Friday, April 23, 2010

Allam Kaya / Ginger Garlic Pickle

This pickle is very famous in Telangana region of Andhra pradesh . It has got different names such as 'Allam kaya' , 'Allam avakaya' ... . I truely love this pickle , love to have this with hot hot rice and a drop of ghee . This pickle is very easy to make and have a shelf life of 1 year.

Ingredients :-

Raw Mango : 1 big
Salt : 3 Tbspns
Chilly powder : 4 Tbspns
Mustard powder : 1 tspn
Fenugreek powder : 1/2 tspn
Ginger garlic paste : 2 Tbspns
Oil : 8 Tbspns
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tspn
Vaminta seeds : 1/2 tspn
Seeds of dry red chilly : 1tspn

Preparation :-
  • Take 1 big mango , wash it and dry it with paper towel.
  • Chop mango into big pieces .
  • Make ginger garlic paste .
  • Heat a pan add 8 tbspns of oil and when hot add cumin and vaminta seeds ( they look like small mustard seeds and are very crunchy ) . Add ginger garlic paste and spread it with spoon and after a minute switch off stove . Let this cool.
  • Add tadka to mango pieces and mix nicely.
  • Take a bowl and mix salt , chilly powder , mustard powder and fenugreek powder.
  • Add the spice mix to mango pieces and mix nicely.
  • Cover it and put the bowl in a dry place for 48 hours .
  • After 48 hrs the pickle looks like this , dont think it is full of oil it is the liquid from mango and we call it as 'voota' . Now with a dry spoon mix the pickle nicely .
  • Transfer the contents to a glass jar or bottle.


  1. Mrs.Kannan said...
    It's been very long since you posted any recipes preety...Looks Tangy and Yummy
    Anonymous said...
    Hi Preethi,

    What are Vaminta Seeds? Where to get?

    Vaminta seeds look like small mustard seeds but you get them in India and in only few places it is available . In telugu it is called as 'chilaka mukkulu' or ' vomati ginjalu' . They will be very crunchy and we add them in pickles. If you dont find them you can add regular mustard seeds.

    suraj said...
    Your background is really horrible. pain on eye while reading.
    Anonymous said...
    @ Suraj, iam sure you could say that in a better way, try to respect others feelings, not a big deal try that sometimes :-)

    Preethi thanks for the recipe
    Swapna said...
    Nice to sene such a post..the pickle looks very yummy..I like the way you put up pictures of each step. good work..I am inspired to make this pickle will try it out this summer..
    Anonymous said...
    hey this recipe is awesome.. i tasted it once in warangal, but never had the recipe.. delighted to find it...ur recipes r great.. traditional telangana ones are superb.. can u post me kakarakaya pulusu, traditional telangana recipe with menthi podi.. cudn't find it anywhere.. all ur pickles are great...
    Lakshmi said...
    Superb taste, i tried it, everyone liked it at home, can you please post chicken pickle......
    Also please post traditional recipes from telangana like sakinalu etc.,


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