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Vendhaya Mangai (Raw Mango Pickle with Fenugreek Seasoning)

Vendhaya_Mangai_Raw_Mango_Pickle_Fenugreek_Seasoning_1 Here is a spicy raw mango pickle with fenugreek seasoning. This pickle is very simple and can be prepared in short time but can be kept for few days only. This pickle tastes nice with curd rice.

Fenugreek seed is known as Vendhayam in Tamil and raw mango is known as Mangai in Tamil.


  • Raw mango – 500 gm cut into pieces
  • Red chilli powder – 2 heaped table spoon
  • Fenugreek seed – 2 tea spoon
  • Mustard – 2 tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Asafetida powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Salt – 1 table spoon (adjust as per sourness of mango)
  • Sesame oil – ½ cup

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  • Wash,wipe mango well and cut into pieces.
  • Dry roast fenugreek seed, asafetida and powder it.

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  • In a dry bowl, add cut mango, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, powdered fenugreek-asafetida and mix well.

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  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard; when it splutters well, remove, pour that over the spice-mixed mango pieces and mix well; after 24 hours, you will find the juice from mango mixing with spices to make it delicious.

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  • Now Vendhaya Mangai (Raw Mango Pickle with Fenugreek Seasoning) is ready for use.



  • Daily toss it twice and from third day either keep in sunlight for some time daily or keep in fridge and use. By keeping in sunlight this can be kept for a week.
  • Care should be taken that there should not be any moisture in mango or in the utensils used for this pickle.

{ 8 comments… add one }

  • Priya May 18, 2010, 1:01 pm

    Am ready to have some mango chunks with my curd rice…tempting..

  • Sushma Mallya May 18, 2010, 2:01 pm

    love mango pickle, home made ones will be so tasty

  • chitra May 18, 2010, 4:17 pm

    Very nice..i posted a thokku in the same manner :)

  • Manju Rajender May 18, 2010, 5:10 pm

    Kamala, I am drooling here. Very nice. I love the raw mangoes in ur pic. I wish I could get something like that.

  • niloufer riyaz May 18, 2010, 6:51 pm

    oorugai parpadarke naa oorugiradu:):):)

  • vinolia May 18, 2010, 8:17 pm

    manga oorkaa kanna parikudhu :)
    I did some a week back too!!
    yours looks super hot and delicious!!!

  • swathi May 18, 2010, 9:14 pm

    Vendhaya mangai pickle looks really awesome. amma used to make like this.

  • Gujarati recipes May 11, 2013, 10:27 pm

    My lunch never complete without mango pickle.
    love it.

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