Raw Mango relish or chutney- CHHCHHA (Himachal Pardesh)
Who does not like the tangy, spicy, sweet and sour relish made by raw mangoes. The flavors of fresh mint, cilantro, onion, and green chilies with a dash of black salt minced together make your taste buds dances with joy. In Himachal it is called CHHH….CHHAAA (sounds like a tongue twister:-)
Medium size raw mango
1 cup packed, washed, and chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh mint
1 large onion chopped
3-4 green chilies chopped
Black salt as per taste
Jaggery or Sweetener ( My mango was semi unripe so i didn’t add any sweetener)
Mortar and pestle (Optional)
Charcoal for smoking (Optional)
Blend everything together.
The traditional method requires mortar and pestle. I also make in that only. The stone grinding oozes out awesome juices from all the ingredients. If you don’t have stone grinder use a blender. Don’t make a paste like consistency. Keep it little chunky. You can add the smoky flavor as explained in precious recipes.