Chundo or Chunda

Mango chunda or keri no chundo is a traditional Gujarati recipe for a sweet and spicy mango pickle.  This is an easy stovetop recipe, ready quickly to enjoy!
Keri Chundo or Mango Chunda Recipe

In this chundo recipe, the savory spices combined with tang of mango and sugar produces a delightful taste.

Since my family is from Gujarat, I had to add this delicious condiment! My mom often shares stories of the traditional way of making this by drying mango pieces in the sunlight when she was in India. The heat of the sun in the summer made this a quick process.  This recipe is an easier version, don’t worry!

 It is served as part of Gujarati thali and goes well with many Indian breads. I especially love eating it with warm roti, Thepla,  Bhakri or Poori.  It is similar to Murabba but this recipe does not use cardamom or saffron.

Thepla with keri no chundo.

Aam chunda (mango preserve) requires no pickling liquid such as vinegar.  Indian pickles are different than Western pickles.  Some good examples are spicy pickles like Athela Marcha and Indian Carrot Pickle. This mango chunda is like a raw mango chutney.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free
  • Active time: 15-20 minutes
  • Quick version with authentic taste
  • Makes a delightful gift

Ingredients

Only a few ingredients are needed!

Keri No Chundo Ingredients

Mango (king of fruits in India!) – washed, peeled and grated raw green mango is used

Sugar – can also use brown sugar

Salt

Red Chili powder

Cumin seeds (can sub cumin powder)

Optionally add a pinch of turmeric powder.

Variation: This can also be made with grated apples to make apple chundo!

How to Make Instant Chunda Recipe

Shred mango using a bigger size grater. You don’t want super fine mango shred.

Place sugar in pot on medium heat and in 2-3 minutes it will melt.

Add in all ingredients including grated mango. Mix and let simmer on medium heat.

Continue stirring until sugar dissolves. Continue cooking 13-15 minutes or until the sugar syrup reaches 1 string consistency.

Don’t cook it longer else it will become hard.

Let the aam ka chunda come to room temperature.

Tastes especially great with Masala Puris for a sweety and savory combination!

What does 1 String Consistency Look Like?

Take a little of the syrup and let it come to a temperature you can touch. Put it between your thumb and forefinger. If it makes a thread that holds, that is one string sugar consistency! See picture below.

One string sugar consistency.

Storage

Store keri no chundo in a clean, sterilized glass jar.  You can keep it out on the counter or a cool place atleast for 2 weeks.  In my house it doesn’t last longer than that!

Or, you can store in the fridge for a month.

Serving

Gujarati households served with plan Gujarati thepla. Great accompaniment to rice dishes as well.

Serve as part of a traditional Indian meal. Tastes especially great with Masala Puris for a sweety and savory combination!

Buying

You can buy mango chunda in Indian grocery stores! Also easily found online. It is one of the most popular accompaniments in Gujarat cuisine.

Hope you enjoy this easy, authentic Indian rice recipe. If you like mango chundo, you will also like Aam Ka Murabba.

Keri Chundo or Mango Chunda Recipe

Instant Keri No Chundo or Chunda Recipe (Mango)

Shilpa Joshi
Mango chunda or keri no chundo is a traditional Gujarati recipe for a sweet and spicy mango pickle.  This is an easy stovetop recipe, ready quickly to enjoy!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Gujarati
Servings 40 servings
Calories 33 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Pot

Ingredients
  

  • cup mango cut, 175g
  • cup sugar 320g
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red chili powder lal mirch
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds

Instructions
 

  • Shred mango
  • Place sugar in pot on medium heat and in 2-3 minutes it will melt.
  • Add in all ingredients. Mix and let simmer on medium heat.
  • Continue stirring and cooking 13-15 minutes or until it reaches 1 string consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 33kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.03mg
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