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Thursday, 24 May 2018

12 Best Mango Recipes


Summers in India are incomplete without relishing on the king of fruits - Mango ! Ripe, sweet and juicy mangoes are in season right now and  mango lovers like me cannot miss any change of enjoying this tropical fruit. Apart from having it , whole as a fruit, there are countless ways in which one can enjoy mangoes. Raw mangoes are used in Chutneys , dips, salads, coolant drinks, pickles and jams whereas ripe mangoes are used mostly in desserts and drinks.

I try to include both ripe and raw mangoes in our daily diet while they are in season. There are many varieties of mangoes available in India, dasheri, langda, totapuri, safeda , neelam to name a few, there is nothing like Hapus aamba ( Alphonso) . Non fibrous, juicy and most delicious of all mango varieties and yes costlier too. Many scrumptious dishes can be made using mangoes in both raw and ripe form. Here is a collection of few mango recipes from my blog to try out this season.
  • Aamrakhand / Mango Shrikhand: Amrakhand is a popular Maharashtrian variation of Shrikhand ( a yogurt based dessert) . As the name suggest, Amra means related to Mango ( in Marathi) so a Mango Shrikhand ( ripe mango pulp blended with Shrikhand) is Amrakhand. This exotic sweet dish is one of the easiest Mango desserts that can be made in a jiffy ( if we exclude the time for making hung curd). I make this creamy , soft and delicious sweet dish on special occasions and on festival like Gudi Padwa and more often during Summers as we get fresh Mango pulp , though it can be made using canned Mango pulp.
                               
  • Mango Halwa : A delicious variation to the regular halwa is this Mango halwa, where Alphonso mango puree is added to the suji halwa to make it all the more flavorful and appealing . 
                               
  • Mango Ice cream : Mango Ice Cream can be easily made at home and that too without an ice cream maker. There are many methods and this ice cream can me made using heavy cream or milk maid. But in this post i have stuck to the traditional method, using full cream milk and cream. Have reduced the milk to half its quantity, used little corn flour as a thickener , Fresh cream , mango pulp and sugar. The ice cream came out to be super soft. 

                               
  • Mango Falooda Mango Falooda is a North Indian rich pudding like dessert , which is layered beautifully with mango puree , mango custard , chopped mango chunks and mango ice cream. An absolute palate pleaser , i would rather call it a heavenly mango dessert. The rose syrup and the sabja seeds give a cooling effect and the falooda sev adds in to the different textures in the layers of this falooda. You can both drink and eat this multi layered beverage cum dessert :)
                               
  • Aamras Aamras is a delicious sweet mango treat , popular in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Basically it is a pulp or puree of a ripe mango which is usually flavoured with Saffron and Cardamom. Aamras is usually consumed with hot Pooris or chapati. In many parts of Maharashtra, Puran Poli and Aamras are served together during summers as a part of festive meals . 
                               
  • Mango Coconut Fudge : A tasty variation to the regular khoprapak is this Mango coconut fudge . This fudge made from classic combo of mango and coconut is simply irresistible. The barfi is crumbly yet soft and delicate and the best part is that it does not become hard after setting. Have used fresh scrapped coconut and Alphonso pulp in this recipe. Addition of fresh cream  makes the fudge soft and rich and Cardamom powder compliments it very well.
                               
  • Soft Mango Bites : These are very handy, flavorful and ready to pop candies , great for kids and serve best to satisfy sweet craving for all age groups. I have used Alphonso Mango pulp in this recipe which imparts rich golden colour as well as an irresistible aroma and the Saffron and Cardamom add to the richness of this candy !
                              

For tongue tickling, raw mango recipes, do check my posts on
  • Spicy Raw Mango Pickle : Raw mango pickle or Aam ka achar is loved in nearly every house hold in India with lots of variation as we move from region to region.Here i am going to share the Authentic Maharashtrian Style Ammbyacha Lonacha (name in Marathi) recipe. This recipe is close to my heart as this is been passed on to every daughter from her mother from generations in our family and also as none of us dare to modify it even a bit. 
     
