How to make Methamba -

Tangy mango preparation with a difference.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Raw Mango (कच्चा आम), Jaggery

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys


Methamba Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 1-2days

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Methamba Recipe

  • Raw Mango 3-4 medium

  • Jaggery

  • Salt to taste

  • Whole dry red chilli 5-6

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Cinnamon 2 inch stick

  • Oil 1 cup + 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 2 1/4 cups


Step 1

Wash and wipe dry raw mangoes. Peel and cut them into halves. Remove seeds and cut into one inch sized pieces. Apply salt and set aside for twenty-four hours. Wash the mango pieces and wipe them completely dry. Remove stems from red chillies. Grind cloves and cinnamon to a coarse powder.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once they start crackling, add asafoetida, fenugreek seeds and red chillies. Stir-fry briefly. Add mango pieces and jaggery. Cook on medium heat for five to six minutes or till jaggery melts and coats mango pieces.

Step 3

Remove from heat and sprinkle coarsely ground cloves and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly and store methamba in a sterilized airtight container.

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