1-2medium sized raw mangoes, deseeded & sliced or chopped
2.5litres, 10 cups water
Add the water to a pot and dissolve the salt in it. It is ok if it is not dissolved completely. Let this solution boil for 3-4 minutes. Then turn off the heat and let the water cool down completely
Peel off the outermost part of the banana stem - this is the hard, fibrous part which must be discarded. After peeling 2-3 times you will find a pure white central core which is what we need
Slice the core into roundels of 1/2 inch thickness.You can slit the chillies or keep them whole. Adding raw mangoes to this preparation will enhance its flavour but it is not a must.
Take a sterilized glass or ceramic jar and add the banana stem pieces, green chillies and raw mangoes (if using) to it. Pour the boiled & cooled salt water over it and using a clean, dry spool/ladle dip all the pieces in this water and cover some over them.
Cover the lid of the jar and keep it in a cool, dark place of your kitchen. If prepared hygienically, this preparation will last a year. You can also refrigerate the jar if you wish.
This is the quantity I generally prepare. You can reduce the quantity if you wish.