I am back with another famous, mouth watering pickle from Andhra..As you know Andhra is famous for its spicy pickles, they have the perfect recipe for lime, mango and so many pickles..We had some beautiful mangoes which we plucked from the garden. Amma told me to do something with those mangoes..At that time I remembered the awesome recipe which I saw long back ago from mahanandi blog..I thought to give that a try.

Unlike other pickle , this one have a unique flavour and taste to it. We use freshly roasted and ground avakaaya masala for this which gives a different flavour to this. Some people gets scared while making pickle..There is nothing to worry in that, just use clean jars and vessels to make it..That is the important part..And please note don’t add hot oil over the pickle, cool the oil before using it. 

Are you guys brave enough to make your own pickles..I thing you are..So here you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..

Recipe Source: Mahanandi


Raw Green Mangoes – 4 large

Chilli Powder – 100 gms

Salt – 100 gms

Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1 tsp

For Roasting & Grinding / For Avakaaya Masala:

Fenugreek Seeds / Methi / Vendayam / Menthi – 3 tblspn

Mustard Seeds / Kaduku / Aavaalu- 50 gms

For Avakaaya Oil:
Indian Sesame Oil / Nala Ennai / Gingelly Oil– 250 ml

Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi / Inguva– ¼ tsp


Wash Mangoes well and pat it dry with a towel. Not Cut the mangoes into bite size pieces. Put this in a stainless steel bowl or a ceramic bowl and set aside.

Take a heavy bottom pan and add mustard and fenugreek seeds in that and roast it in a low heat till you get nice aroma and both the seeds have gone light golden. Allow this to cool down and grind into a fine powder. This is Avakaaya Powder.

Now heat oil on low heat and add asafoetida in that. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool down. This is Avakaaya Oil.

Now is the mixing part. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt over the mangoes and mix well. Add the avakaaya powder and avakaaya oil over this and mix well.

Put this in a cleaned, dry glass jar and cover with a tight lid and store in a cool and dry place. 

Mix this once a day..Serve this after 3 days with curd rice or any dish..


1)You can consume this in 3 days of preparation.

2) You can store this upto a year if used properly. Don’t put wet spoon inside the jar, use clear wooden spoon.

3)Take a small amount of pickle in a small jar and keep it handy.

4)Use a glass jar for storing this pickle so that you can see clearly what is happening inside.

5)You can get the real flavour if you consume this after 2 weeks.

Take all your ingrediants
Use fresh, green raw mangoes
take fenugreek and mustard seeds in a dry pan
and roast well
allow it to cool down and take it in a blender
powder it finely
This is your avakaaya powder
Heat gingelly oil
add some asafoetida
allow this to cool down..This is your aavakaaya oil
Take your cleaned mangoes
cut it lengthwise
now chop them
Take a clean stainless steel vessel
add the mangoes in
add salt
chilli powder
and mix well
add avakaaya powder
and mix well
pour the avakaaya oil
and mix well
all mixed completely
take a cleaned, dry glass jar
fill it with this pickle
I got these much amount of pickle
Use it after 3-4 days


Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this.
Bookmarked for when mangoes are available in the markets.

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

my grand ma used to make this pickle. i love your recipe

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

raw mango pickle.....really miss it too much...lovely....

feiane (fe-yan) said... Best Blogger Tips

wheew!.... this looks good... mmm i could imagine the sour, chili and salt taste....! good with veggies.

VineelaSiva said... Best Blogger Tips

Avakaya makes me tempting.

Shree said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the avakkayi pickle.. First time at your blog.. you have an awesome collection..

Artù said... Best Blogger Tips

Vero nice!

Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Slurp... You made this tough pickle so easy with the pictorial instructions... Thanks for sharing...!!

Yum! Yum! Yum!

lola said... Best Blogger Tips

gracias por tu visita a mi blog veo que tu tambien tienes cosas deliciosas


Curry and Comfort said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. lovely looking mango pickle!! It is sure to compliment any curry meal!! :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said... Best Blogger Tips

My husband loves pickles, but he has never had anything like this! Thanks for posting the recipe.

