Instant Mango Jam in Microwave
Recipe for a 5 minute Instant Mango Jam in the Microwave
This morning, I was looking forward to having a relaxed breakfast with my favourite Saturday newspaper Mint Lounge. Having purchased some luscious Kesar mangoes yesterday, I thought of making some instant mango jam in the microwave, just while the bread slices were toasting on the tava and the Amul butter sitting near the stove to soften.
Initially I did think of searching some blogs for a recipe, but then the laziness of a Saturday morning prevented me from even starting my laptop. It is a mango after all, and nothing much can go wrong - so saying, I put together one chopped mango, pinch of salt, fat pinch of black pepper and a spoonful of organic jaggery powder in a glass bowl, and started nuking at high power starting with 2 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes and microwaving again for 2 more minutes and after the 6th minute it was nearly done. The jam had firmed up and yet some of the pieces held their shape, which is how I like it.
In a total of seven minutes, I had a delicious jam, bursting with flavours ready to spread itself over nicely crisped up toast spread with Amul butter.
Instant Mango Jam
Serves 2 - or enough for 5-6 pieces of toast
Time taken - Under 10 minutes
- Combine all the above in a microwave safe glass bowl.
- Nuke at high for a total of 6-7 minutes, giving it a stir 3-4 times in between.
- The jam is ready when it comes together and most of the liquid has dried up.
You can add cardamom powder or cinnamon powder instead of black pepper. I liked the salt and pepper combo going with the sweet mango taste
If your mango doesn't have that tangy edge, you can also squeeze a few drops of lime
You can try this with larger quantities, since this is my first try, I used just one mango. Since it is ready in a jiffy, it can be made as and when you need it
A thinner version of this will taste yummy on some plain pancakes
(c) Nandita Iyer 2006-2015