Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mango Jam

Farmer's market has the freshest fruits in summer. We have a place called 'Truck Patch' which is run by local farmers and the beauty of this place is you can even pick some veggies and fruits. The vegetable patch is right behind the store. I had bought some peaches from this place in summer and made jam out of it which we are enjoying till today. I also made tomato jam from the tomatoes bought in bulk from the same place and that is getting used too.

When I opened the bottle of the jam yesterday, I realized that there is very less left and instead of buying jam from the store, I decided to make 'Mango Jam' since my kids love mango. You give them mango juice, mango mousse, mango ice cream they enjoy and eat it. I used mango pulp that we get from the Indian store and the whole process took about 25 minutes and in the microwave. I bet you can't beat that..

You'll have to clean the microwave after it is done unless you have some kind of splutter guard that can be used in the microwave.

  • Mango Pulp - 1 can (I used Alphonso but you could use kesar too)
  • Mango jelly crystals - 1 pack (from the indian store which is gelatin free)

Take a microwave safe ceramic dish that can hold all the pulp and has some space on the top. Microwave for 5 minutes. Stir and add jelly crystals and stir well. Microwave for 5 minutes and stir well. Keep on doing this till the mixture coats the back of the spoon. It took 25 minutes for mine to be done. But, every microwave is different and you know your microwave better than others. Don't try to get it too dry since it solidifies when cooled. Jam is ready when completely cool. Store it in a clean jar in the refrigerator. Use it up within 6 months of making it.

Like Mangoes as much as we do, try these  Mango Mini Muffins, Green Mango Onion subzi, Mango Apple Gojju.

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  1. wow i can have it right away with my bread or roti!!

  2. Wow a very interesting way to make jam.Very innovative.

  3. Very interesting and unique way of making jam, looks delicious ! I answered your questions on my site, did you get an email with the replies I sent? just checking :-)

  4. We love mango in everything. One good thing about your jam recipe is that there is no additional sugar that needs to be added to it. I will surely try it.

  5. Wow fabulous and simply superb....Pass that bowl to me dear...

  6. Thanks everyone for leaving a comment. LG, there is enough sugar in the pulp and mango jelly crystals have some sugar too. I thought of checking without it and then adding if necessary. It is just fine the way it.


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