These dried bits of in-season mangoes are all that you need to keep going till you get the fresh ones, next year. We love how these are delectable and mouth-puckeringly delicious.
Cured with only salt and left in the sun to do its job, aamshi is another way to consume mangoes year-round. The salt and the drying process makes it practically spoil free, acting as a natural preservative. The mangoes are hand-picked and specially chosen for the purpose, not too sweet-not too sour, then cut into the desired shape, tossed in some salt and left to dry out.
||store them in our jars, carefully sealing them tight after each use
store the aamsotto in the glass jar, carefully securing the lid and in a dry place
what you can do with it
Traditional wisdom says that aamshi can be used in anything that you will normally do with in-season mangoes. Just hydrate them in some warm water and wash out the excess salt. Chop them up in a chutney, add them to a fish curry, or a flavourful broth to cook any of our rice varieties in. The possibilities are endless.
||East Midnapore, West Bengal