Maavadu/Baby Mango Pickle

This is my favorite pickle but never tried on my own.Last month when i saw this cute baby mangoes in tekka market I got so tempted over this and bought some.I called my sil and asked her the recipe as she is an expert in making pickles.
Here I am sharing this with you.

During our school day’s this use to my hubby’s ususal lunch box and I grab his lunch box only for this maavadu and enjoy to core…well confuse?  We both studied together 😀  …I’m so glad I tried this on my own and it came perfect. 


20-25 Baby Mangoes
6-7 Dry Red Chillies
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Castor Oil
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
A pinch Hing
1 and 1/2 tbsp Salt


  • Wash the Mangoes well in tap water. 
  • Leave little stalks in mangoes and discard the remaining.
  • Wipe the Mangoes on a clean cloth/towel.
  • Keep the mangoes in a large bowl.Drop Castor oil in it, using your hand mix well.
  • Grind the Dry Red chillies and Mustard seeds in mixie into course paste with little water.
  • Add grounded paste, turmeric powder, salt, hing with mangoes and mix well.
  • Transfer it in a jar and once a day shake the bottle well so that the top part mangoes goes down and the bottom ones comes up.  Initially it will looks dry but after 3-5 days mangoes will start ozzing water.

After a week Fragrant Mangoes Pickle is ready.

Try this Pickle with Simple Curd Rice n enjoy.

Have a Nice Day!

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  1. says

    i used to make this when i was in india. since my hubby is not a great fan of pickles i am not doing this nowa days.
    You made it so yum and mouthwatering prema.Love the clicks esp i like the curd rice with maavadu

  2. says

    OMG thats really making me drool like anything.. hey r u getting this in singapore.. i am seriously tempted. Reserve for me I am coming there prema :)

  3. says

    Love these classic & traditional pickles!! We call them maavina midi here in our hometown..Been my fav for as long as I can remember :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. says

    The pickle look awesome.I don’t know if I can wait 3 to 4 days for this to get ready .Wish I had been your neighbor.Any way I am going to try this soon as I don’t see any chance of me moving next to your place soon :).

  5. says

    Am drooling here .. very cute presentation with the dabba 😉 maavadu is so delicious. I was talking to my abt about getting some maavadu pickle from India. May be you can send me some 😉 yummm…

  6. says

    வாவ்…ரொம்ப ரொம்ப சூப்பராக இருக்கு ப்ரேமா..

    கலக்கலான ஊறுகாய்…அப்படியே சாப்பிடுவேனே..

  7. says

    Hi Prema, enjoyed reading this recipe. Good pictures and recipe. I like the nice of “Thair sadam in the box with the pickle on it”. Thank you.

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