Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Mango Jam

This is my 150th post !! :-)

My tryst with mangoes this year was sweet .... yet was about to end on a bad note. The final batches that are making their appearence are tasteless ... and sometimes gone bad.
Most have been picked in a hurry ... and even if we have to make do with those that have definitely not ripened on the trees ... some turned out to be too raw ... especially those that looked too bright and yellow. :-(

So the last batch that I got was salvaged with much pain ... I finally mashed up the stuff that looked woefully back at me as I at it.

Wondering what to do with the gooey bowlful, I decided to cook it. After all, what can go wrong that has sugar dumped into it by the spoonfuls. ;-)


I got this wonderful jam .... all mildly sweet and perfect.
The other half did his bit by bringing me down to earth with a thud by calling it "aampak" or "murabba" .... and then spreading it on a hot roti, rolling it up and devouring it promptly.

I still insist on calling it a 'jam' .... and will have it with bread ... thank you very much. :-)


Need :
Ripe mango pulp ( I just ran a hand blender for a while ... did not make a smooth paste ), sugar, lime juice ( I used just a little for the colour to hold ... not to make it tart ), a few drops of vanilla essence.

How to : Pour the pulp into a non stick pan and heat it.
Once it starts to boil, add some vanilla essence and lime juice. Keep boiling till it is cooked and the raw flavour is gone.

Add sugar and cook for some more time .... till it thickens well.
Remove and cool.
I stored it in a bottle in the fridge .... today it is already half way gone.

I tried to click the clouds on the hill tops .... but they are too far away ... there is too less light ... they are too many in the range to be caught in a single frame .... and there are far too many buildings around.
Back to my glorious golden, I had it for breakfast on fresh bread and with elaichi / cardamom flavoured milk and some dry fruits. :-)



This shot of my breakast goes to Divya's event "Show me your breakfast" ... that's on till July 10th.


46 comments:

  1. Tumi barite Jam baneacho ... Great ... ekdum Dokaner kena jam er moto lagche ... Eber amio try korbo tomer recipe dekhe ... Hoito banate parbo ... Kolkatai ki khub bristi hocche ?

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  2. Congrats on your 150th post. Apt post for the milestone. Lovely jam and beautiful pictures.

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  3. Yellow yellow Delicious jamm..:) looks yumm!

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  4. Apnar blog pore kub bhalo laglo-Wonderful!You cheered up a prabhabhashi in the UK no end!

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  5. looks beautiful Sharmila...
    Congrats on your 150th post... I love your blog, I come over to read and reread what your write...

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  6. Congratulations on your 150th post. Mango jam is definitely a nice way to celebrate. :)

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  7. Congrats on ur 150th post Sharmila.Nice click.

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  8. Nischoi parbe Dolon .. try kore dekho. Ami kolkataye thaki na. And thanks. :-)

    Thanks A2Z, Chitra! :-)

    Thanks Ramanujan! Apni o ei blogger ke khub khushi korlen eto bhalo words likhe. :-)

    Love you too Somoo for such nice words. Thanks! :-)

    Thanks Mangala bhat, Aparna, Nithya! :-)

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  9. 150 khana post kore felecho, baap re baap. Congrats :-)
    Mango Jam ki bhalo hoyeche, hubby ke bolo "whats in a name" after all

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  10. congratulations on your 150th post dear, loved the mango jam, lovely color!

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  11. What you made something with mango and not sent me???>..sbhhooooo....

    anyway congrats on 150..expecting more...lovely colour the jam has got!

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  12. I am such a jam jam jammy fan.. and this jam looks yummy to the core.. :)

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  13. oh my god ...150th post...congrats
    Sharmila...
    the mango jam looks yummy...i make it too when the mangoes are not good enough to be eaten like that....but i havn't ever used vanilla with it...n i make it in microwave.

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  14. can you give me the link of that fish recipe....actually i have learnt all my fish recipes from my bengali friends.....though i like south indian fish recipes too.

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  15. I love the mango jam, Sharmila! I pick up the Kissan one here at the Indian grocery store but I am sure it doesn't taste anything close to as delicious as your homemade version would.

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  16. I would love that spread on toast! Jam looks beautiful and not at all like murabba:)

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  17. Thanks Sandeepa! :-)

    Thanks Parita! :-)

    Thanks Valli! And sorry ... did not realise your mela is still on. :-(

    Thanks Nithya! :-)

    Thanks Vanamala! :-)

    Thanks Sangeeta! The vanilla was added by my experimentive side .. and it gave a very full and dense flavour in the mouth. As I have added very less lime juice, the jam was very mild and sweet ... which I like.

