Ambh Jo Murbo| Mango Preserve

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Mango preserve
So how many of you are enjoying a delicious mango season around you?. Any mango pickles, preserves, cakes, tarts, jam etc are being savored at your home? As for us, here in Mumbai, it surely is a season to devour bounty of Baadam and Hapus (Alphonso) variety of mangoes, and loads of tangy tender unripe mangoes to pickle and preserve.
Today’s recipe is yet another simple way of preserving semi-ripe mangoes, in a spiced up sugar syrup with some nuts thrown in, known as Ambh Jo murbo or Murraba

Ambh Jo Murbo
Recipe type: Preserve, jam,pickles
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Ambh Jo Murbo (Mango Murraba), is a simple recipe to make mango preserve in a spiced up sugar syrup with some nuts.
  • 8 Semi-ripe mangoes , if Alphonso, but if using Totapuri or Rajapuri, use 6 mangoes
  • Sugar 1 kg
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • Black pepper corns 10-12
  • Nigella seeds (Basri ja bhij) 1tbsp
  • Green cardamoms, slightly crushed 7-8
  • Almonds 8-10 (You can use other unsalted nuts like pistachio, walnuts etc)
  • 3-4 strands of saffron soaked in 1 tsp of water (optional)
  • Juice of fresh lime/lemon 1-2 tsp
  1. Rinse clean, wipe dry and peel the mangoes.
  2. Slice them evenly into thick slices. If the slices are uneven, the smaller ones will turn mushy.
  3. Take a thick bottomed pan and add sugar.
  4. Add 4 cups of water and let the mixture heat up till the sugar dissolves completely. Add lemon juice to remove the impurities of sugar, if any.
  5. Add Nigella seeds, crushed cardamoms, pepper corns and salt. Lower the heat immediately.
  6. Add mango slices and very carefully mix everything. Be very gentle while mixing.
  7. Cook on low heat. High heat will make the chunks go dry and stiff.
  8. Mix at intervals and cook till mangoes just turn translucent, and look soft and juicy.
  9. Meanwhile blanch the almonds. Peel and slice almonds. Chop the nuts if you are using pistachio or walnuts.
  10. Put off the gas and add nuts, saffron water (optional) and mix very gently.
  11. Let the preserve cool completely before you store it in a clean and well sterilized jar.
  12. This preserve stays well in refrigerator for above an year.

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9 thoughts on “Ambh Jo Murbo| Mango Preserve

  1. Hello I want to know if syrup get thick then what to do

  2. dipti janyani says:

    Very nice & useful recipe .will love to cook it…

  3. dipti janyani says:

    Very nice & useful recipe .will love to cook it

  4. Hi there

    Its great to know , how to make Aanb jo Murbo , remember my mom making it at home, well when I was a kid , I never took interest in cooking, but now as a wife and a mother feel like doing it so I thought of Murbo today as in Jakarta(Indonesia) its Mangoes season.
    Your receipe sounds yammy let me make it and enjoy it.

    Thanks for it,I m sure we all are sindhis are proud of you, keep it up.



  5. looks yummy….i will try it soon…
    we loves mango…

  6. I never had murabba that has nigella seeds and black pepper. I will make this soon. Any kind of murabba is my favorite.

    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Perfect way to preserve the mangoes and enjoy them till they are in season again!

  8. Delicious jam,luks yum…

  9. Have book marked Alka, looks super delicious. You have a wonderful space. Do drop my space when time permits.

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