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A plate of toasted pita chips. In the middle of the plate is a bowl of avocado green chutney with a spoon in it, and garnished with chopped coriander, tomatoes and onion.
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Avocado Green Chutney

Avocados are combined with Indian coriander mint chutney to make avocado green chutney. This rich, creamy and spicy condiment can be served with chips, added to salads, wraps or sandwiches. Or just eaten on its own with a spoon!   About 2 years ago, I had some ripe avocadoes on my kitchen counter, and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. I wanted to make a dip other than guacamole. That’s when I got an idea…

A blue dish with white inside on a white backdrop. Inside the dish is grated mango pickle or rishte ka achar. Next to the dish is a fork, whole red chilies and garlic on top of a green napkin.
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Rishte ka Achar | Grated Mango Pickle | Aam Kasundi

Rishte ka achar or grated mango pickle is made from unripe green mangoes or kairi that are shredded and tossed in spices. A tempering of curry leaves and whole red chilies in mustard oil is poured on top. What is achar? The word achar (or achaar) means pickle in Hindi and Urdu. Achar is a popular condiment in Indian and Pakistani cuisine and eaten on a regular basis as a side with curries, vegetables, rice (especially daal chawal), and even…

A white bowl filled with sweet mango chutney or kairi ki meethi chutney. On the back is another jar filled with mango chutney, a few whole red chilies, and a raw unripe green mango.
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Sweet and sour mango chutney | Nauratan Chutney | Kairi ki meethi chutney

Today I am sharing a family favorite – my mother’s recipe for kairi ki meethi chutney (sweet and sour mango chutney) or as my mother calls it nauratan chutney. This is a popular Indian and Pakistani mango chutney made by cooking unripe raw green mangoes or kairi with sugar and other spices. It has a sweet and tangy flavor and goes well with savory dishes such as daal chawal (lentils and rice) and kebabs. It is also called ‘kairi ki…