preservative-free homemade jam prepared using 3 ingredients only. Try this recipe before mangoes are out of season!
Believe me, there is nothing tastier than a toast slathered with this
homemade mango jam which is free from any artificial flavourings and preservatives. You will not feel like buying jam again once you prepare it at home using this hassle-free recipe.
| Time: 20 minutes
Serves: Makes about 100-150g
1 ripe mango (peeled & chopped)
5-6 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Combine the chopped mangoes, sugar and lemon juice in a thick bottomed cooking pan and leave aside for 15 minutes without switching on the heat.
After letting it rest for 15 minutes, cook it on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes while stirring continuously. Mash the mango pieces with the help of your ladle but leave a few for a chunky jam.
Reduce the heat to low and cook till it comes together and reduces to jam consistency. Keep stirring continuously while cooking on low heat to prevent it from sticking on the pan. When the jam is ready, it will have a glossy sheen. You can check if it is ready using a simple technique. Take a spoonful of jam and drop it back in the pan. If it is ready, it will drop as a lump, however if it is not ready and needs to be cooked bit more, it will drop from the spoon as droplets.
Once the jam is done, turn off the heat and let it cool completely. Store in an airtight and dry glass jar. Keep refrigerated.
The jam will thicken further when it cools down completely. So be careful not to overcook it.
Since, we haven’t added any preservative to the jam, it needs to be kept in the refrigerator. It keeps well in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks if at all it lasts that long!
You can double up or increase the quantity of ingredients according to your desired proportion if you want to make a bigger batch of jam.