Is there a particular time in your life you wish to go back to? A time where home wasn’t just a place, rather the people that lived in it; a time when you were living the good times rather than reminiscing about them. Going back to visit our hometowns, with time, has become more distant and far-fetched, and the days counting down to holidays seems to increase with every passing year.
Just one little bit of Ma or Nani’s home cooked meals can make a long day seem worth it, enough to reassure you that unconditional love still exists. Since visiting home has become so difficult, we thought about ways we could bring home to us. My Nani’s Mango Chhunda is the easiest way to transport you back to the long family lunches and dinners that you so earnestly crave and vow to cherish for the rest of your life.
As Indians, mango for us is associated with one thing: summertime. Whether it is in iced treats, milkshakes, or in pickles, summer doesn’t begin till the arrival of the first batch of ripe mangoes. Our heirloom Mango Chunda recipe is the perfect sugary sweet yet spicy element to tie together a whole meal on a sunny June afternoon. The amalgamation of the handpicked mangoes blended with red chillies and other spices will keep you going for a second serving and then third!
Is Mango Chunda good for you?
Mango is not the king of the fruit for no reason. The incredible aroma, texture, and sweet-spicy goodness of Aam Ka Chhunda is one of the best condiments you can have along with your meals because it is more than just delicious: it is good for you too!
Helps in building immune system
It is rich in Vitamins, including A,B, and C which helps in building a strong immune system
The antioxidants protect our body from cell damage, and combat diseases like cancer and diabetes
Helps maintain healthy digestive system
Mango Chunda is packed with dietary fiber, ensuring a healthy digestive system without constipation and irritable bowels
Enhances bone health
The assortment of minerals, proteins, and calciums enhances bone-health
How is Mango chunda Pickle made?
This mom-approved recipe calls for the freshest of ingredients in order to perfectly emulate the recipe. Each little constituent has been used in different and unique ways to give this pickle its powerful, lasting flavour. Here are some of the ingredients that have been curated to assemble Mango Chhunda:
Even if the temperatures are skyrocketing, it doesn’t feel like summer unless you are eating mangoes in one form or another. They are actually a great healthy substitute to most processed foods we usually binge on. Not only are they loaded with Vitamin K and C, but they also possess a hearty amount of fiber, which can help you avoid constipation. The antioxidants present in mangoes are known to combat cell damage. Furthermore, they are a rich source of magnesium, potassium, and mangiferin, both of which are linked to lowering blood pressure levels and reducing inflammation of the heart.
By adding a little cumin to your diet, your digestive system will inevitably be kept in check. It helps treat diarrhea, soothes irritable bowels, and aids in weight loss. Jeera is also good for promoting cardiovascular health by controlling your cholesterol levels and also manage blood sugar to a certain extent
Adding black salt to meals can remarkably enhance the flavours of your dish. But kaala namak is more than just a seasoning: firstly, it makes digesting food much easier, while also controlling bloating and heartburn. Black salt is also known to be a natural blood thinner, and is highly recommended because of its nutritional profile including iron, calcium, magnesium, and surprisingly low sodium levels
What is Indian cuisine without a little (or a lot of) spice? However, there is more to red chilies than we are aware of. They are a must-have for people who are trying to keep a check on their weight since it reduces appetite and accelerates burning of fat. Chilies, because of their antifungal and antibacterial properties, keep a strict check on the digestive system
What can you eat Mango Chunda with?
Aam ka Chunda probably has one of the most unique flavour profiles in our cuisine. It’s a perfect match for everyone with a sweet tooth, while also offering delicious spicy goodness to those who relish a savory palate. It is indeed the best of both worlds! So, what can you eat along with this one-of-a-kind recipe? Here are some suggestions:
Chop up some of your favourite veggies, add some dressing that has a hint of spice, and finally mix well along with a little Aam Ka Chhunda. Trust the process – it is a tangy, lip-smacking, finger-licking, unforgettable combination!
Instead of drowning your pancakes under oceans of maple syrup, drizzle a little bit of this sweet-sour-spicy Mango Chunda to add a desi twist to a western breakfast classic.
What are your choice of fruits? Slice some bananas, strawberries, apples, etc., squeeze a lemon and add seasonings of your choice. Last, but definitely not least, include some mango Chunda in the bowl to give you the tropical dish of your dreams
A Mexican delight! There’s nothing like a good taco loaded with guacamole, salsa, some beans, and just a dollop of the sweet Mango Chunda which will give you’re the right balance of flavours in a dish so intricate
The best news we have heard all day is that you no longer have to wait for summer to enjoy summertime treats! If you are craving the sweet taste of home, there is one simple way to relive your nostalgic past in your present: My Nani’s Mango Chhunda. Thanks to the skilled chefs and hardworking team at MOLO, you can relish this handmade pickle anywhere, at any time of the year!