The tradition of Tamil Nadu, its lifestyle and cuisine, is a class apart by itself. The advent of English or technology could do little to mitigate the charm of this South Indian State.
The South Indian cuisine which evolved over the years, adapting to its geography and seasons, adds colour to a typical Tamil’s lifestyle. Many dishes give tough competition to any junk food or European meal that might try to barge in. One such side dish of the unbeatable cuisine is Avakkai pickle, which goes with curd rice and completes a meal.
Avakkai pickle holds its own challenge to the chef, because unlike other vegetables which are easily chopped or used in whole shape. And the twist here is, to cut the mango without separating the piece from the shell, which is inside the mango.
The shell is tough or nearly impossible to slice, but that doesn’t deter a passionate chef, who uses any heavy rough knife or hammer to chop the mango carefully as desired. Size matters, and 2 cm x 2 cm size is preferred. The reason for such painstaking endeavour, is seen when the mango piece separated from the shell, dissolves in the pickle mixture and brings disappointment.
In the fast moving world, even a devoted home maker cannot afford time to make Avakkai. Buy Avakkai online at Opportunity Infinity, which has around two decades experience in making traditional sweets, snacks, food powders, rice wafers, appalams and pickles.
Opportunity Infinity offers 250 grams, 500 grams and one kilogram quantities in price range between rupees 150 and 600.