Maa Inji Poondu Urugai/ Mango Ginger Pickle with Garlic

Print Friendly and PDF
Best Blogger Tips
I made two versions of the Maa Inji Urugai ~ one with lime and green chillies and this one with garlic. I absolutely love both the versions and cannot decide between the two. The garlic pairs well with Maa Inji  andadds extra zest to this easy and delicious pickle~it is a combination like Yuvraj & Raina today.
Athai decided to improvise on her other recipe and decided to add garlic. The first time she added raw garlic and that took two to three days for the flavor of garlic to mellow down and therefore she altered it next time by sautéing the garlic in oil and then adding the spices making it one of my favorite pickle.
Maa Inji Poondu Urugai

  1. ½ cup sliced maa inji
  2. ¼ cup sliced garlic 
  3. ¼ cup lime juice
  4. 1½ teaspoon salt
  5. 2 teaspoon chilli powder
  6. 1 teaspoon mustard
  7. ¼ teaspoon asafoetida
  8. 4 tablespoon oil 

Wash the Maa Inji well and pat dry. Make sure they are thoroughly dry. Now peel the skin and slice them as shown here.
Heat oil in a kadai/pan and add mustard, when they splutter add the asafoetida, then garlic and Maa Inji. Saute for few seconds for the garlic to just absorb the heat. Switch off the heat and add the chilli powder and salt.
Mix in the lime juice when cool. Store well in a glass jar for about 24 hours for the flavors to absorb and the ginger and garlic to get tender. Store in the refrigerator. Stays well for few weeks.  

TIPS: Adjust chilli powder according to your taste.  Vinegar could also be used instead of lime juice but I personally prefer lime.


  1. Pickle looks delicious, mouthwatering pics!

  2. Looks absolutely mouthwatering and lip smacking dish pickle..mmm..yumm

  3. Slurp,mouthwatering here...seriously the picture itself makes me drool..

  4. drool worthy pickle.Awesome picture to boot. Where can I found maa inji now?

  5. o my this is amazing dear,luks really tempting...Drool wrothy picture.

  6. Absolutely BOLD and CATCHY picture..glimpse of pickle kicked instant cravings to taste this pickle. Passionately presented. Thanks.

    A passer by....

  7. Very tempting one.Always love poondu in pickles.nice and mouthwatering clicks

  8. Loved the variation..yuvraj n raina combo??
    he he..good fever even in food blogs!!!

  9. I love this pickle but I usually end up making without garlic.

  10. Loved your blog with collection of yummy dishes! Do visit mine and leave your comments.

  11. I c u r starting to go through that "urugai" phase in cooking.


Thank you for visiting Cilantro~my blog!. Your feedback is highly appreciated.
I read and try to respond to every query/comment made here and I apologize if I am not able to do so.
Thank you for all you’re support, it means a lot. :).


Follow Me on Pinterest Related Posts with Thumbnails