June 25, 2008

Microwaved Mango Preserves

Printable recipe here.

It is almost the end of the mango season here and I’ve been taken over by a bit of mango madness in the last couple of months. We’ve eaten mango as fruit, had it in pickles, juices, milk shakes, ice cream, in dessert, baked it, and cooked it into absolutely delicious “curries”. I think the only thing I’ve not thing I’ve not done is deep fry it!


I also made some preserves using some slightly over ripe mangoes I had sometime back. Since I made them in the microwave, I’m sending this to Srivalli at Cooking 4 All Seasons to be part of her MEC: Bottled!

Ingredients:

5 mangoes, peeled and chopped
¾ cup powdered jaggery/ brown sugar
1 ½ tsp dried ginger
1 tsp cinnamon powder
4-5 cloves
½ tsp salt

Method:

If you would like the preserve to be more like jam, then run the mango a couple of times in the blender.
Put all the ingredients, except the ginger in a microwave safe bowl. Mix and then cook at 100% for ten minutes. Now add the ginger, stir well and microwave at 80% for another 8 minutes. Allow the preserve/ jam to cool. It will thicken a little bit. Bottle and refrigerate. I got enough preserve to fill a medium sized jam jar.
My mangoes were quite juicy and so took longer to cook and reduce. You might have to adjust your cooking time depending on the variety of mango. Similarly, you might need to adjust the jaggery/ brown sugar required depending on the sweetness of your mangoes.

Some Appreciation For My Blog:

Some more fellow bloggers have passed on a couple of awards, as they feel my blog (and I) are worthy of them. I can only say thanks and feel pretty good and humbled by all this.



Simran of Bombay Foodie has given me a “You make my day award” and Rachel of Tangerine’s Kitchen has given me not one, but two awards – A Yummy Blog award and a Rocking Girl Blogger award.






Thank you so much, Simran and Rachel.


22 comments:

Nags said...

i am seeing some lovely preserve recipes microwaved! nice one :) but i am not able to see the printable version of ur recipe. is the link broken?

Divya Vikram said...

congrats on ur awards...Nice u made it in the microwave

Aparna said...

Fixed the link, Nags. Thanks for letting me know.

Sunshinemom said...

Lovely recipe - looks great too! Congrats on the awards:)

notyet100 said...

wow,,,this is a good idea to preserve mango,,,

Srivalli said...

Aparna..thats such a lovely entry!..imagine deep frying the mangoes..hhheh...thanks for the entry!

Vera said...

What a great recipe! Mangoes are in season here, so beautiful and heavy.
I will certainly try this recipe, thank you!

Sig said...

Deep fried mangoes, now there is an idea! :) You should try that and post the recipe soon.... :)

Pearlsofeast said...

lovely one Aparna , should Try that one soon.

Divya said...

Mango preserve looks delicious Aparna.Sounds like a must try,esp since it is Mw-ed.Great entry and lovely pics!!

Shankari said...

Lovely recipe!

SMN said...

that looks nice

bhagyashri said...

Hi Aparna, The preserve looks great! Anything with mangoes is great anyway!
Maybe you should consider sending this to Meeta's Monthly Mingle as well, the theme afterall is Mango Mania...:)

Asha said...

Slurp!! That looks yummy, great on toast!:)

Hima said...

Love mango in any form. Lovely.

Sia said...

lovely entry aparna...

Ann said...

A lot of people scorn the microwave, but I say it's just perfect for things like this... or for making a quick fruit filling for pastry...

Beautiful preserves!

Maheswari said...

Congrats girl!..mango preserves look delicious..

A&N said...

Such a simple recipe for preserve! REally awesome! thanks for this recipe! I think I've figured out what to do with the mangoes that I've bought from the store besides eating them as a fruit after dinner :)

Kalai said...

Delicious preserves, Aparna!! Just the thing to make with some of the mangoes that I have on hand. :)

Cham said...

Lovely preserve, made preserve too for Valli but not yet posted!
U can send to Monthly Mingle too :)

Aparna said...

Thanks, everyone for your nice comments here.
Who can resist anything mango? And maybe I will think of some way to deep fry mango, Sig and Sri!

Try it Vera, Shibani, Divya, a&n, and Kalai. Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks Bhagyashri and Cham. Am planning on sending in something else I made.:)

I put my MW to good use, Ann. Most of veggies get cooked this way.