Maangai Thokku / Raw Mango Pickle

Maangai Thokku / Raw Mango Pickle is a very simple pickle that does not need 4-5 days to prepare. This pickle is different and can be prepared in a jiffy.

I have used a type of raw mango that is very readily available , called “Killi Mooku Maanga” , it is named so because the tip of the mango resembles the beak of a parakeet .

I have peeled and shredded the mango , if you want you can even cut into your desired shape. This yields about 200 grams of pickle. If stored properly , this has a shelf life of 2 months or even more , depends on how well you store it. The day you prepare this keep it outside in room temperature , the next day put it in an air tight container and refrigerate it.


  • Cuisine: south indian
  • Course or type: side dish
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Cooking Time: 10


1 Raw mango
8 tbsps Sesame oil
1/4 tsp turmeric
For roasting and grinding
5 tbsps fenugreek
10 – 12 dry red chillies
1 tsp mustard seed
curry leaves


  1. Peel and shred the raw mango and keep it ready
  2. Take a kadaai and keep it on high heat.
  3. Once the kadaai is heated up add fengreek and salt and dry roast them until fenugreek turns brown in color. Transfer this to a blender jar , then dry roast the dry red chillies until aromatic (do not burn them) and transfer this to same blender jar.
  4. Allow it to cool down for few minutes and then grind this to a fine powder.
  5. Take the same kadaai , keep it medium heat , add the oil.
  6. Once the oil gets heated , add a tsp of mustard seeds , asafoetida and curry leaves.
  7. Now add the shredded raw mango and saute. sprinkle turmeric powder and saute again. Add the roast and ground powder and mix it well.
  8. Allow this to cook in high heat for about 2-3 minutes. It’ll get aromatic , you can smell the spices and the mango and also it leave oil on its sides. At this stage take it off heat and transfer this to a clean and dry container.
  9. Serve this with curd rice or this tastes best when taken with dosa. You can also mix it with plain rice and eat it.


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