Mango pickle refers to a variety of pickles prepared using mango.This is a very popular pickle in South Asia.
There are multiple variety of mango pickles prepared depending on the region and the spices used but, broadly there are two types of – whole baby mango pickle or cut mango pickle. Whole baby mango pickle is a traditional variety very popular in Southern India and uses baby mangoes that are few weeks old. There are special varieties of mangoes specifically used just for pickling and they are never consumed as ripe fruit. Baby mangoes are pickled using salt, vegetable oil and a blend of hot spices, in a very careful process which ensures pickles are preserved for years.
Cut mango pickle
This is ideally prepared using special variety of mangos that can stay crisp for longer periods when pickled. These variety of mangoes are specially bred and grafted for use.
This is a variation of mango pickle. This kind of pickle is made from tender mango. The small mangos are collected when the mangos just start to grow. In this pickle the mango is not cut into pieces. The whole mango is prepared as a form of pickle.
Kasaragod, Kerala, India