Homemade Mango Jam / Halwa (No-Preservatives)

By: Prasanna| Published: 7:14:00 PM

A new post again and here I am sharing one of my most dear recipe...Homemade Mango Jam!

Mango season is back and we all are going to enjoy the delicious Mango varieties till they vanish. I also puree Mangoes and freeze them.
This works to be very handy,as anytime I feel like having any recipe with Mango then I can just thaw the puree for a while and use it in my food.
Usually my mom makes Mango Jam of a certain variety of Mangoes which are available in Goa, the local name of those Mango variety is "Mussarad", which is very famous to make Jam/Halwa.
The best part of this Jam is that it remains for a very long period -fresh and delicious if refrigerated well. For this you have to make sure that you do not add water to the recipe.

I did not use Mussarad Mango in this recipe. I used some local Mango available to me also the Mangoes which I got were very ripe and beautiful from outside but more of sour than on sweet side.
So to make a balance of sweet and sour taste I used 1/2 Cup sugar for just 1 Mango. 
If you use Mango of more sweet variety then sugar has to be reduced or adjusted as per your choice.
You have to notice here that I have used only 1 large Mango, so keeping that in mind adjust your recipe. The total amount of puree which I got from this Mango was 1 &1/3rd Cup.
Adding lemon and cardamom is optional but I would suggest go ahead and try it.
Lemon will enhance the taste of Jam and make it very tasty also Cardamom gives a lovely fragrance and taste too.

I enjoy licking the spoon after filling the jar just to eat whatever Jam is stuck to Pan and spoon, which I could not store in Jar 😋.
This works so well for breakfast and even for light snack - apply on  Graham Cracker/Cream Cracker/ Ritz / Monaco cookies and enjoy with a sip of Tea.
So try this recipe and enjoy!

Mango Jam Homemade Easy Recipe No-preservative fruit jam condiment

Mango Jam
Prasanna Hede

Serves: 4                  Prep Time: 7 Mins             Cook Time:25Mins 
1 Cup=250 ml
  • 1 No,Large Mango,chopped and Pureed(1 & 1/3rd Cup Puree)
  • 1 Teaspoon,Lime Juice
  • 2 Teaspoon,Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1/2 Cup,Powdered White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon, Cardamom Powder

  • Firstly,wash,peel and chop the Mango.
  • Puree it in a mixer grinder.
  • Do not add  water or milk to puree the Mango.
  • In a wide ceramic/ nonstick pan,add the mango puree.
  • On medium heat let it cook.
  • Once it starts to bubble,lower the flame a bit and add lime juice,sugar and ghee.
  • Mix well and keep stirring.
  • Here stirring has to be continuous or the mango pure might burn or stick to pan.
  • Make sure you do not boil it at high flame.
  • After 15 Mins,the Jam will start to thicken.
  • Now watch the jam carefully and make sure it does not stick to pan.Keep stirring.
  • Adjust sugar level as per the Mango sweetness.
  • Switch off the flame once its thickened.
  • Add the cardamom powder.
  • Mix well and let it cool completely.
  • Once cooled,store in a airtight / sterilized Glass Jar and refrigerate.
  • Enjoy the jam with bread/chapati or roti!

Mango Jam Homemade Easy Recipe No-preservative fruit jam condiment

  • I used 1 Large Mango for this recipe. It yielded me approximately 1 & 1/3rd Cup Puree.
  • I did not add  water or milk to puree it.
  • Adjust the sugar level accordingly.
  • You have to continuously stir the jam so that it wont burn.
  • Adding lime juice gives a nice sour bit to the Jam along with sweet.
  • Switch off the gas when the Jam has started to come together.
  • You can make it very thick by cooking it more or switch it off and keep it soft and spreadable on bread or chapati.
  • This can store up-to a month or more if refrigerated.
  • If you like to strain the puree before using in Jam then you can do that to separate the fibers. I do not separate the fiber part.


Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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