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Avakai is a popular pickle recipe, from South India.

       Ingredients How to?

25 Mangoes (raw)
250 g Mustard Powder
250 g Salt
5 Garlic Pods
250 g Chili Powder
1 tbsp Turmeric Powder
500 ml Oil

Without removing the skin, chop the mangoes into big pieces.
Spread out the pieces on a piece of cloth and let them dry overnight.
Mix mustard powder, chili powder, garlic pods and turmeric powder with oil, to make a thick masala.
In a dry, clean glass jar, spread a layer of mangoes followed by a layer of masala
Repeat the same for the remaining mangoes.
Close the jar tightly and keep aside for 4 to 5 days.
After five days, open the jar and mix the pickle with a dry spoon. Close the lid.
Avakai is ready!

Suggestions: Serve with rice and ghee.

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