News APP

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay

This article was first published 9 years ago  » Getahead » Recipe: How to make Chhundo

Recipe: How to make Chhundo

By Coomi Selod
April 24, 2015 12:30 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Here's an interesting way to preserve mangoes. You can share your recipes too!


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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Photograph: Noopur28/Creative Commons

Want to share your favourite recipe? Simply e-mail your recipes to (subject line: My Fav Recipe) with your name, hometown and any interesting details about the origin of the recipe, along with a photograph of the recipe, if possible. We'll publish the best preparations right here on and India Abroad.

Loved this recipe? Click here for more interesting recipes and food features!

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Coomi Selod
Related News: Chhundo