Alphonso.. Dasehri .. Kesar .. just these names make one’s mouth water. The intense aroma, the bright yellow color, the sweetness, are attributes that make mangoes so irresistible. Certainly, it is mangoes that mark the arrival of summer. Filled with gusto, the season brings in a wide variety of fruits to choose from. It is not just the being delicious part that makes them everybody’s favourite; they are also quite nutritious. This tropical fruit helps tackle cholesterol issues and is a good antidote for skin problems. Here are some easy mango recipes one needs to try at home.
1) MANGO CHEESECAKE
This one is for those who have an intense craving for cheese. A smooth layer of creamy cheese topped with mango pulp and slices is something that needs to be tasted.
Process biscuits until they are finely crushed
Add butter and press over the base of a 20cm springform pan. Chill for 15 mins or until firm.
Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Fold in the cream. Whisk the gelatine and hot water in a small bowl until the gelatine dissolves.
Stir 1/4 cup of cream cheese mixture into the gelatine mixture, then add to the remaining mixture and mix well
Pour half the cream cheese mixture over the biscuit base
Top with half the mango slices, then remaining cream cheese mixture
Refrigerate over night
Top it with sliced mango before serving.
2) MANGO ICECREAM
Love ice cream for dessert ??? Well, then here is something you can try. A scoop of delicious home made mango ice cream topped with chocolate sauce or honey, with may be some berries to go along with it.
Make mango puree and add the required amount of sugar to it.
Pour some cream in a bowl.
Add 1/4 cup of sugar and start beating cream till you get a nice stiff peak. Be careful not to over beat.
Add mango puree and vanilla
Pour into a shallow container for quick setting.Refrigerate for 4 hrs.
Take out from freezer, cut into pieces and add to blender.
Blend it till smooth.Freeze it till it sets.
3) MANGO PULISSERRY
Not much into sweets? Then, this is what you may love to taste. Flavors of coconut, curry leaves and mustard seeds stand out in this south Indian dish.
4) AAM PANNA
Have a crush on raw mangoes? Take a sip from this drink and you will certainly fall in love with its tangy taste. Made with mango pulp, cumin, and mint leaves, it is quite an ideal drink to quench your thirst on hot summer days and also is the remedy for heat strokes. Do enjoy its freshness.
Roast a mango directly on a slow-medium flame.
Let the mango cool completely.
Peel off its skin.
Chop it into pieces.
Blend it with roasted cumin powder, black salt, black pepper powder and salt.
Blend it to a smooth puree.
Add about 2 tablespoons of pulp to a glass.
Pour chilled water, stir it.
5) MANGO CHICKEN CURRY
It’s not just in drinks and desserts that mangoes can be served/ used.If you are into creamy, spicy chicken curry then this recipe is worth a try. The spicy seasoning and the rich coconut cream add flavor to this dish.This can be served with chapatis or even with rice.
Heat oil in pan.
Add curry paste, garlic and stir for about 30 sec.
Reduce the flame a bit. Add chicken and cook for about 15 min.
Add mango,sauce,sugar,mushrooms to this.
Garnish with toppings of your choice.
6) MANGO-PEACH SANGRIA
Sangria is one of the best drinks to opt for during summers. It is usually made using red wine. Mango and peach is one good combination to go with white wine. They have a pleasant, light floral aroma which complements the drink.
1 bottle (750 ml) white wine
(rec. Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc)
1 cup mango juice
1/3 cup sugar, or to taste
1 1/2 cup diced mango
1 cup peeled diced peaches
2 tbsp triple sec
Combine wine, mango juice and sugar in a large bowl. Stir well. Add in the diced fruit and triple sec.
Chill at least 2 hours before serving.