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Sunday, June 23, 2013

HOMEMADE MANGO JAM


MANGO JAM | MANGO JAM RECIPE 


Is there anyone who doesn't love mangoes????.  We all wait for this month of mango season. From a food blogger's view, I have so many plans to prepare recipes with it, but often it fails. I love to devour the mango as it is. Earlier I have posted  a Mango Milkshake recipe  and now I am here with a recipe for mango jam, which is quick and easy to prepare. 


Home made jams are very special, as it's natural and most important the amount of sugar can be controlled and  if needed we can also add flavoring ingredients to give an extra zing to these homemade preparation and definitely free from preservatives or chemicals.

Store brought fruit preserves add pectin, most often used in jams and jellies to thicken.Pectin is either in liquid or powder form and the reason they add in jam and jellies , is because the amount of pectin in fruits varies  and  hence these water soluble fiber, is used especially in high sugar products to thicken without reducing the quantity. 

So why to go for these ready made jams , when it can be prepared very easily at our home and with no pectin. Mango, sugar and lemon juice, these are the three main ingredients used to prepare  this delicious jam . Combine them all in a wide saucepan and cook in a low heat until the sugar dissolves and the whole mixture turns thick. Remove from heat and store in sterilized jars. This is a standard procedure and all kinds of fruits can be prepared this way by adjusting the amount of sugar and lemon juice.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 - 25 minutes
Yields :  1 cup of jam

For this recipe you need
  • 2 medium sized ripe mangoes , peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of lime juice
  • A pinch of dry ginger powder - optional

Preparation

Place the mangoes, sugar, lemon juice, dry ginger powder in a wide saucepan .Cook over medium high,until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil.

Keep stirring  until the jam thickens. now to check the consistency, place a spoonful of jam on a small plate and keep it in the fridge for a minute or two. Touch it with your finger and if it wrinkles, it's ready. If not, boil it for another 5 or 10 minutes and then check again stirring occasionally.

when the  jam is ready , remove the saucepan from heat and let it sit for 10 minutes or until the edges of the jam sets slightly.

 Store them in clean glass jar and refrigerate.

Make your breakfast wonderful by having a bread toast with this delicious jam  and enjoy :)




35 comments:

Sona S said...

jam looks delicious.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

too good

Premas Culinary said...

Wow aruna mouth watering here,too gud recipe n click...

Saranya Balaji said...

looks delicious...

Akila said...

Too good to resist... Awesome clicks

Nilu A said...

Oh wow, mango is my favorite ingredient of all time.. Homemade mango jam sounds so good and refreshing.. Love this recipe Aruna :-)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Home-made always the best !!!
Looks yummy, nice clicks too :)

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

yummy and nice clicks sis

Sebeena Loyd said...

jam looks delicious

Gajus kitchen said...

looks delicious and awesome clicks.

Vimitha Anand said...

Homemade is the best... yum

anusha praveen said...

Any jam recipe without pectin receives standing ovation from me! well made and well shot

Meena Kumar said...

Love mangoes in any form..yummy!

Nithya Naveen said...

Homemade jam looks yummy and mouthwatering..

Amrita Vishal said...

Another lovely way to enjoy mangoes!!

Divya Shivaraman said...

that is one delicious dish to have stocked

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious n gr8 clciks dear...

divya said...

looks real yummy ! wonderful clicks !

Lubna Karim said...

Mango Jam....wow...Yummmmmmm

Shabbu said...

Delicious jam..

PT said...

like ur second click aruna.. homemade always rocks :)

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

Home made is the best.looks yummy.

Priyas Feast said...

Yummy and delicious jam spread..Luvly click,aruna

Veena Theagarajan said...

yummy and delicious recipe

Kitchen Queen said...

delicious mango jam. stop by at my space sometimes too

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

very yummy look dear... love the jam lot...

Gayathri Ramanan said...

delicious jam..tempting clicks

kumars kitchen said...

perfect spread...thanks for sharing

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tina mazumdar said...

awesome recipe to store mango! love your blog dear and happy to follow you.please visit my blog too!
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Contest said...

wow...nice

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

yumm yummy jam !!

Shobhnaa said...

Mango Jam...with just simple method, amazing!Thanks for sharing Aruna.

Shanthi said...

Delicious and perfect :)

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Haven House said...

Absolutely delicious ...