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Recipe: How to make Chhundo

By Coomi Selod
April 24, 2015 12:30 IST
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Chhundo

Summer is here and so are mangoes.

Rediff reader Coomi Selod shares a quick recipe for chhundo, a traditional sweet mango preserve, from her mother's book of recipes.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 kg raw green rajapuri or malgoba mangoes (hard ones)
  • 2 1/2 kg sugar
  • 250 gm sea salt
  • 30 gm jeera powder
  • 20 gm red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

Method

  • Wash and dry the mangoes.
  • Peel the skin off, grate or shred the mangoes thickly, discard the seed.
  • Mix in all the spices salt and sugar. Place in a large deep thali or tray.
  • Cover with a muslin cloth and place in the sun to cook for 4-5 days.
  • Stir the mixture 2-3 times every day with a dry, clean wooden spoon.
  • Bring it in overnight and place in sun next day.
  • After five days it should be ready.
  • Test by taking a pinch of it. It has to be sticky and of single thread consistency.

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