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
- 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.
- Once the mixture starts bubbling, mix it well and cook on slow flame for 6 minutes, while stirring continuously or till 1 string consistency.
- Switch off the flame, transfer it to a deep bowl and allow it to cool completely.
- Once cooled, add the chilli powder and cumin seeds powder and mix well.
- Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container and store in a dry, cool place for 1 year.
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