Tender mango pickle is a traditional pickle, considered as King of Pickles in Kerala. It is one of the best side dish in Kerala cuisine. This pickle is served with rice, curd rice, chapati or parathas.
Though there are lot of varieties of pickles in Kerala, it is this particular variety that comes to our mind when we think of pickles, as this is the most popular and tasty pickle. The blend of the spices and pure essence of the baby mangoes taste makes this pickle special.
Mangoes are harvested without touching it to the ground so that they are not damaged in the process. It is then washed, dried and then stored in earthen vessels with salt. This pickle is prepared by following traditional methods. This pickle has a long shelf life (more than an year) even though no chemicals or preservatives are used during the process of storing mangoes or processing pickles.