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Sweet mango pickle (Gulyo Aap ko Achar)

I wish I had known how to make this a lone long time ago. I learnt it only when my MIL was here and I am loving it. It is the best alternative for laspsi ko achar as lapsi is not available here in Australia.

Ingredients

  • 2 kg raw Mangoes
  • 1/2 cup Regular Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 3 teaspoon Oil
  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • A pinch of Black rock salt (Birae Nun)
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Peel the mangoes and cut them into cubes

Sweet mango pickle (1)

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker (use heavy bottom pan if you don’t have pressure cooker) and add fennel seeds.

Sweet mango pickle (2)

  • Add mango cubes and fry for about 5 mins.

Sweet mango pickle (3)

  • Now add the sugar, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, black rock salt and salt and mix with the mango cubes.

Sweet mango pickle (4)

  • Add a cup of water and close the lid and cook till 3-5 whistle of the pressure cooker of if using a pan then cook until tender.
  • The achar is done when the mangoes become tender.
  • The achar should be thick, not runny. If it is too thin, let it boil for a while until you get the desired consistency.

Sweet mango pickle (5)

  • This is great to keep for few days in fridge.

Take care,

from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Pau Kwa (Nepali hog plum – Choerospondias axillaris)

While I was in Nepal, my mum made pau (Pau Kwa – a hot and sour drink) for me. I forgot to take photos of every step but here is easy recipe that she followed.

lapsi

Unfortunately, I can’t make it here as I can’t find lapsi here but if you want to try it, please follow these steps.

Ingredients:

  • ½ kg lapsi
  • 1 tea spoon fenugreek seed
  • 2 teaspoons black salt (Birae Nun)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Chopped coriander to garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

 Procedure

  • In a pressure cooker, add lapsi and water enough to cover all the lapsi and cook until 5 – 8 whistles.
  • Take out lapsi from the pressure cooker and check if the lapsi cooked well and its skin comes off easily.

bolied lapsi

  • Take out the skin and seed and mash the remaining lapsi pulp (pau) with 2 cups of water . Use hand or whisker to mix the pau so you get the right thickness. Add water until you get the thickness you like. I normally like mine thin, like the consistency of orange juice.
  • Add black salt, salt, and chilli powder and mix well.
  • In a pan, heat the oil.
  • Now add the fenugreek seed and fry it until it turns dark brown.
  • Add this to the pau.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and pau kwa is ready.

paau