Junia said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks fabulous! i love the idea of using green mangoes and homemade spices! thanks for the step by step tutorial. :)

LoLy said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW, I love it, it looks soo delicious, I am Happy to follow you and I am New in the blog :D I would be happy to have few more followers if you dont mind :D

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

its my favouriteeeeeeeee chutney aarthi...my mom is an expert in doing dis pickle......i can ate all days with this pickle with combo of rice and curd.....

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

ohh..its really mouth watering!!

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

fingerlicking mango pickle, looks yum Aarthi..

Christy Gerald said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Yumm preparation and presentation.Delish pickle!.

Poornima Nair said... Best Blogger Tips

Love mango pickles!

Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Pickle looks so inviting. Loved the step wise pictures...

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

good work..........

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..that looks super super tempting..

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply delicious and tangy looking mango pickle. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

deepsrecipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering pickle..Good description..Following u..
Happy New Year to you too..

Yuvana's Favourites said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very tempting and my mouth is watering by seeing this. bookmarked.

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips

I ran out of my pickle...can u plzz pass the bottle!....cannot live without it!:)

Mama's World said... Best Blogger Tips

Dal,Rice, PICKLE!!!! luv it!!!

Thank you aarti for stopping by my blog!

your blog has so many recipes and is totally professional!!! Super Blog!!!
Following you gladly!

Chic & Gorgeous Treats said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy New Year Aarthi! Thanks for buzzing me over at my blog. I really am enjoying going through your recipes. I really enjoy Indian food, whether it's Nothern or Southern. Definitely bookmarking them, and can't wait to throw a party with Indian cuisine ;). Cheers, Jo

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Mango Pickle makes me drool..one of my favourites !! Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such a wonderful comment. We are in friends in FB so I have seen all our blog updates...Good Going...Enjoyed my stay at your blog !! Will be back often !!!

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so yummy,

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Tangy yummy pickel. Raw mango pickel is my fav.Mouthwatering....

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Tangy and mouth watering

சிநேகிதி said... Best Blogger Tips

நாக்கு ஊறும் ஆசையாலே... சப்பு கொட்ட வைக்கிறது

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

wow!!mouthwatering!!Now I feel like having some Mango Pickle....

zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm.... mouth watering recipe. My fav.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Slurp,makes me drool.

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

well...now I'm craving..excellent preparation aarthi..;)
Tasty Appetite

Blackswan said... Best Blogger Tips

I can feel the sourness of the green mango & I'm already drooling. The pickles make good gifts as well :)

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

There are so many dishes in Indian cuisine that you need almost a lifetime to learn and taste them all. This one looks particularly appetizing! Thanks for visiting my blog, I am following back!

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

Never had this before but it looks very good. My daughter in law is from Indonesia and she has told me about going in her backyard and picking mangoes!!! Wish we could do that here!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice step-by-step instructions and pictures, will give a try..

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, am drooling on this, am so jealous that you have such nice raw mangoes in ur garden

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

very tempting and perfectly done awesome mango pickle...

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, u make ur own pickle? looks great :)

Hazel at Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said... Best Blogger Tips

I looove lime pickle. I always have it with my poppadums. Great recipe using mangos, now I can make it myself!

prema Prem said... Best Blogger Tips

wow superb. mouth watering recipe.

Shazrina Rishad said... Best Blogger Tips

Can we use vegetable oil

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shazrina Rishadgingelly oil is what used in pickle. so use that

Sameera Tallapragada said... Best Blogger Tips

this is not avakaya, this is called as menthikaya. in avaka we dont use fenugreek seeds powder, and we dont roast mustard seeds and powder them, we just powder the raw mustard seeds and add it into the pickle with chilly powder and salt, and we also add some whole methi seeds in it and we dont heat oil and dont add asafoetida in it.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I have a bit more mustard seeds.... My pickle is a bit bitter... Can u please help me as how can I remove the bitterness from the pickle???

Nibedita Athpariah said... Best Blogger Tips

I made this pickle.. Bt I guess I added more mustard.. It's a bit bitter... Can u help as to how I can remove the bitterness....

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Nibedita Athpariahadd more mangoes to it

Nibedita Athpariah said... Best Blogger Tips

Dnt hve more mangoes... ne alternative suggestions plz... :(

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Nibedita AthpariahThere is no much you could do except adding more mangoes