Tuesday, October 14, 2014

T for Tuesday- Mango Kuchela and Achar

Gorgeous humongous mangoes ready to make Indian pickle, 
they were $4 each and to die for, well worth the money
 This is called Kuchela, I love this and always had my mum make it for me before we moved to Queensland. The mangoes here are abundant because of the tropical weather.
This mango is sunning to get it dried ready to make Achar. I make mine the traditional way. Pickles produced in traditional method contain Lactobacillus, produced by fermentation in brine (salt and water). (never knew that!).

So these are two different ways I like to eat them. If you'd like to make them here are the recipes"

Kuchela

Peel about 4 large mangoes and grate on medium hole.
Add 3 heaped tsp salt and mix through. Let stand for 1 hr in a colander which is placed in a bowl or sink, so liquid from mango drips through. Push mango into sieve/colander.
Heat up a bottle of mustard oil and let stand.
In a dry fry pan, heat up 1 tbsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp black mustard seeds, 1tsp fenugreek, 1 tsp clove, 1 tsp fennel. Toss regularly or stir until just turning brown. Remove into a bowl and let stand. Add 1 tbsp mustard oil to fry pan and heat, Add 1 whole head of crushed garlic and fry until it starts to brown.
Add the garlic and spices and 3 tbsp commercial Achar mix to the grated mango and mix through. Spoon into sterilised bottles until ¾ full, add heated mustard oil to fill bottle. Place lid and store in refrigerator. 

Mango Pickle



Cut up 4 mangoes into bite size cubes. 
Add 3 heaped tsp salt and mix through.
Place onto trays and dry in the sun for a day or you can put it into 
the oven at a very low temperature for 1 hour.

Heat up a bottle of mustard oil and let stand.
In a dry fry pan, heat up 1 tbsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp black mustard seeds, 1tsp fenugreek, 1 tsp clove, 1 tsp fennel. Toss regularly or stir until just turning brown. 
Remove into a bowl and let stand. Add 1 tbsp mustard oil to fry pan and heat, 
Add 1 whole head of crushed garlic and fry until it starts to brown.
Add spices and garlic and 3 tbsp commercial Achar mix to mango and mix through.
Place mangoes into sterilised bottles until ¾ full, add heated mustard oil to fill bottle. Place lid and store in a cool dry place.

Now one eats this with Tea, a different kind of tea, 
In England they call dinner Tea which is confusing, which is what Australians have adopted having ancestors who originated from England as convicts.

I shared some exciting news last Thursday, you can read all about it HERE, the next instalment of that exciting news will be on November 12th if I get through the 1st Round.

Joining Bluebeard and Elisabeth for T for Tuesday

14 comments:

  1. These look very yummy. I love mangos, pickles and most fermented foods.
    If we ever get good mangos here, I usually just eat them!

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  2. I do like mangoes very much-this looks very interesting-thank you for the recipes. And congrats on making the round for a creative spot with that group- best of luck with the next round! Happy T day!

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  3. Congrats on making round 1, I'm sure your will make it all the way through.
    I like mangos and would love to try these recipes, but not sure if I can find all the ingredients around here.
    Good LUCK!!
    and Happy T-day

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  4. I bought a mango last week. It probably wasn't as large as yours, but it cost me $0.69 (USD). So I thought the cost of your mangoes was a bit pricy. But if they were as good as you say they were, they were probably worth the money.

    I may have to try your first recipe. It sounds really good.

    Thanks for sharing these recipes for T this Tuesday.

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  5. I forgot to congratulate you on making it to round 2. Sounds like there is some fierce competition.

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  6. What fab recipes...all this looks so fab ! Thank you for sharing!
    xxx
    Susi
    Happy T-Day!

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  7. Love that the traditional method gives you some more Lactobacillus - it;s always good :-) Sounds yummy but a bit warm, as in 'chilli warm'.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. We had yummy guacamole with mangoes in it at the beach ... first time for that.
    Do enjoy mangoes very much and your recipe sure looks and sounds great...
    fermented foods are so healthy for us.
    Happy T Day to you Bridget...
    I am still trying to catch up with everyone after being away!
    oxo

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  9. This sounds very interesting...I'd love to sample it. Of course, flying across the globe isn't exactly practical now is it.? ;)
    Happy T Day!

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  10. Happy T day!! Wow! I never pay more than $1 for a mango and most of the time they are 2 for $1..They must be some big mangoes!! :) So very interesting ..... Hugs! deb

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  11. Your recipes sound wonderful :) I love anything with mango!
    Congrats on making the 1st round!
    Happy T day :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I will take a picture of my pattern and email it to you :)

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  12. I don't like pickled anything, so I'd pass--LOL!
    Best of luck on this next round!! Happy T-Day! :)

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  13. Love mango ... fresh and pickled. Yours look really yummy.
    Congrats and hope you will be the final winner.
    Happy T-Day!

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  14. the recipes sound delicious!...good luck in Round 2 of the competition, that is exciting! hope you make it :)

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