Gunda Recipe

500 gms gunda (a kind of berry)
oil as required 
1/4 cup salt
3/8 cup turmeric powder
3/8 cup fenugreek seeds coarsely grounded
a big size pinch asafoetida
1/8 cup mustard seeds coarsely grounded
150 gms mango pieces
1/4 cup red chilli powder

How to make gunda :

  • Cut the gunda and scrape the seeds with a salted knife.
  • Mix in a little salt and turmeric powder.
  • Wash the mangoes completely and wipe them completely dry.
  • Cut into cubes and take off the soft seeds.
  • Mix everything fenugreek, mustard and turmeric powders.
  • Heat up 2 cup oil in a pan.
  • Set it aside till it cools down to lukewarm.
  • Pour out the oil over the powders and mix well.
  • Heat up salt slightly in a dry pot on low heat.
  • Take it off and in the same pan, heat up red chilli powder similarly.
  • Mix in both these ingredients to the oil masala.
  • Mix in the gunda and the mango pieces cubes to the masala mixture and mix till all of them are well coated with the masala.
  • Transfer into a dry ceramic or a glass jar.
  • Set it aside for 4 – 5 days without mixing.
  • Heat up enough oil to completely cover the pickled gunda and mango cubes.
  • When the oil has cooled down completely mix in to the jar.
  • Keep the jar covered tightly.
  • The pickle will be ready to serve in about a week.