Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ఆవకాయ: Aavakaya- Green mango in mustard-chilli marinade


3 Mangoes (medium size)
3 cups Aavalu/mustard seeds
1 cup chilly powder/karam (if you want little spicy add more)
1/2 tbs fenugreek/menthulu
1 cup salt
2 1/2 cups gingely(sesame) oil/nuvvula nune


Clean mangoes and wipe with cloth.
Cut the mango into half and remove the seed from inside. Now, cut the mango into small(desired) size pieces as shown in the picture.
Make powder of mustard seeds.
Mix mustard powder,chilly powder and salt.
Add oil into the mixture .
Take small amount of mango pieces and little amount of mixture and mix well.
Take this into a glass bottle and do the same with all the pieces.
Now close with tight lid.
Mix well again on 3rd day.
Your avakaya will be ready to eat after five days.

This is our family favorite dish. This will go with rice, breakfast and snacks.
This recipe I learnt from my mother-in-law.