Humans are insignificant in front of Nature's fury.The devastation caused by the Himalayan Tsunami is massive.Its unnerving to see how thousands of people have been swept away by these floods and landslides. My prayers for those in Uttrakhand !!!
As I have mentioned earlier several times that I love making jams and jellies when my mom is around.She has a huge repertoire of these and vast knowledge on the subject. Its a sort of a legacy which I want to take it forward.
Seeing the huge basket full of mangoes she suggested that I should make Mango jelly wherein the fruit juice or puree is used.But I like preserve where the chunks of fruit are used. After a long debate,we settled for this preserve!!
Mango and Jalapeno Preserve
Mango preserve has large fruit chunks and is easy to spread on bread.The limes give a subtle sour taste and cut the sweetness of the mangoes.Jalapenos give a slight kick to the sweet and tangy jam.
900 gms Mango
450 gms sugar
4 jalapeno chopped
20 gms pectin
Chop mangoes roughly .Put them in a glass bowl, add lime juice and keep it aside for 20 minutes or so.
Transfer the fruit in a heavy bottomed pan ,add sugar and jalapenos. Put the pan on medium heat .
After the first boil,remove the scum from the top and reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.
Add pectin and boil for another 7-8 minutes.
Ladle the hot jam immediately in sterilized jars.