Today making jam is as easy as it can get! No stirring, no standing near the gas stove and everything ready within minutes. The microwave is a boon and the jam is ready within no time at all. The entire process took me precisely eighteen minutes.
1/2 kg ripe Rajapuri mangoes
200 gms sugar
Juice of one large lemon
A pinch of salt.
Wash, pat dry and peel the mangoes. Chop them into cubes and tip them into the mixer. Puree. Pour the puree into a microwave safe bowl. Add the sugar and salt. Mix thoroughly. Place the bowl in the microwave and cover it with a glass plate or lid to avoid getting the microwave dirty. Power cook it for four minutes. Remove, add the lemon juice , mix and again power cook for three minutes. Remove, stir and finally power cook it again for another three minutes. The jam is ready. Allow to cool thoroughly. Store in a sterilised glass jar.
Note: The shelf life of the jam varies from place to place basically because of the weather conditions. I usually refrigerate the jam the next day . Though sugar is a natural preservative, not worth taking a chance of it getting spoilt because of the humidity.
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