Durban Mango Pickle Recipe

durban mango pickle recipe

The members of Durban Curry Lovers were sure buzzing after the talented Desa Gounden shared photos of her beautiful Bunny Chow & Mango Pickle.

Desa was kind enough to give a step-by-step explanation so that we can all prepare this iconic Durban pickle at home.

Thanks Desa.


  • 1kg Green Mangoes (Quartered and with the pip removed)
  • White Vinegar
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Pickle Masala


Desa explains how she prepared her delicious pickle.

  • I chopped my mangoes about a kilos worth into quarters removed the seeds.
  • Rinsed them well and let them dry out for a day (indoors).
  • I then boiled them in white vinegar for 10 minutes.
  • Drained the vinegar out and then put them in an airtight container & sprinkled 100g pickle masala and enough vegetable oil to coat and soak the mangoes.
  • I did not add salt as the pickle masala has it.
  • Seal and leave in room temperature to soak making sure you mix it up now and then.
  • Ready to serve after a day or so.


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