How to make Chhundo -

A marmalade prepared from raw mangoes using the sunlight.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Raw mangoes (कच्चे आम), Roasted cumin powder (भुने हुए जीरे का पावडर)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Chhundo Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 3-Above

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Chhundo Recipe

  • Raw mangoes peeled and grated 1 kilogram

  • Roasted cumin powder 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1 kilogram

  • Salt to taste

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Place the grated mangoes in a wide mouthed dekchi. Add salt and mix well. Let it stand for two hours. Add sugar and mix well.

Step 2

Cover the dekchi with a muslin cloth and tie it below the rim. Stir it thrice daily, cover with the cloth again and keep it in the sunlight for five to six days, or until the sugar melts and forms a syrup of one string consistency.

Step 3

Add roasted cumin powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Keep it in the sunlight for another one or two days. Store it in airtight sterilized glass bottles.

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