There’s something so intensely satisfying about the calendrical ritual of making pickles, especially the raw mango kind. Read on..
A delicious and simple preparation, this pickle is an amalgamation of raw mangoes, green chillies, aromatic spice mix composed of nigella seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds, all brought together with mustard oil.
Poriyal or Poduthuval as we call it in my family is a dry side-dish made of vegetables. For this delicious beans poriyal, chopped beans are cooked in a little oil seasoned with mustard seeds and urad dal and it’s finished off with a sprinkling of coconut-green chilies- Jeeragam (Cumin seeds) blend.