Thursday, March 25, 2010

Microwave Mango jam - celebrating a fellow blogger

Jayashree, hosting Srivalli's MEC this month solicits tried and tasted recipes from other blogger friends. I have been trying recipes from other bloggers sometimes adjusting the recipes to my requirements and availabilty of ingredients on hand.

Living in a tropical country, I see mangoes year around. The mangoes here are big and sweet and another variety is sweet yet very fibrous. The shop lady is very generous with the mangoes, I get them at throw away prices above which my driver will sweet talk her to drop some extra :)

I chose this recipe from Aparna who I am in awe with for the baking she does. Looking through her recipes I found this one and another that I might try with ingredients on hand. I made these twice once in the jam form and the next time I let it cook a while longer until the jam hardened and I could roll aam papads.

Now to the recipe:

The original recipe can be read here
5 mangoes, peeled and chopped
¾ cup powdered jaggery/ brown sugar
1 ½ tsp dried ginger
1 tsp cinnamon powder
4-5 cloves
½ tsp salt
If you would like the preserve to be more like jam, then run the mango a couple of times in the blender.
Put all the ingredients, except the ginger in a microwave safe bowl. Mix and then cook at 100% for ten minutes. Now add the ginger, stir well and microwave at 80% for another 8 minutes. Allow the preserve/ jam to cool. It will thicken a little bit. Bottle and refrigerate. I got enough preserve to fill a medium sized jam jar.
My mangoes were quite juicy and so took longer to cook and reduce. You might have to adjust your cooking time depending on the variety of mango. Similarly, you might need to adjust the jaggery/ brown sugar required depending on the sweetness of your mangoes.

Have a look at the pictures and you will understand how well we relished this.


  1. wow... love it. I love mangoes in any form. looks really delicious.

  2. yummy and I liked the hardened version

  3. mm yum yum Mango Jam, I could feel the mango and cinnamon flavor, so aromatic!!!!! Looks so delicious

  4. Thats really good one.. good use of microwave.. saves time:)

  5. Yummm!!!mango jam looks awesome and delicious...i can have with my breakfast breads everyday..

  6. Nice entry....thank you. The aam papad looks delicious too.

  7. Thanks Lata aunty. My husband likes the potato buns and I wanted to add veggies- they came out so well and was filling.

    Mango jam looks nice, i like the mango papad, reminds me of albakoda fruit that has a tangy taste.

  8. I love aam papad - must try this... MW version sounds easy too. I recently made thakkali thokku and kalakand in the MW - so much easier.

  9. i love the recipe..ginger should impart a nice flavour..

  10. Looks fabulous, I especially liked the home made aam papad version !

  11. So delicious and colourful...

  12. Lathaji,

    Mango jam looks really good. i love mango in any form

  13. hey the mango jam looks so yummy..great with bread or even roti..

  14. delicious and mouthwatering mango jam and aam papad.Thanks for sharing the microwave version.

  15. Love Mangoes, I hope you had your share of mangoes when you were in India. This jam looks yummy yumm

  16. Love mangoes and this one looks yummy and also looks very simple and that too a microwave version.

  17. looks yummy and easy shall try it soon

  18. Mango jam looks great!!, yup!! I too am a great fan of Aparna and her baking!!

  19. Mangoes... yummmmm... Love anything made with mangoes! Your jam looks gr8!

  20. Ummmm drooling over the mango jam and pappad....yummy


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