The mango is often called the “king of fruits”. It is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C. Most mangoes are kidney-shaped, oval or round. The mango has a smooth leathery skin that surrounds a juicy yellow or orange pulp and hard inner pith. The skin colour may be green, or various shades of orange, red or yellow. Mangoes can be made into milkshakes, ice cream and also added in salads.
Grown in plenty all over India, raw mangoes can be prepared either in daily cooking or as a preserves in the form of pickles and chutneys. In the raw form, mangoes have a high content of carbohydrate, traces of iron and protein as well as vitamins A and C.

Aam Papad
Dessert, Fruits and Vegetables, Mango, Sweets

Mango Bars / Aam Papad

Yay! The Mango season is finally here. Time to snack on some delicious home made Mango Bars. When I was little, we would always travel to our Grandma’s place during summers. One of the major stations enroute used to be Vijayawada. As children, my cousins and I used to await […]

Mango Pulissery (Mambazha Pulissery)
Mango, Onam, South Indian

Mango Pulissery

Mango Pulissery is an authentic and traditional dish from the Kerala cuisine. A lip-smacking dish, it is an integral part of the Onam Sadhya menu. Ingredients: Ripe Mango – 1 Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp Water – 1 cup Curd – 1/2 cup Salt […]

Mango Peda
Christmas, Diwali, Mango, Onam, Paneer, Sweets

Mango Peda

Peda is a popular and traditional North Indian sweet made during festivals and occasions. The Mango Peda is a super simple recipe and makes for a great dessert to any festival, special occasion or parties. This peda is very popular during the summer months as the mangoes are in season. […]

Mavadu (Tender Baby Mangoes)
Mango, Rice

Mavadu Fried Rice

Mavadu (or Tender Baby Mangoes) is a very popular summer time variety of green mangoes used to make pickles. In this recipe, the mangoes are used to make a fried rice variety that can be served for lunch. Ingredients: Mavadu (tender baby mangoes) – 10 Boiled Rice – 2 cups […]

Aamras Ke Kofte
Chicken, Mango, Mutton and Lamb

Aamras Ke Kofte

A dish from the Mughlai cuisine where minced meatballs are made from a mixture of bengal gram, mango pulp and spices. Best served with rotis, rice, pulao or chapatis. Ingredients: Minced Meat (Lamb or Chicken) – 300 gms, cleaned, washed and pat dried Onions – 2, finely chopped Ginger Garlic […]

Mango Kara Kuzhambu
Mango, Sambar

Mango Kara Kuzhambu

A delicious, simple and easy to make Kara Kuzhambu using ripe mangoes. Popular during summer season and in parts of Tamil Nadu, this is best served with hot rice. Ingredients: Mango – 1, ripe, diced Tamarind Extract – 2 cups Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 1/2 cup, peeled, chopped Green Chillies […]