Amahaldi Karela Achaar ( Mango ginger and Bitter gourd Pickle)
Mango ginger ( Mangai Inji ) with bitter gourd makes a delicious pickle , OIL FREE, is our family favourite. We have been making this pickle for more than two decades. Goes well with rotis, curd rice, or pulao. When you taste this , you can feel a burst of flavours in your mouth. Try this recipe and enjoy.
Mango ginger – ( peeled and cut to small juliennes ) – 2 cups
Bitter gourd – ( cut to paper thin strips ) – 1/2 cup
Crystal salt( powdered ) – 1 tablespoon
Kashmiri Chilli powder – 1/2 tablespoon
Lemon – 1 ( deseed and chopped to very thin strips )
Lemon juice – 3 tablespoons
Asafoetida powder – 2 pinches
Take a big , dry bowl. Add all the above mentioned ingredients. Toss well. Keep covered for 2 hours. Mix well. Transfer to a dry glass bottle. Leave it outside for 4 to 5 hours. Serve. Refrigerate in the normal fridge compartment. Keeps well for 2 weeks.
1) Always use a dry spoon to serve the pickle.