Yes, not done with mangoes yet! Why should we be? The markets are full of mangoes from different parts of the world – Indian Mangoes remain my favorite – this is not me being biased, I promise! mangoes from the Dominican Republic are next on my list
If you have not tried Indian mangoes yet, I suggest trying some this year, trust me, it will change your life – they tend to be high on flavor, texture, aroma, color & taste.
They certainly tick a lot of boxes for me while shopping for mangoes. If mangoes are the king of fruits then, the king of mangoes are the Alphonso variety from India – They are not called ‘The King of Mangoes’ for no reason – these guys send you to mango heaven within the first bite!!
The region’s culture/art is best represented by the beloved paisley design – no coincidence there!
India cultivates many varieties of mangoes and not to mention, the hundreds of traditional homemade recipes passed on through generations using mangoes which include pickles, salads, curries, desserts…
I hope to share some these recipes with you in my future posts
Here is a simple treat we used to eat as kids sometimes, instead of ice cream during the hot summer months! I hope you like it…
Time: 10mins Serves: 2
- 2 large mangoes (I’ve used Alphonso’s here! If they are not available go for a very sweet, flavorsome & juicy variety )
- 150 grams of thick, creamy yogurt (I’ve used Greek yogurt this time)
- Some pomegranates for the effect! (optional)
Wash & chop the mangoes and add into a blender.
Tip on chopping mangoes include, peel the skin first using a peeler, then cut into sections and finally using your hands squeeze all the excess juices from the seed/ stone left in the end to avoid any wastage
Grind to a smooth paste.
Next, in a mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt & mango pulp together, serve with a sprinkle of pomegranate – Ta da!
Tip: If you prefer it sweeter then add some honey or agave nectar to balance it out – I recommend buying sweeter mangoes instead!
This recipe was inspired by fellow food blogger Anushruthi RK from Divine Taste – Thank you!