Amba (Pickled Mango)

  • PREP TIME1 hour

  • COOK TIME30 minutes

  • TOTAL TIME

  • SERVINGS0

Recipe courtesy of Chef Dave Woolley

Amba (Pickled Mango)

Ingredients

  • 3 large green mangos, washed & peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp. cumin seed, whole
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground coriander seed
  • ½ Tbsp. ground fenugreek
  • 1 Tbsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. red chile powder or Aleppo chile if available
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika, hot
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • PREP TIME 1 hour

  • COOK TIME30 minutes

  • TOTAL TIME

  • SERVINGS0

Recipe courtesy of Chef Dave Woolley

Instructions

  1. Cut mango cheeks off the seed, then cut lengthwise into ¼” slices. Cut remaining fruit away from seed.

  2. In a mixing bowl, coat mango slices and pieces with 1 Tbsp sea salt, then evenly divide to fill 3 1-quart glass jars.

  3. Close jars and shake gently to evenly distribute salt. Place jars in a sunny spot or window sill for 4 days to release liquid from the mango.

  4. At the end of this time the mangos should be a very light, yellow color, and bubbles will have formed from the fermentation.

  5. Shake the jars a few times a day to ensure mangos stay coated in their own juice.

  6. After 4 days, drain the mangos and save the liquid. Dry mangos on paper towel for a few hours.

  7. Heat canola oil on high in a pot, then add all spices; cook and constantly stir 20-30 seconds, until the whole spices begin to pop and become well toasted.

  8. Reduce heat by half and add the reserved liquid, vinegar and honey; cook for 30 seconds. Then add mango and finely minced garlic; cover the pot and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

  9. Transfer to a blender and pulse to form a slightly smooth/chucky sauce with small particulate pieces. Pour mixture into a clean container with an airtight lid. Amba will keep refrigerated 6-8 weeks.