Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mango Jam & A New Look

Mango Jam ... Homemade mango jam recipe with mangoes, sugar, and lemon. A delicious fruit spread for the bread. Summer brings many sweet things and Mango " The king of the fruits" is the sweetest of all. As mangoes are in season & are plentiful in the market, it is just the time for making jams.

Keep the following hints in mind for good results:
  • Choose ripe & firm mangoes. It has more pectin, an essential for setting jam. Over ripe fruit has less pectin and it will ferment your product.
  • Discard damaged or bruised pieces of mangoes to avoid spoilage.
  • Three things are needed to make a jam set ; sugar, acid & pectin. Sugar is added during jam process while acid & pectin is in the fruit.
  • Sugar also works as a preserving agent. The proportion is ( 750 gm. to 1 kg. ) sugar to each kilo gram of fruit. Too much sugar will make the jam syrupy and less sugar will prevent a good set.
  • Over cooking can spoil the taste and color of the jam, so remove once after the setting test.
  • For storing jams, use small glass sterilized jars. Jam should be packed while hot. When cold, secure the lid on the jar.
Mango Jam 
* Prep. Time : 5 minutes
* Cook Time : 20 - 25 minutes

Ingredients :
  • 500 gm. peeled & chopped mangoes ( weight of chopped mangoes should be 500 gm. )
  • 375 gm. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
Method :

  • In a large heavy-bottomed, non-reactive saucepan; combine mango, sugar and lemon juice and stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook on very low heat until every grain of sugar is dissolved and mangoes are softened.
  • Mash the pieces of mango with the back of the spoon.
  • Increase heat to thicken contents. Cook, stirring occasionally. Skim off any light-colored foam that rises to the surface with a spoon.
  • When jam starts to form smaller, thicker bubbles; remove from heat & test for setting. 
  • If jam is not ready, cook again until ready. Remove from heat and stir for 1 minute.
  • Spoon the jam into clean warm dry jars, cover it with muslin cloth ( malmal ka kapra ) and keep it outside for 12 hours ( do not cover it with lid and do not keep it in fridge ). 
  • After 12 hours, cover and store in a cool, dark place or in the refrigerator.
Test for setting :
  • Remove the jam from heat before testing.
  • Put a teaspoon of jam on a cold plate ( plate left to cool in freezer for few minutes ). Drag a finger through it. If jam is ready, the parting made by the finger will remain open. If it runs together, a little more cooking is required. 

Linking this to Any One Can Cook : Series 25 , These Chicks Cooked Link Party # 8 , Savory Sunday , Sweets for a Saturday #26 , Sweet Tooth Friday , Mango recipes event , Sweet Indulgences Sunday #13 , Strut Your Stuff Saturday , Simply Link {Party , Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party #19 , Quick and Easy recipes , My Sweet Party - Summer Fruits , Dish Name Starts with M

Hope you all like the new look of my blog. I've been trying to change this from quite some time, but was finding it hard to do so. So many things have been happening right now and I'm not been able to visit my fellow blogger's posts regularly. I am really sorry for that. Thank you so much for checking my posts, for your sweet comments & the words of encouragement. I really appreciate it :)
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Hi ambreen, I simply love mangoes and any recipe on mangoes. Your jam must be delicious, we do have local and imported mangoes, but the big varieties from india are the most expensive…especially the red skin ..
    cant wait to try, the added lime must be fun for my tastebuds to explore. Take care dear.

  2. waoo,, a lovely change with a yummy recipe..very well my dear..i like the detail as usual :)

  3. ♥ •˚。
    Geléia de manga... hummmmmmm... muito boa!!!
    Passei para te deixar um abraço.
    Beijinhos, querida.
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    °° 。♥。
    ●/ ♥•˚。˚
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  4. Nice color of d jam..looks delicious n yumm

  5. Ambreen, this is amazing. Loved your version. Perfect.

  6. nnew look of ur blog is super
    gam is very inviting

  7. This looks super...lovely color..

  8. Yummy looking mango jam. Loved the look of it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. The spread looks so tempting and inviting...

  10. Nice Nice !! the new look of ur blog is awesome !!
    Color of that jam is so pretty !! looks so wonderful !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

  11. I noticed the lovely makeover of your page even before I saw the jam :) I like your quick and simple recipe for jam. Gotta try this before the mangoes disappear from the supermarket shelves out here :)

  12. Aw! I love this, very tempting. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  13. Delicious mango jam. love the look of it :) yummmm.

    I have a version of this in my blog too :)

  14. Nothing can beat home made jam .Looks so colorful and irresistible .I am not fond of jams but yours look so tempting .Lovely pictures

  15. Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments :)

  16. yummy jam...beautifully presented.....

    happy to follow you dear....
    chk out my space too:

  17. Home made jam.. i love it already :D Yumm.. Gottu try this at home :)

  18. YOur blog looks great!! I love it! Same to for your recipe :)

  19. WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

  20. New look is terrific. My wife jumped for joy when she read the recipe. We're definitely going to try it.

  21. Yum!!!!
    First tym at your place...happy 2 follow u

  22. Thank you Anu for visiting & following :)

    Thank you Gopika, Food Glorious Food & Divya for your sweet comments :)

    Katsukhan : many thanks to you & your wife for liking it. Let me know if it turns out good :)

    Welcome & thank you Saji for visiting :)

  23. Ohhh...who doesn't like homemade mango jams! I never had a recipe for this. Thanks dear! Now I can enjoy mangoes the whole year!!

  24. Thank you Purabi for visiting & for your lovely comment. Try it out, let me know if it works for you :)

  25. Love your new look and this jam is a winner, so yum!

  26. nice look of the blog ambreen and the jam looks superb !

  27. wow! Looks delicious! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  28. never made jam with ripe mangoes. but this colour is so so gorgeous. let me check if ripe mangoes are available now.

  29. This jam looks delicious! Very nice post!

  30. This looks delicious! Wish I had a little for tomorrow's breakfast. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  31. Sounds wonderful! I never attempted making jam ~ perhaps I should give it a try. This looks delicious. Blessings, Catherine xo

  32. Thank you so much Treat and Trick, Priya, Nikki, Sayantani, Eftychia, Kim & Catherine :)

    Thank you Nikki for following. Now following you :)

  33. jam looks awesome Ambreen, i wanna make this for my son , will the canned pulp work u think ?

  34. Ooooh that jam looks so pretty and summery!!! Lovely post!


  35. This is a wonderful flavor for jam even though I have not yet tasted it, I like mango and I can't imagine not liking a jam from mangoes.

  36. Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!! Looks yummmmm!!!!!

  37. Thank you so much everyone for your sweet words :)

    Rahin @ I think you can use the pulp. Adjust the sugar accordingly :)

  38. Love mangos... make smoothies all the time. Your jam looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Thank you so much June for stopping by & your lovely comment :)

  40. love ur jam jar.. so cute.. very clean instructions dear.. bravo :))

  41. Yummy mango jam...looks perfect and beautiful presentation too

  42. Many thanks Sharmilee for your sweet comment :)

  43. I found your recipe just searching around for a recipe and you explained it so well I thought I would just go ahead. Normally I compare and contrast but yours seemed just right. AND IT WAS :) I made two lots, one plain as per your recipe and one with lime juice instead of lemon, some fresh ginger and a little bag of cinnamon and star anise to infuse and they are both perfect.

    We have a lot of mangoes from 3 laden trees to use up so thankyou for this recipe, it will be used again and again.

    1. Thanks for trying it out and for letting me know. I'm so glad you liked it, and your addition of spices sounds great. Thank you once again for the positive feedback :)


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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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