raw mango – 2 cups tightly packed, grated
Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon
Salt – 2 teaspoon
Sugar – 3 cups
Red Chilli Powder – 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon,
roasted and crushed in mortar-pastel
Wash mango very well and peel it.
And grate it using bigger grater. not the small one otherwise you are not able to see mango shred after cooking it.
Take grated mango in a pan in which you are going to cook. Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. And let it sit for 15-20 minutes covered.
After 15-20 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of sugar at a time and stir well using spatula till sugar dissolves.
Then add again 2 tablespoons of sugar and stir till sugar dissolves. Repeat the same process till all sugar get dissolves. picture below shows after half sugar dissolves in it.
It will take about 15 minutes and you get nice arm exercise. After half way through you feel the sugar syrup get thickened and it will be little harder to stir you need strong arm for that.
Then put the pan on medium-low heat and stir continuously and heattill all sugar get dissolve properly and you get nice sugar syrup. You will see few bubbles on top, at that time stop cooking. Remove it from heat. Do not overcook the mango and sugar mixture otherwise it will crystallize next day.
Let the mixture cool completely. As it cools sugar syrup will get thickened. Then add red chili powder and crushed cumin seeds.
Store it in nice, clean and dry jar. And you can store this up to a year.