Is there such a thing as food overdose?? I don’t know….what I do know is that this isn’t the first time I have been accused of it….by whom? K of course….food is a big part of my life!! Little wonder then that I blog about it!! but it isn’t a recent phenomenon…its always been there…..just got an outlet now……through the blog I mean….and this isn’t the end all and be all of my life either….just a substantial chunk…..to hell with labels and compartments….i love food and all things associated with it…did you know I can shop in a grocery store / kirana shop/ vegetable market for hours? this is the only time I don’t complain about carrying heavy bags!! And I read recipe books in bed? Or that I am addicted to certain food programs…..oh yeah!! I think there is an overdose!!
A certain friend’s mother has been plying me with the most amazing homemade avakkai pickle for the last few years…..i don’t know who looks forward to it more…she or i!! i crave mango pickle…..above all the kinds of pickle there can be…this one is my favourite….avakkai…which self respecting andhrite will not love it? hot and spicy, with the tang of mustard powder…..and raw mango……with plain steamed rice (with or without ghee), with dal, curd rice….upma, dosa, biryani too!! my mouth is watering as I type this!! and I hit rock bottom the other day…..it will be sometime before I can get a fresh stock of it….just in time I saw this recipe. Raw mangoes have been in the market for a while now….and I picked up a few a couple of days ago…..
So I decided to make something for myself…..sulking as I was at k’s remark…he of course meant it in jest….but it was a great opportunity to capitalize some more attention!!
i followed the recipe from 365 days vegetarian….didnt make any changes and followed it to the T……
The process is so easy….it was my first ever attempt at pickle making….and hence the ease earns brownie points….i was done in less time than it took for me to sulk!!
The pictures speak for themselves….and I had to slap my hand away from ….after bottling, I mopped up the remains of the masala from the pan with a piece of bread……totally drool worthy!!