Friday, 11 April 2014

Kairi ki Launji

The season of mangoes is upon us and I am glad to share this sour-sweet-spicy recipe. Consider this a mango salsa, if you may, only better! 

Kairi Ki Launji

Green (raw) mangoes- 1/2 kg
Jaggery- 250 gm
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp
Onion seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder- 1 / 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Mustard oil- 2-3 tbsp
Salt to taste


Peel and cut mangoes into pieces and parboil.

Heat oil in a pan.

Lower the flame.

First add fenugreek seeds.

Then add all other seeds one by one.

When tempered,  add turmeric and red chilly powder.

Add mangoes and jaggery.

Add salt.

Mix well.

Cover and cook on low flame till jaggery melts.

Let cook for a couple more minutes to let sweetness of jaggery seep into the mangoes.

Enjoy with parantha, puris etc.