Avakai is a traditional pickle (achaar) from South India. Pickle or achaar is a popular side dish in India. It is made with various ingredients and is known by various names across the country – Uppinakaayi in Kannada, Pachadi in Telugu, Loncha in Marathi, and Achaar in Hindi. Achaar made from any ingredient (lemon, raw mango, carrots, chillies, jackfruit) is spicy, tangy, salty and pairs well with rice, parathas or any other Indian dish.
Avakaya is a mango pickle from Andhra Pradesh. Traditionally, Avakaya is made during Indian summers when mango is available. The amount of oil and salt added to it ensures that it can stored for long or till the next summer.
The salty, tangy Avakaya Pickle is finger-lickingly tasty.