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


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 :)

Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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

  2. Too good to resist... Awesome clicks

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

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

  5. looks delicious and awesome clicks.

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

  7. Love mangoes in any form..yummy!

  8. Homemade jam looks yummy and mouthwatering..

  9. Another lovely way to enjoy mangoes!!

  10. that is one delicious dish to have stocked

  11. looks real yummy ! wonderful clicks !

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

  13. Yummy and delicious jam spread..Luvly click,aruna

  14. delicious mango jam. stop by at my space sometimes too

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

  16. delicious jam..tempting clicks

  17. perfect spread...thanks for sharing

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

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

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