Vadu Mango Pickle | Baby Mango Pickle | Maavadu

Pickle ,I'm not a fan of it and very rarely take a piece of it but the cook in me push me to try all types of pickles.These baby mangoes are seasonal product which we can see in markets only during march-April.Two weeks before i saw this in a vegetable stall i  am bought it immediately to try this vadu mango pickle.I got some ideas from here to try this.


  • Vadu/baby mango-1\2 kg
  • Salt-1\3 cup (levelled)
  • REd chilly powder- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • mustard seeds-2 n 1\2 tsp
  • Gingelly oil/castor oil-1\4 cup


1.Clean the mango well and pat it dry.I keep it on a towel overnight to make it moist free.Powder the mustard in a dry mixer to fine powder.

2.The next day  add it to dry glass/porcelain ware.First pour oil and swirl well so that it coats well on all mangoes.

3.Add in mustard powder,chilly powder and turmeric powder.Mix it well(don't use hands,use only clean,dry wooden ladle).

4.Cover and keep it.Mix the same every day once or twice so that everything gets coated well.As days pass by it the mangoes get shrunk as it releases water.( you can see in my pictures how much water it had released,which was after a week).

5.In about  a week your pickle is ready.Store it in clean,dry bottle.

Serve it for curd rice.


  1. this will go well with paratha or naan

  2. i just had this first time last weekend and loved it, so going to make this once i see small mangoes here.

  3. Lovely!!! The pictures itself was so mouthwatering for me can imagine how great it would be in real. Amazing!!!


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