I pick most of the grapes before it is ripen since the grape which grows in my backyard are very sour which are not much use to me after it is ripen. Last year, I cleaned the unripe grapes and rubbed it in salt and turmeric powder and filled in a clean bottle, then added some water and 1 tsp oil and shook the bottle. I kept the bottle at room temperature for few days and then put it in fridge. I used this pickled grapes for the whole year in salads and making fresh pickle.
My family loves mango pickle but I have noticed that mangoes we get here in Canada are not at all sour. We are so used to eating sour mango in India so we miss that here. Recently I bought raw mangoes and my son complained that these mangoes are like cucumber…haha. Luckily, I had pickled grapes in my fridge so I thought why not combine not so sour mango with very sour grapes…this was a match made in heaven. My son absolutely loved it and told me that this was a brilliant idea! So sharing my instant recipe with you all. You can use the unripe grapes directly too, it will give you the same result.
About this pickle, it is very easy to make and needs only few ingredients.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Grapes – use fresh raw (unripe) grapes or pickled in salt and turmeric
Green mango – use fresh as is or picked in turmeric and salt (same as grapes)
1. In a clean bowl, mix mango cut in cubes and unripe grapes. Add pickle masala, enough to cover grapes and mango pieces. Also add oil, salt, turmeric powder and pinch of asafoetida. Mix well and instant pickle is ready.
2. I only made enough to last us for few days. I kept the bowl in refrigerator. But if you decide to make more, store in a clean dry glass bottle/jar. Fill the bottle with pickle and press it towards bottom. Pour oil which should cover the pickle on the top and store in the refrigerator. It will stay good for few weeks. Beware that whenever you remove some pickle from the jar, press remaining pickle so it is covered with oil on the top.
3. Enjoy this pickle with any Indian curries and roti/paratha.
After trying this recipe, the grapes from my yard never going to waste. I already shared raw grapes to few of my friends. I still have more. I am going to pick out most before it ripe. I am thinking of ways to use these grapes differently. I will share other recipe soon.
Hope you will try this pickle recipe and will fall in love.
Also let me know if you have any questions regarding the dish.
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