Maavadu or Vadu Mangai is a pickle prepared with small mangoes. This is a traditional pickle prepared during summer. Vadu Manga Urugai tastes yummy with curd rice. Maavadu is so addictive, if stored properly it will stay good for months – without any preservative.
Growing up in chennai I have lots of summer memories. Without any doubts Ice cream is one of my favorite summer treats, but one other seasonal summer special that I am addictive for is Mango. Be it a fruit or raw mango, every day during summer it will be there in my plate in some form. For TMF readers my mango addiction is not a surprise, as I have already posted lots of Mango based recipes.
My neighbor Aunty has Mango tree, so she gives lots of raw mangoes every year. Amma prepares Mango Thokku and Dry Mango urugai in bulk and stores it in a big jar. Whether it is sambar or rasam sadam whatever I eat, Mango pickle will always be there. In addition to those pickles, Maavadu is something we all relish. She buys small mangoes in bulk, we call it padi – around 7-8 padis and makes a big batch of pickle. Both me and my sister love it. During my last India visit I enjoyed all homemade pickle.