Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Instant Raiti Gor keri - Gujarati Sweet and Spicy Mango Pickle #indianpickle

Instant Raiti Gor Keri - Gujarati Sweet and Spicy mango Pickle

Instant Raiti Gor Keri, is a lavishly sweet, sumptuous and an aromatic Gujarati Pickle. Without Gor Keri, gujarati thepla, poori, bhakhri or paratha are incomplete. This finger licking pickle is prepared with raw mangoes, jaggery and a few whole spices and is ready in less than an hour and can be eaten on the same day.  This recipe is a speedy version of the traditional Gujarati Gor Keri which is prepared under the sun and can be ready in 2-3 weeks.

If you are an Indian, no matter whichever part of the India you might come from, pickle is likely to have been a part of your food memories. Pickle plays a very important part in Indian cuisine and as a tasty accompaniment capable of weathering long journeys. In western countries, it also plays the role of an appetiser with papadam.

Instant Raiti Gor Keri

While I grew up in Gujarat. this time of the year my mum would be on one mission for sure and that was MISSON PICKLE! She was busy buying the best raw mangoes and other ingredients for various pickles such as Keri No Chundo , Keri nu Khatu Athanu and Raiti Gor Keri. Obviously, all of them were prepared under the scorching sun.

Instant Keri No Chundo

I and my family are not too keen on pickles, definitely, do not enjoy it with curries and daals. But being a Gujju, would love to relish a couple of types of Mango pickles with Khichdi and Indian bread. I do not prepare too many pickles here or if I do make then only in small quantities.

Instant raiti gor keri

A few years back my husband was so smitten by my mum's homemade Raiti Gor Keri, that she sent it all the way from India again. He persuaded me to prepare this pickle at home while the sky was full of rain bearing clouds. Instant Gor Keri turned out so delicious, maybe not exactly like my mum's but very close.  That is the joy of making instant pickle at home, you do not worry about the weather yet you can have deliciously wonderful pickles ready to enjoy. Because we are not fond of pickles, I try to prepare one variety each year and that too in a very small quantity.

Generally, Gor Keri nu Athanu ( Gor-Jaggery, Keri-Mango ) is prepared with Rai and Methi Na Kuria ( split Mustard and Fenugreek seeds ) but my mum used to prepare only with Rai Na Kuria thus I called this pickle Raiti Gor Keri!

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Instant Raiti Gor Keri
Instant Raiti Gor Keri, is a lavishly sweet, sumptuous and an aromatic Gujarati Pickle.

  • 250 g raw Mango 
  • 250 g  grated Jaggery
  • 25 g dried dates ( kharek )
  • 2 tbsp. Oil
  • 50 g rai na kuria ( split mustard seeds )
  • Pinch Hing
  • 2-3 tbsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp. crushed coriander seeds ( Suka Dhana )
  • 1 tbsp. whole black pepper ( Kala Mari )
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds ( Variyali-saunf )
  • 1 tsp. cloves ( Laving )
  • 25 g Salt
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder

Soak dried dates into warm water for 5 minutes, discard the water, pat dry and cut into small pieces.
Wash, pat dry and cut mangoes into cubes.
Place in a bowl, add salt and turmeric powder, mix well and leave for 10-15 minutes.
Add one tsp. oil into rai na kuria, and mix vigorously for 5 minutes.
Add, mix red chilli powder, hing and whole spices in a bowl. Leave it aside.
Steam the mango cubes for 5-6 minutes or cook in  M/W for 3-4 minutes.
Place steamed mango cubes in a big bowl and mix in grated jaggery and soaked dried date pieces.
Gently keep mixing the mixture till jaggery well combined with mango cubes.
Heat oil in a small pan until it reaches smoking point.
Let the oil cool completely. 
Add red chilli and whole spices mixture into mango and jaggery.
Mix well, once oil is cooled, add oil and mix well.
Leave it to cool completely.
Once cool store in a sterile jar. 
Enjoy !

Prep time: 10Cook time: 10Total time: Yield: 1 jar

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  1. Now that's what I wouldn't mind preparing, a small quantity and no keeping in the sun. We too don't eat that much pickle so big quantities are a put off for me. My mum use to make gor keri too by keeping the mangoes in the sun.

  2. This sounds absolutely delicious - I love pickles so will definitely have to give this a try!


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