                            
  • Aam Ka Murabba : 
    Aam ka Murabba or Ambyacha Muramba is a simple sweet and tangy preserve made from raw mangoes. It is served as a side dish with spicy curries and goes well with chapati and khakras. 
    I am sharing here  a typical Maharashtrian recipe of muramba generally made from hard and sour unripe mangoes. 

                            
  • Methamba / Kairas Methamba  or Kairas is a tongue ticking summer special Maharashtrian recipe made from raw mangoes. Methamba word can be split as Methi ( Fenugreek) + Amba ( which means Mango) . Also Kairas originates from two words, kai coming from kairi (raw mango) and ras (juice). So basically Methamba or Kairas is a raw mango preparation seasoned with fenugreek seeds and simmered in its juices. Kairas is sweetened with jaggery and gets its spicy kick from red chilly powder. So it has bitterness from fenugreek seeds, is sweet , spicy and tangy all at the same time. 
                            
  • Raw Mango Chutney
    Kairi in Marathi means Raw Mango and this chutney is prepared using soaked Chana dal , hence the name. This raw Mango Chutney is also called Ambe dal or vatli dal and is very popular spring delicacy from Maharashtra.
                            
  • Kairi Panha / Raw Mango DrinkKairicha Panha is a traditional Maharashtrian raw mango drink . It is called Aam (mango) Panna in Hindi. One can find this healthy and refreshing summer coolant drink in almost every house in Maharashtra in hot summer months of March and April when , raw mango is easily available. A perfect thirst quencher ,  Kairi Panha is offered to guest as a welcome drink. It is also in the fixed menu of Chaitra Gauri Haldi kumkum and is served along with Kairichi Dal.
                            

Note: Click on the highlighted words of the dishes for the respective recipes.

I hope you like to try out some of these scrumptious mango recipes for yourself. If you do so, feel free to drop in your thoughts and feedback  in the comment section below. Also let us know if you want me to share a mango recipe, which is close to your heart.
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30 comments :

  1. Just in time for mango season!! Love all of them :)

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    1. Thank you so much ..I am glad you liked my post 🤗

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  2. Oh man, I am literally drooling over your delicious mango recipes. These are just perfect to enjoy the nice fresh summer mangoes.

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    1. Absolutely..do give them a try..thanks for stopping by and for this lovely feedback

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  3. Wow Poonam I am drooling. Mango is one of my favourite fruit. Amazing collection. Thanks for sharing it on summer season or you can say mango season. Lovely share 😊

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    1. Mango is my family favorite too di..thank you

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  4. Very droolworthy post i must say here, all your mango dishes rocks. In time for mango season, definitely useful for many Poonam, well done dear.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Priya..I am glad you found the post useful and droolesome

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  5. Now is the time to make and enjoy these mango delights..

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    1. Thank you Shobha. Do try out the recipes and share your feedback with us. Happy cooking !

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  6. It's flooding mangoes in Poonam's kitchen!! What a collection.

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    1. Absolutely Ravneet. My family is a Mango lover and We keep waiting eagerly for Mango season to arrive...thank you

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  7. Your set of droolsome recipes kept me staring at my screen for such a long time, an incredible collection for mango lovers just like me ;) Thanks for the share!

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  8. I have been looking at these yummy recipes of an on now. Lovely share.

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  9. Awesome compilation and great recipes :)

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  10. Lovely collection of mango recipes Poonam. It's true, difficult to resist mangoes.

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  11. I'm spoilt for choice here! A truly droolicious collection but my heart is going back to the falooda recipe again and again! 😊😋

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    1. Falooda is truly irresistible..thank you 😃

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  12. Mango is my top favourite fruit in any form...I'm drooling over these lovely collection of mango recipes....Great share!!

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  13. I love the mango season. And mango is versatile. I can use it in sweet as well as savory dishes. Your list of mango recipes are making me drool. Yummy😚😚

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  14. Lovely mango recipes. I am big fan of mangoes. Looking forward to try these recipes.

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    1. Do give it a try Uma. I am sure you would love it 😃

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  15. Meticulous as ever poonam, your recipes are so full of life. love this collection

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