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Mango Mania - Mango Recipes

Mango Mania

After coming to USA, we always talk about our Des (India). Everybody has a long list of things they miss about India. Our family, friends, festivals, food and Mangoes. Yes mangoes, the national fruit of India, the food of GOD. Everybody has so many fond memories associated with mangoes. Mango is a part of our rich culture. We use mango leaves for making torans with marigold flowers which are used to decorate the archways on festivals and even use it for Satyanarayan pooja with kalash.


We all love mango a lot and love mango in all its forms. Remember those days of eating sour, unripe mangoes with salt and chilli. There are so many popular dishes made with unripe mangoes which is known as kairi. In summer heat nothing is more soothing than the cooling summer drink called panna or panha. Different types of pickles, chutneys, methi-amba, chunda, moramba, aampapadi, ambapoli, etc. So many yummy dishes.  And to top it all, its the amaras, thick pulp/juice of mangoes . Every mango season I keep dreaming about eating aamras-puri.  OMG, really missing mangoes a lot.


Hence we thought of creating something special for our all our mango lovers. In this mango season, we will come with lot of mouthwatering mango recipes. So let's begin our journey...

 

Recipe 1 - Mango Sundae

Recipe 2 - Mango Lassi

Recipe 3 - Raw Mango Panha

Recipe 4 - Spicy Raw Mango Rice

Recipe 5 - Mango Crepe

Recipe 6 - Methi - Mango Pickle

Recipe 7 - Mango Shorba

Recipe 8 – Mango Margarita

Recipe 9 - Mango Pie

Recipe 10 - Amrakhand

Recipe 11 - Raw Mango & Cilantro (Kairi-Coriander) Chutney

Recipe 12 - Mango Beet Relish

Recipe 13 - Mango Mousse

Recipe 14 - Mango Salsa


Mango Sundae

My son loves Sundae. He loves mangoes too. I created this especially for him. But I am sure you all are going to love this. So enjoy!!!!!

Ingredients:

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (I prefer Alden's Organic & All Natural Vanilla bean ice Cream)

Two Ripe Mangoes

Chopped Walnuts / Pistachios /  any other nuts you like

One Can of Mango Pulp


How to Make:
Remove the mango skin and cut them into small pieces.  Keep few big slices separately to decorate the sundae. Put one big scoop of ice cream into the bowl. Put one layer of mangoes. Put one more scoop of ice cream. Top it with 2-3 tablespoons of mango pulp and chopped nuts. Decorate it 2-3 slices of mangoes.

Note: Mango pulp is easily available in Indian grocery Stores. I prefer Ratna Alphonso Pulp. But there are a lot of other varieties available. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream on the sundae. Alden's organic Ice cream is available In Whole Foods Market.

Mango Panha

This is the third recipe in our Mango Mania Series. Kairicha panha is a refreshing raw mango drink for hot summer afternoons.

Ingredients:

- 1 Cup Pulp of Raw Mango (approx. from 1 raw mango)

- ½ Cup Sugar

- 5-6 Cups of Water

- 1 Teaspoon Salt

- ¼ Teaspoon Cardamom Powder

- Few strands of saffron

- Ice Cubes while serving

 

How to Make:

Remove the raw mango skin and cut them into big pieces.  Remove the big seed. Boil the pieces in the water until they become very soft. Keep the remaining water to use in the panha. I prefer to boil them in the pressure cooker. Let it cool. Make a puee of the boiled mango in the blender (approx 1 cup). Add cardamom powder, sugar, salt and saffron. blend until it becomes smooth. Add 1 cup of water in the blender and mix it well. Pour the puree intl the pitcher. Add the remaining water and stir it well. Serve it chilled.

 

Note: Raw mango is available in Indian grocery stores. You can adjust the salt and sugar as per your taste. Panha is sweet and tangy in taste.

Spicy Raw Mango Rice

spicy raw mango rice

The fourth recipe in our Mango Mania series is the Spicy Raw Mango Rice.

 

Ingredients:

- 4 cups cooked rice

- 10-12 curry leaves

- 1 green chilli, finely chopped

- 4 dry red chillies, halved

- 1 tsp urad dal

- 1/2 cup raw peanuts

- 1 cup grated raw mango

- 1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida

- 1/4 tsp turmeric

- 3/4 tsp salt

- 4 tbsp vegetable/canola oil

 

How To Make:

Heat oil in a wok or shallow pan. Turn the heat to medium and fry peanuts in the oil. When amost done, add hing, turmeric, urad dal, chillies, curry leaves . When chillies are browned, add the grated mango and salt. Mix all these ingradients well and turn off the heat. Let it cool a little bit and then fold the mixture into the rice until all the rice turns yellow. Garnish with finely chopped cilanto.

 

Note: If the raw mango is not very sour, sprinkle some lemon juice per taste and mix well with the rice.

Mango Crepe

I love to go to this place that serves crepes. The idea of making a mango crepe took shape as we were discussing mango mania. My kids loved this creation, hope yours will enjoy it too. This is our fifth recipe in the Mango Mania Series.

 

Ingredients:
For Mango filling
- 1 mango peeled and diced
- 3/4 cup mango pulp
- 3-4 tsp sugar
For crepe
- 3/4 cup pancake mix (substitute it with Maida or flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp oil
- 3/4 cup milk

- Ghee or butter

 

How To Make:

Filling
In a pan heat the diced mango, mango pulp and sugar. Stir the mixture continuously until it thickens. Set it aside.

Crepe
Beat the egg, milk and oil. Add the pancake mix. Heat griddle on medium heat and use ghee or butter to grease. Pour about 1/4 cup batter and spread it on the griddle to make thin crepe (dosas or thin pancakes). Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned. Turn it over and cook for about 30 seconds. Remove it and give the crepe a cut using the spatula all the way to the center. Spread about 1 tbsp of the filling on the crepe and fold it over.

Makes about 6 crepes.

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