Pickles & Thokku.

Found these baby mangoes…

at the local Indian grocery store and almost shouted out in glee!!!  Although they dont get anywhere close to the tight rounded fresh little beauties that we used to pick up at Ranganathan Street in T.nagar, Chennai, these little ones should still do. Gonna wash them and soak them in spiced brine to make my… Continue reading Found these baby mangoes…

Pickles & Thokku.

Maavadu / Vadu Maanga (Baby Mangoes soaked in brine flavoured with mild spices.)

  Baby Mangoes here in the U.S? No way, I could not believe my eyes. I looked again and sure enough I saw a little basket with baby mangoes all green and fresh waiting to be picked!!!  It brought back wonderful memories of Madras, of summers, of Madurai amma and her home….Every summer, as soon… Continue reading Maavadu / Vadu Maanga (Baby Mangoes soaked in brine flavoured with mild spices.)