150 grams whole dry raw mango pieces (Amchoor) 250 grams Jaggery 1 teaspoon Red chili powder 3 teaspoons Salt 1 1/2 teaspoons dry Ginger powder 1 teaspoon Black Salt 1 teaspoon Cumin seed powder
1tsp roasted coriander seeds, powdered
½ tsp garam masala powder
Soak the dry mango pieces overnight in 4 cups of water. Boil in the same water in which it was soaked on low fire until tender.
Pass through a sieve, add a little water every now and then till it is of pouring consistency.
Add jaggery, garam masala powder, dry ginger, Red chili pepper, cumin seed powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well. Add 1 cup water and the jaggery and cook on low flame till the jaggery is dissolved and the chutney is thick yet of pouring consisitency.
Cool and fill in a clean bottle. Can be stored in the refrigerator for more than 2 weeks.
Banana bread is best served warm from the oven, cut in thick slices and spread with butter. The addition of Walnuts gives this cake a lovely texture but you can substitute any nuts you prefer-pistachios or hazelnuts also work well.
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