Quick Mango Chunda, by Tarla Dalal

Quick Mango Chunda, by Tarla Dalal

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Mango chunda is a preserve that is common to all Gujarati households. The traditional preparation of chunda is time consuming, the heat of sun being used to dissolve the sugar till the pickle reaches a clear syrupy consistency and the mango shreds are translucent. This is a quick version of this very popular recipe that tastes superb and is surprisingly easy to prepare. The secret of making a perfect chunda is the one string consistency which is very important. This simple recipe will help you stock up a year's supply of mango chunda.


Recipe Description for Quick Mango Chunda, Aam ka Chunda, Gujarati Raw Mango Sweet Pickle

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Makes 2 cups
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2 cups peeled and grated raw mangoes (rajapuri)
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder

  1. Combine the mangoes, sugar, turmeric powder and salt in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally or till the sugar melts completely.
  2. Once the mixture starts bubbling, mix it well and cook on slow flame for 6 minutes, while stirring continuously or till 1 string consistency.
  3. Switch off the flame, transfer it to a deep bowl and allow it to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, add the chilli powder and cumin seeds powder and mix well.
  5. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container and store in a dry, cool place for 1 year.

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Quick Mango Chunda, by Tarla Dalal
 on 21 Jun 17 03:24 PM

Tarlaji, Thank you so much for this easy n tasty recipe. I have made it n it''s turned out superb and liked by all my family members. Kumud
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Kumud for the feedback.
21 Jun 17 04:24 PM