Mangoes, Mangoes & more mangoes. I go crazy during mango season. There is so much that can be done with mangoes , raw & ripe both, other than enjoying them as is of-course. During summers, just before the rains start, my mother used to plan making pickles & relish with raw mango. Relish and pickles are an essential part of the Indian meal. Most Indian households will have a couple of pickles and chutneys stocked up in jars in the kitchen.
This relish or chutney comes to the rescue on the days when you want a quick meal. Hot tea, paratha and chutney is all that you need. My dad who has a sweet tooth loves to eat it as dessert when there is a nothing else available. Though I have not used any preservatives, the relish will last upto a year. My friend told me a slight variation of this recipe is made in Gujarat and is called chunda. I am sure other states will also have a similar dish with a different name. If you know of any other variation please let me know.