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How to prepare mango pickle / avakaya

Let us learn how to prepare the pickle of a seasonal fruit. It is the all-time favourite pickle for most of the people. It is called as mango pickle and avakaya in Telugu. Mango pickle / avakaya is popular pickle in South India prepared with fresh and raw mangoes. Generally mango pickle is available in all the markets but the quality differs. Mango pickles prepared at home are really good in taste. Moreover mango pickle / avakaya  is known as traditional pickle of Andhra.


  • Raw and fresh mango – small pieces – 1 kg
  • Red chilli powder- 11/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds powder- 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds powder- 1 cup
  • Garlic pods- ¼ cup
  • Salt- ¾ cup
  • Sesame oil- 2 cups
  • Turmeric powder- 3 spoons


Step 1: Clean the mango pieces with dry cloth.

Step 2: Take a long bottomed vessel.

Step 3: Drop mango pieces, required salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder.

Step 4: Mix it well thoroughly. Add mustard seeds powder and fenugreek seeds powder.

Step 5: Add garlic pods to the mango mixture.

Step 6: Add sesame oil to mango mixture.

Step 7: Mix it well.

Step 8: Store mango pickle in a glass jar. Fix jar lid tightly.

Step 9: Place a cotton cloth over lid and keep aside.

Step 10: After 4days check the pickle taste and add some oil and salt if necessary.

Step 11: Close the lid of glass jar and keep pickle aside.

Step 12: After one week serve it in a bowl prefer as main course.

Enjoy the taste of spicy Andhra mango pickle!!!