Cut the mangoes or lemons or limes into small chunks, leaving the skin on and discard the mango stones. Heat the oil with all the spices until it wafts fragrant, then toss through the chunks of fruit, garlic and the salt, and remove from the heat. Put the mixture into a lidded container (such as a jar), then leave it in a coolish place for about 10 days. Try and remember to turn it upside down every now and then to give everything a fresh coating of the mix. It will keep refrigerated for a couple of months or so.
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