Mango and Jackfruit Pickling Season Begins

India’s summer is almost here…get the AC serviced, pickle fruits and get those stoles ready to cover your head when you get out in the punishing sun

My mom-in-law supervises our cook as she cuts the raw mangoes for pickle. Photo by the author.

The temperatures were at a maximum of 100 and a low of 80 yesterday. By May, they will be at a max of 115 degrees Fahrenheit and getting out of the house in the afternoon will be daunting.

Also, by then, all the mangoes would have ripened and we won’t have any for yummy mustard-fennel-mango-jackfruit pickle!

Me with the mangoes for the sweet chutney. Photo by the author.

Sunday’s busy with pickles and a lot of laundry, so I’ll get back to it even as my mum-in-law stirs her famous sweet mango chutney.

My mom-in-law stirring her famous sweet mango pickle. Photo by the author.

Have a happy Sunday!



Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh

I don’t just create smiles, I inspire them! Dentist, mom—Jamshedpur, India.