The arrival of winter brings nice and big sized GUAVA fruits to the market. In India, we see lot of street carts selling delicious looking guava in all corners. While, most of us enjoy Guava by cutting it and adding a dash of red chilly powder and salt, it is also used in preparing milk shakes and ice creams. What is shown here is a completely different variation – a sweet and spicy pickle – which is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe. Hope you like it!
- Guava – Big sized – 2 numbers
- Jaggery – cut into pieces – 1 bowl
- Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp
- Salt as per taste
- Turmeric powder – Half tsp
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Cut the Guava into small pieces, separating the seedless pieces and the ones without seeds
- While guava seeds are supposed to be good for health, some prefer do not prefer eating them. Also the elderly do not prefer them due to discomfort while chewing.
- In such a case, you can crush the pieces with seeds and filter them using a sieve and use the pulp, while discarding the seeds.
- In the preparation shown here, the pieces with seeds are taken as they are.
- Heat 1 tsp of oil in the cooking pan
- Add Cumin seeds and cook till they start splattering.
- Add the guava pieces and saute them slightly
- Add Turmeric powder
- Add Red Chilly powder
- Add Salt as per taste
- Mix well and saute slightly.
- Add Jaggery
- Mix and saute till it melts, which should take about 2 mins by when the guava would also be cooked.
- After 2 mins, check if the Jaggery has melted.
- Once the Jaggery completely melts, the pickle is ready
- Move to the serving bowl
- This can be stored in the refrigerator and stays fresh for 4 to 5 days.
- It can be enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment.
For Detailed Video recipe in Marathi with English Subtitles, click on the below link –