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Mango pickle 

It’s summer time,it’s mango season. This time of the year you see raw mango in market.. I make mango pickle every year to have fresh homemade pickle year around to eat 

Let’s make a mango pickle.

Io make this pickle you need raw, green  mangoes, spices and oil.


Two raw mangoes.

Two tablespoons salt or to taste.

One tablespoon turmeric powder.

One tsp hing or asafetida powder. This is optional.

Half a cup red chili powder.

Half a cup fenugreek seeds crushed. You can find in any Indian grocery stores.

Half a cup mustard seeds crushed.

Half a cup pickle masala. This is optional also but I like to add and this also you can find in Indian grocery store.

Two cup oil.

One cup mustered oil.

One cup olive oil

You can use all mustard oil but it has a very strong smell which may not everyone’s to make little milder and healthier I use both .


Wash mangoes, towel dry, cut it into small pieces.

In a large bowl 

Place mango pieces 

Add salt and turmeric powder.

Mix it , cover it , keep it over night.

Next day drained all the water from it, and spread mango pieces on paper towels, let it air dry for few hours.

Meanwhile heat both the oil together on medium heat.

Once you smell the aroma of mustard oil and oil moving around in pan, turn off the heat, keep the oil one side to cool off.

Once oil completely gets cool than you start making pickle.

In a large bowl 

Place a mango pieces.

Add mustard seeds crushed.

Add fenugreek seeds crushed.

Add pickle masala.

Add red chill powder 

Add hing .

Mix all the spices well than add most of the oil and mix well to incorporate everything.

Take clean jar, fill it up the pickle in the jar than add remaining oil on top, close the lid and keep the jar on kitchen counter for day or two than keep the pickle jar in the refrigerator for year around use 

Enjoy this mango pickle with your favorite food.

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Focaccia bread with Olive oil Garlic and Parmesan cheese 

Focaccia bread is a Italian flat bread can be made with different herbs and spices like garlic , olive oil, Parmesan , you can make with onions and green peppers, or just plain or any other spices or herb you like. 

Today I am making red garlic Parmesan focaccia bread.

It has light, flaky and spongy texture. Focaccia bread has unique taste that makes this bread apart from regular bread.
Focaccia bread with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and Parmesan cheese sprinkle with red pepper flakes is my favorite one so let’s make focaccia bread .
Two cups all purpose flour
Half cup semolina
One tsp salt or to taste
Half cup olive oil
Six garlic cloves

Black peppers

Red pepper flakes 

Parmesan cheese 

Half tsp sugar
One pk of yeast
Prepare dough
In a bowl place flour
Add yeast, salt, sugar and spoonful of oil
Mix it all
Add water enough to make sticky dough, make a ball, cover with oil, place a dough in bowl cover it with lid or towel , let it rest for an hour. Dough should be rise to double in size.
Punch it down few times , cover it let it rest and rise one more time for one more hour.

Meanwhile prepare baking pan by covering with oil.
Preheat the oven for 350
In a small bowl make a garlic paste with olive oil, black pepper, red pepper flakes,sprinkle salt just enough for mixture,

Mix it all, keep it aside.

After second time
just pour the dough straight in a baking pan, spread it with oily hand.
Let it rest for ten minutes 
Punch it or poke the dough with your fingers.

Spread the mixture you prepare over the dough

Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese if you like
Add remaining oil on top of the dough and spread.
When oven is ready
Bake the bread for 30 minutes until it looks golden brown.
Turn off the oven
Take The bread out of oven, serve it hot with pasta, spaghetti or your favorite sauce.
Enjoy this olive oil, garlic focaccia bread.

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