Posts Tagged ‘Mangoes’

NRI’s: Don’t miss out on mangoes this summer!

May 31, 2013

Visiting India in Summers? The much awaited mango season is here. From farmers markets to shopping malls and grocery stores- oh wait, even the artificial bottled ones on TV commercials are making rampant efforts to make you savor some of those juicy mangoes, and why not when they are so delicious and bring back memories straight out of your nostalgic labyrinth.

Green ones cut into tiny squares and spiced up with mustard sauce or ripe yellow ones with cream and vanilla ice-cream- the possibilities of finding tasty pleasures are endless. But what about it being a “warm-fruit”? Well, mangoes do generate considerable amount of heat but not if you follow this simple trick: before you have a mango, cut its end and soak it in water for an hour or two which takes off the heat from it while keeping all the nutrients in it like vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium, antioxidants, beta-carotene and minerals intact.

So, go pick up some mangoes while on-tour and try out our simple and healthy recipes with the king of fruits this summer that’ll get you totally hooked to mangoes and of course, the way we enjoy mangoes.

Must Have Mango Lassi


1 mango chopped

1 cup plain yogurt

4-8 tsp sugar (depends on the sourness of the yogurt or the mango)

½ tbsp almonds ground


Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend. Thin it with water as required. Lassi’s consistency is that of a smoothie and hence take care of that! Chill and serve over crushed ice.

Tryout The Thai Mango Salad


2 raw mangoes

¼ cup sliced red bell pepper

¼ cup roasted peanuts coarsely ground

1 tbsp finely sliced onions

1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro

1 tsp finely chopped mint leaves

1 tsp finely chopped green chili or to taste


1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp lime juice

1 – 2 tbsp brown sugar

Salt to taste


Mix all the ingredients for the salad.

Blend the ingredients for the dressing.

Add to the salad, and toss well.

Adjust seasoning to taste, serve chilled.

Mango Cream and Fruit


1 can alphanso mango pulp (available in Indian grocery stores)

1 quart vanilla ice-cream

¼ tsp cardamom powder

Sugar to taste

1 can fruit cocktail chunks


Mix all the ingredients, except the fruit cocktail chunks. Add the fruit cocktail chunks, chill and serve cold.


Mango Masti – Those Were the Days!!

May 25, 2010

It’s indelibly printed in the mind of every Indian. It’s an intrinsic part of every summer. You can call it just a fruit but it’s so much more than that. It’s a part of our lives…a luscious, delicious juicy mango.

The perfect summer vacations? Running around in the sun all day and then returning home in the evening, sometimes if we are lucky to a tub full of cold water, filled to the brim with mangoes. Ah…heaven! Our face’s light up fondly as we recount our childhood growing up in India. Those were the days – Carefree and Deliciously spent staining ourselves and everything around us with the bright intoxicating yellow! Having grown up amidst mango trees, the sweet smell of the fruit is imprinted in all our memories of Summer. Tackling the fruit almost became an art form as we grew older!

Growing up, our love affair with the mango grows deeper. The gorgeous yellow and red of the fruit filled up every street corner in our cities back home now. From the chutneys and achaars and shakes and the kulfis.the very thought can make one’s mouth water at the very thought. The humble mango took on so many more interesting forms, but each as delicious as the other, if not more! It became the only respite and the only thing worthwhile as the hot summer sun lashed down on us!

The last thought that comes to one’s mind would be the scrumptious Aamras Puri that’s made all over India, how our mothers would serve it to us, generally leaving little or none for themselves!!Dont you wish you could have a plate of mum’s hand made aamrus puri right now??!!


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