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Recipe: Kachche Aam Ki Launji

Once you taste it, you would not be able to stop eating it

Deepa Gupta | New Delhi |

Monsoon season is going on with full fervour. The tangy flavour of Kachcha aam (raw mango) compliments the weather beautifully. There are myriad delicious varieties which can be prepared using this aromatic raw fruit. Also known as Kerry, the firm fruit with a pungent smell can be cut or grated and pickled, added to curries or simply made into chutney. Kachche Aam Ki Laungi is a khatti-meethi (sweet and sour) chutney that contains lots of vitamin C. It also contains cooling properties. Once you taste it, you would not be able to stop eating it and soon you will be eating it with every meal.

Here is one of the best raw mango chutney recipes. It is very easy to make and takes not much effort and time. Once you taste it, you will certainly fall in love with Kerry.

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes


Kachcha aam/Kerry: 500 grams

Sugar: 250 grams

Cumin seeds: 1 tsp

Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder: 1 tsp

Fennel seed powder: 1 tsp

Coriander powder: 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Garam masala: ¼ tsp

Mustard oil: 1 tbsp


Wash raw mangoes thoroughly and peel them. Wash them again and let them dry for 10 minutes. Cut them in 1” by 1” cubes or you can cut them in medium size pieces in any way you like. Heat mustard oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.Add chopped raw mango pieces and give a stir.Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Cover it and let it cook for 10-15 minutes on medium-low flame. When Kerry pieces become tender, add sugar, red chilli powder, coriander powder and fennel powder. Give a good stir and let it cook uncovered for another 10 minutes on low flame. Keep stirring occasionally. Turn off the flame. Add garam masala and mix well. Transfer it to a glass bowl and let it cool. Store it in a glass bottle and keep in refrigerator. Raw mango is a versatile fruit when it comes to its culinary use. Bring it into your kitchen while its short season lasts.This chutney can last for 15 days if stored and kept properly in refrigerator. You can eat it with chapatti, paratha or poori. Tastes just amazing!