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plucking kairis

plucking mangoes from a tree in mumbai by kunal bhatia
we got the watchman to pluck out some kairis (raw mangoes) yesterday from our mango-tree. we had planted the tree over 13 years ago, and it just started bearing fruit last year. we can't wait for the mangoes to ripen on the tree, because somebody or the other from the street usually plucks them out out. the raw mangoes though, make for lip-smacking pickles.
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previous photo of last years' kairis here

6 reactions:

Palm Axis said...

I suppose you could say the guy doesn't suffer from vertigo. I've had mango chutney but never pickled mangos. Yum!
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quintarantino said...

All the mangos I pick come from the supermarket shelves... :)

chocobear said...

I love this picture, reminds me of my childhood when I used to climb mango trees and eat the kairis with some chili powder and salt... yummmm

monsoon-dreams said...

how can he pluck the mangoes with 'mindless mumbai' on the pole?

J.C. said...

I love pickled mangoes. My sister used to do them.

We have a belief that once mangoes from a tree is pickled, the mangoes produced by that tree would no longer be sweet. Henceforth, the fruits would only be suitable to be used for pickle.

As such, my mom was very upset with us coz our fruit tree no longer bear sweet fruits. :o(

the donG said...

finally, i saw this blog. i'm interested in the culture of hindu. recently i met with a priest from india and i shared to him my interest in visiting india. so i hope i get to see this place next year.

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