Kannimanga is a Malayalam word which refers to small and green tender mangoes. The special taste of Kannimanga achar or Tender mango pickle is due to the presence of heat of various spices and the essence of tender mangoes. Red chilly powder imparts a red colour and a spicy flavour. The presence of mustard seeds compliments the taste of tender mangoes and the inclusion of fenugreek powder, asafoetida and sesame oil provides an irresistible taste. Even though there exist several pickle recipes in Kerala, Kannimanga or tender mango pickle is considered to be the most popular and liked among the Keralites.