Many years ago, I was walking with my sister on a busy road in Bangalore, and saw piles of cut mango pieces in front of a house – not even 5 feet away from one of the busiest roads in the city. I went and asked the people who were chopping the green mangoes, “Why do you need so much?”. The reply I got was shocking. It was for mango pickle, for which they take the order from a pickle company. After this shocking way they make pickle for large companies, there’s no way that I’m ever in my life going to buy pickles.
Amma always used to make pickles at home, and even now away from home, I never even think of getting it from the store. Why? Because I realized that making pickle at home is very easy.
Pickle is always a must-have side dish for any meal. Most of the pickles are seasonal and they taste good, and are healthy when we prepare it fresh and consume it. If we plan to save it for months we have to add a little more salt and oil to preserve. This instant Mango pickle is prepared with less salt, and little oil. This recipe is from my mother.