Phodnichi Kairi (Maharashtrian Raw Mango Fry)

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Phodnichi Kairi is a sweet and spicy Maharashtrian condiment made using raw mangoes, jaggery, and spices. Serve it with dal and bhakri for a comforting meal.

If you like this, you can also try Urdachi Dal, Vangyache Kaap, Tendli Bhaat, Katachi Amti, and Maharashtrian Masale Bhat.

Phodnichi kairi served in a bowl.
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About Phodnichi Kairi

Phodnichi Kairi is a sweet and spicy Maharashtrian condiment (pickle) made with raw mangoes, jaggery, garlic, and spices. I learned this recipe from my friend in Pune.

It needs simple ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes. It is a great recipe to make during summer when raw mangoes are in season.

Serve it on the side with dal and jowar bhakri for a comforting lunch or dinner. It can also be served with a simple varan bhat and papad meal.

Ingredients

Raw Mangoes – Green raw mangoes are easily available at Indian grocery stores during summer. Choose firm mangoes with no soft patches or blemishes.

Jaggery – Use good quality organic jaggery for the best taste.

Garlic adds a distinct flavor, but if you are looking for a no-onion, no-garlic recipe, you can skip adding it.

Spice Powders – You will need basic spice powders such as turmeric powder and red chili powder.

Oil – Use any cooking oil.

Others – You will also need brown mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds (saunf), asafoetida (hing), curry leaves, and salt.

Skip asafetida for a gluten-free version.

How To Make Phodnichi Kairi

Wash 1 pound (500 g) of raw mangoes and wipe them well. Cut them into ½-inch cubes.

Heat 2 tablespoon cooking oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

Oil heating in a pan.

Add the following ingredients once the oil is hot, and let them crackle for 5-6 seconds.

  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
Mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds added to hot oil.

Add the following ingredients and saute for 10-15 seconds.

  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
  • 2 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 15-20 curry leaves
Asafetida, garlic and curry leaves added to the pan.

Now add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and 2 tablespoon Kashmiri red chill powder and mix well.

Turmeric powder and chili powder added to the pan.

Add the cubed mangoes and 1 teaspoon salt and mix everything well. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring a few times in between.

Cubed mangoes and salt added to the pan.

Add 3 tablespoon jaggery powder and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times.

Jaggery powder added to the pan.

Serve or store for 7-10 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Ready phodnichi kairi.

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Phodnichi Kairi is a sweet and spicy Maharashtrian condiment made using raw mangoes, jaggery, and spices. Serve it with dal and bhakri for a comforting meal (vegan, can be made gluten-free).
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Phodnichi Kairi Recipe (Maharashtrian Raw Mango Fry)

Phodnichi Kairi is a sweet and spicy Maharashtrian condiment made using raw mangoes, jaggery, and spices. Serve it with dal and bhakri for a comforting meal.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound green raw mangoes (500 g)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida (hing) (skip for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
  • 15-20 curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons jaggery powder
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Instructions 

  • Wash mangoes and wipe them well. Cut them into ½-inch cubes.
  • Heat cooking oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and fennel seeds, and let them crackle for 5-6 seconds.
  • Add asafetida, garlic, and curry leaves and saute for 10-15 seconds.
  • Now add turmeric powder and chill powder and mix well.
  • Add the cubed mangoes and salt and mix everything well. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring a few times in between.
  • Add jaggery powder and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times in between.
  • Serve or store for 7-10 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 325mg, Potassium: 145mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 1281IU, Vitamin C: 58mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg
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