If you have lots of mangoes and tired of mango shakes, smoothies, etc, why not try mango jam at home. I remember in my childhood, we used to eat this homemade mango jam made out of a special kind of very ripe mangoes called “musarad”. I miss those days and that taste. It is called as ” amyacho halwo” in Konkani where ambo or amo means mango and halwo means jam. But yesterday we got these mangoes from Walmart. Though they looked ripe, were not very sweet so I thought of making jam. This recipe is very easy , though requires some patience as you have to constantly be near the stove to keep an eye so that the jam doesn’t stick at the bottom of the wok(vessel).
Though most of the jam requires pectin(soluble gelatinous carbohydrate found in ripe fruits etc.& used for setting jams & jellies) I have not used it in my recipe, still it turned out to be delicious.
So lets prepare this aam ka halwa or mango jam
Serving: 1 Cup( 250 Grams)
Time: 40 Minutes
- 3-4 Ripe mangoes
- 1 Cup(200 Grams) Powdered White Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Cardamom powder
Cut and peel mangoes and grind them along with cardamom in the grinder to make pulp.( Without adding any water)
Heat a heavy bottom wok(Vessel) and add this pulp, cover and cook on medium high heat for about 5 minutes.
Add sugar and keep stiring until it thickens and starts leaving the bottom of the vessel. This will take about 30-35 Minutes.
Remove in a bowl, let it cool and then enjoy your home made mango jam with bread.
Store your amba halwa in the air tight container and refrigerate.