Guest Post #3 : Madhurya

Before any of you could scream "LAZY" on my face, let me tell you why I am "ON" and "OFF" the blogosphere. I have joined an intensive course for my next level Deutsch and it is taking up around 5 to 6 hours of my time everyday incl. travel. So I get drop-dead tired by the time I come back. Rest of the day is taken away by household activities (those of you in Facebook, you know I am getting addicted to FV too!). So, till the end of this month, please excuse me for my untold absence from my blog and of course, yours too! I shall catch up with all your lovely posts as and when I get time!!

So, coming to today's Guest, Madhurya is a dear friend of mine. We met here in Zurich because of a mutual friend. Thanks to so many common interests we share, it didn't take much time for us to become good friends. Madhu, as I call her, is a trained carnatic music singer and violinist. I always get mesmerised listening to her divine rendition of the ever-green classical songs.

Of all, she is an amazing cook too! Her Specialty (or should I say, Uniqueness?) is she never uses Garlic and Onion in her cooking. She intelligently uses her kitchen spices to recreate an even better . Though my amma's cooking taught me to use the minimum of these 2 stuff, over years I have become used to these that I feel so handicapped without Onion or Garlic in my cabinet! Amma will be angry seeing this... *blush*

C&S: Tell us about yourself!
Madhurya: A very jolly, creative, enthusiastic & a friendly person.

C&S: What does Cooking mean to you?
Madhurya: Cooking is a beautiful art. I love to try new recipes and also to invent new recipes :D

C&S: Your inspiration/role model/favorite cook??
Madhurya: For every human being in this world, Mom's cooking is the best cooking. I'm no different... :D Next to my mom, my Grandma, My mother in-law and myself :D

C&S: Your favorite Cuisine?
Madhurya: South & north Indian, Italian cuisine

So, do visit her blog "Subhojyam" and enjoy her spread! Here we go to our recipe which is my all-time favorite!!

Raw Mango Pickle

Ingredients:
Raw Mango – 1 (cut into small pieces)
Chilli powder – 3-4 tbsp (add according to the amount of Mango)
Salt – To taste
Refined oil – 5-6 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 2 tbsp
Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1 tbsp
Asafoetida – 1 pinch

Preparation of Pickle:
1. Wash the cut mango pieces and keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. After it crackles, reduce the flame and add jeera (cumin), fenugreek seeds. Add 1 tbsp of chilli powder and fry lightly.
3. Now add the mango pieces, rest of the chilli powder, salt, asafoetida and mix well. Cook for 1 min and remove from flame.
4. Leave the mixture outside open for 1 hour and then refrigerate.
Enjoy it with Rice varieties, especially with curd rice.

Additional Info:
This pickle will stay good for 1 week if it is refrigerated. This one is so easy and simple to make.

Hope you enjoyed today's post. See you all soon with another interesting recipe! Till then, Happy Cooking and Happy Blogging!!

33 comments:

Reshmi said...

raw mango pickle looks delicious rohini...hmm lovely...as a pregnant lady i love to have such delicious items now itself..pack me some dear..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mouth watering mango pickle. Loved the color and the click.

meeso said...

Pickle looks really tasty!

kitchen queen said...

this pickle is very tempting and inviting and mouth watering.

Fathima said...

nice pickle... and a quick recipe...

priya said...

my fav!!!..looks mouth watering

kitchen queen said...

Hi Rohini I just went thru ur friend Madhu's blog and her recipes r simply tempting and mouthwatering.ould u please advice me on how to follow her? I scrolled down but could not find any way to follow her.

Sushma Mallya said...

i have never tried it out myself but i love to have this pickle with curd esp...so tangy and yum, Nice one madhurya...lovely click too and happy woman's day to both of you

Pavithra said...

Wow ... Tangy Pickle , Mouth watering

AshKuku said...

Very tangy & mouthwatering.... as ever..... This is one savory that anyone would will to keep their hands off..... & leaving their watering taste buds drooling.... over.... Yummy for Woman's Day..... As chatpata as a woman can get to be..... ;-) KUDOS!!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

simply.food said...

Mango pickle looks spicy and delicious.

Rachana Kothari said...

Mouthwatering and tangy pickle!!!

Nostalgia said...

Yum.. pickles are always welcome on my table.

Aruna Manikandan said...

My favorite pickle dear :-)
Pickle looks delicious!!!

Padhu said...

I love this pickle .Nice recipe.Enjoy your Deutsch classes

Tina said...

Easy and yummy pickle...

Akal's Saappadu said...

mango pickle looks perfect, simple and delicious!! it's my all time favourite too, i'll finish it in less than a week :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Anything made out of mango is my favorite. I love just looking at it. That would go so well with Yogurt rice. Nice knowing Madhurya through you. Good luck with your Dutch class!

shanthi said...

Tempting and mouthwatering . My favourite too.

Latha said...

Love to have it with curd rice....looks very inviting.

Nithu Bala said...

Good to know about Madhurya..spicy and Mango pickle..

Gulmohar said...

My fav pickle...Madhurya, congrats on your guest post..
Roh dear, Good luck with your Deutsch and take care :-)

Sowmya said...

tangy pickle..very tempting....nice to know abt madhurya

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Rohini,
I can understand you must be tired now a days after your classes. Anyway Goodluck :-)Nice to know about your friend Madhurya. Will go through her blog after this. Pickle is looking very tangy and tasty.
Deepa

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very delicious and tempting :)

Deepa said...

slurrrp...too good my favorite pickle..thanks for introducing us to Madhu's blog.

btw good luck for the next level..

Sashi said...

Hi Rohini, First time here. Wowpickle looks mouth watering !! Good job of posting guest recipes. Keep going. Drop @ http://sashirecipes.com sometime when u find time.

Pavithra said...

Rohs. good luck with your classes. Miss u .

Ambika said...

Thanks babe!! I'm on orkut, 'Ambika Venkat', will look for you and try to add you...:)

vineetha said...

I can eat rice with just this pickle and some yogurt...
I have posted abt ur vegetable pulav in my blog..when u find time pls do check it out.

Daisy Blue said...

Mouth watering dish !!

Dolly said...

Dear Rohini-Good luck with your Deutsch course and after 5-6 hours a day..I'm impressed that you still have some time/energy for ur blog.. Good to know abt Madhurya..will be visiting her blog soon..and love the raw mango pickle recipe..

Sanjana said...

This is so awesome :) all of the guest posts on your blog are amazing. I hope school gets a little easier on you.. I know how tough it can be! :)