Mango Pickle Recipe / Manga Oorugai

mango pickle

        This mango pickle recipe is very easy to make. This mango pickle is the combination of juice rich green mango and Indian authentic spices. This manga oorugai is most popular in southern part of India. This is my mom’s recipe. Like all her recipes, this one tastes so yummy and a lip smacking dish. Addition of roasted fenugreek and mustard powder makes it more flavorful. Best accompaniment for mango pickle is curd / yogurt rice.and also for chapathi.


1 Large Green Mango (not ripe), Finely Chopped
1.5 Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
1  Tsp of Mustard
1 Tsp of  Urad Dal
Pinch of Hing / Asafoetida
2 Tbsp of Gingelly Oil / Indian Sesame Oil
Salt to taste

   To Grind

            1/2 Tsp of Mustard
1/2 Tsp of Fenugreek


  • Dry roast the mustard and fenugreek for 1- 2 mins until nice aroma comes and it changes color. Let it cool down for 5 mins. Grind it to a fine powder in a spice grinder or mortar & pestle.
  • Wash the mango. Take a sharp knife and discard the core. Chop the mango into tiny pieces along with skin. Keep this aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, urad dal and hing, after it splutter, add chopped mango, red chilly powder and salt, saut’e well for 3-5 mins until it turns soft but not mushy.
  • In this stage, add roasted & ground powder and mix well till everything is well combined. Turn off the flame.
  • When the pickle is cool, store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it.
  • Enjoy this tangy mango pickle with a plate of yogurt rice.
maangai oorugai with thayir sadham


  • For this pickle, use rock hard green mango not ripe.
  • Addition of fenugreek & mustard powder gives a great taste to this dish
  • Adjust the spice and salt according to the tangy taste of mango.
  • Increase or decrease the spicy taste according to your taste buds.
  • Add more oil to the pickle, so that you are increasing the shelf life of the pickle.
  • It tastes great on 2nd day after all the flavors fully absorbed  into the mango pieces.

    Health benefits of  Green Mango
Source : Health-

  • Drinking unripe mango juice prevents the loss of sodium chloride and  iron during summer.
  • Dried mango powder is highly beneficial in treating scurvy ( Vitamin C deficiency)
  • Unripe mangoes helps to treat blood disorders.
  • Raw mangoes are rich source of pectin, mixed with salt and honey, helps to treat gastro- intestinal disorders.
  • Helps in treating liver disorders.
  • Rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants.

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  1. Navaneetham Krishnan says:

    Ahhhhhh!!! My fav. Without it I can’t eat everyday. Normally I buy the ready made ones and now that you have rolled out this tangy and spicy condiment, I am in the verge of having a home made version.

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