Methamba (Sour, Spicy & Sweet Raw Mango Relish of Maharashtra)

Do Read the Story behind the making of Methamba on the Travel Section of the blog.

Recipe for Methamba –

Ingredients –

  1. Raw Mangoes – 3 nos (medium sized, washed, dried & peeled cut into small cubes)
  2. Methi seeds – 1 big spoon
  3. Mustard seeds – 1 big spoon
  4. Hing – 2 -3 pinch
  5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  6. Chilli powder – 1 big spoon
  7. Oil – 2 big spoons (any oil other than olive oil)
  8. Red Chillies – 5 – 6 nos. broken into half
  9. Salt as per taste
  10. Jaggery – 1 big spoon

Method –

  1. Heat a non-stick kadhai, add oil (I have used sesame oil), add hing, mustard seeds.
  2. Once they crackle, add methi seeds & whole red chillies. Saute it for sometime & then add the mango cubes.
  3. Stir well, Cook it with lid on on a low flame for 3 – 4 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder & once again cook it with lid on for 3 – 4 minutes.
  5. You will observe that the mangoes turn mushy & the oil has started floating on the edges of the kadhai.
  6. Add the jaggery & stir well & let it cook for another minute or so without the lid.
  7. You will get a glossy texture with oil leaving the sides of the kadhai & the mangoes cooked well. Switch off the gas.
  8. Allow it to cool completely before you transfer it into a glass container.

Notes –

This relish stays good when stored it in a refrigerator for more than a month or so but I assure you that it wont last that long!!

Do try it!!

Vidya Narayan

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