    Here's the link for the fish kheema ... http://kichukhonn.blogspot.com/2008/09/fish-kheema.html

    and the rolls that I made using it ... http://kichukhonn.blogspot.com/2008/12/fish-kheema-stuffed-bread-roll.html

    Alternatively you can search the blog with your preffered word .... the search option is on the upper left corner of the page.


    Thanks Vaishali! I do buy jams too ... only I find them too tart or sour for my taste. This was made impulsively .. but am glad I could make one that suits my taste. :-)

    Thanks Harini! It really wasn't ... it did not have that much sugar. Men! :-)

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  18. Congrats Sharmila:-) ebar amake magno jam korte hobe.. ami spoon e kore shudhu shudhu i kheye felbo:-) kintu ekhane fresh mango diye korbo na, ekhane eto kom pai je ar kichu korte ichey kore na. i will buy canned mango pulp for this. tomar jar ta dekhe kobji dubiye khete ichey korchey.

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  19. It does look like a jam...I have never prepared jam at home..looking yours, i too might give it a try.

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  20. Thanks Soma! Kore felo :-) Ar oi chotto bottle e kobji dhukbe na. :-)

    Thanks Priya! :-)

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  21. ore maago re...mango jam o badite baniyechhish!!!
    kii darun dekhte lagchhe, perfect pic tola hoyechhe...another super addition to your kitchen!! and hey congrats on your 150th post...keep them coming. :)

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  22. wow..150th haan. Excellent Sharmila.
    The fresh mango jam looks lovely. Nice rescue.

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  23. We tried this before without vanila so I did not like the flavour. Ebaar amra try korchhi.

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  24. Oh wow....jam looks drool worthy......Hmm cloudy scene.....

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  25. Sharmila, congrats, this is a fantastic feat. We must celebrate over the great looking mango jam. I am a big fan of your blog and keep waiting for new updates, Cheers, Kalyan

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  26. congrats on the 150th post .. lovely jam

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  27. Mango and jam..wonderful..looks so delicious..Congrats on your 150th Post :)

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  28. first time in your blog loved it i always wanted to make jam you gave me a start lovely

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  29. Jammin time!! i saw an apple jam before this..is there a jam roundup event goin on?
    there cud b nothing more refreshing than havin r own homemade jam on a slice of bread in the morning.

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  30. tumi 150 ta post kare felecho..gr8,congrats.. ami ekhono 100-ei pa daini...really gr8 post with mango jam..jam-er colour ta eto sundar hoyeche, ki bolbo, amio bhisan bhalobashi mango jam diye bread khete, amar barite ami chara kau jam khai na, even amar meyeo na..amio somar mato emni emni jam kheye ni..darun lagche jam-er jar ta..

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  31. Thanks Joyeeta!Experiment korar jonne baniye fellam. :-)

    Thanks Bharti! Too nice of you to visit even when on a vacation. :-)

    Thanks Mr.Biswas! I added the vanilla on a whim ... did not make much difference to the original mango flavour. :-)

    Thanks KF, Kalyan, Deesha, Priti, Shilpa ! :-)

    Thanks Rush! I don't know about any jam roundup.:-)

    Thanks Indrani! Arey ... tomar o hoye jabe ... eta toh kono competion noye. Tachara bhabo toh er chaite koto beshi amra roj roj ranna kori actually! :-)

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  32. Congratulations on the 150th post Sharmila. Mango jam is one of my favorites, of course anything with mango is my favorite. Looks yumm!

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  33. Looks so yummy yah.... congrats on ur 150th post too.. keep rocking

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  34. First time on your blog. Loved the simple recipes that you have here. Congrats on your 150th post. Keep going!!

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  35. WOO! this is too tempting and looks super yum

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  36. That is a really yummy filling breakfast! Thanks for sending it to Show Me Your Breakfast Event!

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  37. daroon dekhte jam'ta...khete icche korche!:)
    Rakhee

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  38. Eta to phataphati byapar...tumi baarite jam-jelly korchho!!!
    It looks awesome...and your procedure make it look so darned simple!!

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  39. Ar CONGRATS! for the 150th post!!

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  40. Jam looks awesome ....home made dishes are also tasty ...congrats on 150th post dear.

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  41. Thanks RC, Pavithra, Sujata, Ann, Divya, Rakhee, Sharmistha, Preeti! :-)

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  42. Congrats on the 150th post. Haven't touched 50 yet.Must be an awesome feeling.
    The mango jam looks delicious. Seems very simple and looks very attractive.

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  43. hey Sharmila,
    Awesome pics!!sweet way to celebrate the mile stone dear :) congratulations!!
    Enjoy!!

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  44. wow Sharmila, tomar jam ta dekhe khete ichhe hoechhe. Darun photo!

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