Mango Jam

Mango Jam

I am back with a mango recipe. This time it is the Mango Jam. The delicious mango jam will sure brighten up your breakfast table, and it is a perfect side for your toast or bagel. All you need is some fresh mango, sugar and some lemon juice and zest to prepare this jam.

This recipe was an unplanned one. I just made it on a whim. One fine day, I realized I was running out of the jam, but as usual, kiddo was asking for it. (Always kids ask for what don’t have huh?) Luckily I had some fresh ripe mangoes in hand, so I decided to prepare fresh homemade jam right away. During mango season, we make mambazha pachadi with jaggery quiet often. That recipe inspired me to make this jam.

Mango Jam

For this jam recipe, I used sugar, but you can always use jaggery or cane sugar too. All you have to do is cook fresh ripe mangoes along with sugar and water with lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Once the mix is cooled down, blend it into smooth paste and tadaa, the jam is ready. :-) It is as simple as that. The salt and lemon juice brings out the sweetness and also helps in longer shelf life. Adding citrus zest is completely optional. As I had orange, I used orange zest for that added color.

Kiddo loved this jam to the core, and he was eating this plain without bread. (me too) We both wiped jam jar clean within 1.5 days. I am sure I would prepare this again in bulk before the mango season ends. So without any further ado, here is the mango jam recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Chopped Mango – 1.5 cups, scant ( I used one ripe mango)
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Water – 3/4 cup
  • Orange Zest – 2 tsps + 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp

Prep – Work:

  • Extract the lemon/lime juice and set aside 1 tbsp of juice.
  • Zest any citrus fruit and set aside 2.5 tsps.
  • Wash and peel the mango skin and chop them into small pieces.

Steps:

  • In a heavy bottom pan or bowl, add the chopped mango pieces.

  • To that add the sugar, water, lemon juice and the orange zest.
  • Mix this nicely and cook this mango mix over medium heat.

  • Cook until the mango is soft and until the water reduces to half. It took me about 10 minutes. Do not overcook, as sugar might crystallize.
  • Let this mix cool and blend into a smooth paste.

  • Store this in an airtight container or jam jar.

That’s it. Jam is ready. Serve it with bread or bagel or just eat as it is. ;-)

Mango Jam
Notes:

  • I used one ripe Mexican mango variety. You can use any mango variety for this recipe.
  • I had about 1.5 cups of mango and used half of its measure for sugar. But adjust the sugar as per the mango sweetness.
  • I did not use any other flavoring condiments like cardamom, saffron, rose syrup. You can add these as per your preference or keep the jam plain without any additional seasoning.
  • Do not overcook, as sugar might crystallize.

Mango Jam

Mango Jam
Simple homemade mango jam recipe prepared with fresh mangoes and sugar.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Chopped Mango - 1.5 cups, scant ( I used one ripe mango)
  2. Sugar - 3/4 cup
  3. Water - 3/4 cup
  4. Orange Zest - 2 tsps + 1/2 tsp
  5. Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
  6. Salt - 1/4 tsp
Prep - Work
  1. Extract the lemon/lime juice and set aside 1 tbsp of juice.
  2. Zest any citrus fruit and set aside 2.5 tsps.
  3. Wash and peel the mango skin and chop them into small pieces.
Steps
  1. In a heavy bottom pan or bowl, add the chopped mango pieces.
  2. To add the sugar, water, lemon juice and the orange zest.
  3. Mix this nicely and cook this mango mix over medium heat.
  4. Cook until the mango is soft and until the water reduces to half. It took me about 10 minutes. Do not overcook, as sugar might crystallize.
  5. Let this mix cool and blend into a smooth paste.
  6. Store this in an airtight container or jam jar.
  7. That's it. Jam is ready. Serve it with bread or bagel or just eat as it is. ;-)
Notes
  1. I used one ripe Mexican mango variety. You can use any mango variety for this recipe.
  2. I had about 1.5 cups of mango and used half of its measure for sugar. But adjust the sugar as per the mango sweetness.
  3. I did not use any other flavoring condiments like cardamom, saffron, rose syrup. You can add these as per your preference or keep the jam plain without any additional seasoning.
  4. Do not overcook, as sugar might crystallize.
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