Have fun with Mangoes

June 22, 2007

by Bridget White Kumar

Mangoes, “The King of Fruits” has flooded the market with its many varieties. While the green mangoes are used for pickles and chutneys, the ripe fruit can be used in a variety of tasteful and delicious ways. Here are a few of them.
 
1. MANGO CRUMBLE
Serves 6 – Preparation time 1 hour

Ingredients
2 cups ripe mango pieces
4 tablespoons sugar
2 cups wheat flour / atta
5 tablespoons butter
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
 
Mix all the above ingredients together lightly together with a fork. Transfer to a greased baking dish and bake in a moderate oven for 30 to 35 minutes until the top is golden brown. Remove and cool. Serve with custard or icecream.
 
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2. MANGO PUDDING
Serves 6 – Preparation time 1 hour

Ingredients
1 cup mango pulp
2 cups cream
1 tablespoon gelatin
½ cup sugar powdered
½ teaspoon yellow food colour
4 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
¼ cup water
3 cherries for decoration
 
Whip the cream with the sugar, vanilla essence and yellow food colour. Soak the gelatin in ¼ cup of water then dissolve it over low heat till it melts completely. When cool, add to the cream mixture. Mix in the mango pulp and nuts. Pour into a suitable glass dish or mould and leave in the refrigerator to set. Garnish with cherries.
 
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3. MANGO MOUSSE
Serves 6 – Preparation time 1 hour

Ingredients
1 cup mango pulp either fresh or canned
½ litre cold milk
200 grams cream
4 tablespoons suga
2 tablespoons gelati
 
Soak gelatin with a cup of cold water for 10 minutes in a saucepan, and then cook over low heat till it dissolves completely. Add the mango puree, sugar and milk and simmer till the mixture thickens. Remove from heat then fold in the cream. Pour into a mould or dish (rinsed in cold water) and allow to set for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

(Bridget White Kumar is a Bangalore based author of 5 Cookery books specializing in Anglo-Indian Cuisine.)

Also taste:
Mango Lassi

20 Responses to “Have fun with Mangoes”

  1. Cuckoo Says:

    More than anything else, I like to eat ripe mangoes… with both hands… my mouth, chin, nose also enjoying the taste.😛


  2. CUckoo,🙂 My son just demonstrated this technique yesterday night – so much so that he had to take a bath again…🙂

  3. Vani Says:

    Bellur,

    You are due a Mango Lassi! And already these other ones….:-(

  4. rk Says:

    cuckoo,
    i think the dress will also get to taste the mangoes!😉
    btw, i love the mango smell when i walk or drive across a mango gaadi/ stall more than eating it. that’s bcoz the collective smell is always sweet (while eating, sometimes you may get a sour one….nothing like that with the smell!)

    mohan,
    katthige uddhane towel kattibidi…. btw, thandi shuru aaythu. hushaaru!

    vani,
    got this contribution from ms. bridget. hence the tasty post just before the mango season ends!
    andha haage, kodbale mango lassili adhgond thindre henge?

  5. pArijAta Says:

    Ah, mango, the king of fruits.

    Can’t wait to get home and try at least one of these recipes!

    bellur avare,
    mango lassi jote Enu tindrU chennAgiratte.

  6. NAREN Says:

    Thanks….Bridget White Kumar.. Will try these some day.

    Kodebale with Mango Mousse will be nice.. My English Mentor is good expert in Kodebale.

  7. NAREN Says:

    kodbale mango lassili adhgond thindre henge?

    Ooops!!!!! Bellur anna i cant stop laughing………

  8. sia Says:

    every indian kids fond memories is connected with mangoes… i love mangoes, both raw and ripe. i can very well imagine just biting and sucking the whole mango and enjoying that sweet, sticky juice squirting all over my chin, arms and cloths. Pure bliss… bellur, r u getting inspired by food blogs and planning to start ur own food blog by any chance?

  9. rk Says:

    parijata & naren,
    great to know you’ll be trying a recipe soon!
    ms. bridget will surely like your enthusiasm.

    sia,
    i love good food and fruits. and i post something related to it on and off. when there are great food blogs like yours, i can relax and enjoy the wonderful recipes and pictures.

    now one may ask: with the same logic, when there are several fantastic blogs, why don’t you relax and enjoy them too?

    my reply would be: of course i am enjoying them now too. but i want to read the excellent articles and see fantastic photographs like how i was doing before being a blogger. i want to retire from blog world. and i may do it soon!

  10. shark Says:

    no wonder mango is called as the king of fruits🙂

    But I heard that the season is almost getting over😦
    I somehow feel this time it was not that “plenty”!


  11. Hi RK,

    Can’t wait for mango season here in Oz. Some months ago I wrote a post about a great Indian drink – mango fool.

    Cheers

    David

  12. some body Says:

    ramki:

    do you get vegetarian gelatin in bengalooru?

    – s.b.

  13. neela Says:

    mangoes are going,going..g o n e (i don’t count neelams as mangoes-you know why)
    Goan maankurs are my favourites.I make do with bainganpalli when in kalpakkam and with eeshaadi when in Hubli..

  14. neela Says:

    ma’am, is there an alternative ingrdient for gelatin?

  15. bachodi Says:

    I dont understand , Mango tinnoke ishtondu kashta padbeka ? seedha tinnodalva ?

  16. neela Says:

    @bach: I too feel the same. Maybe when you want to include mangoes in all the meals you tend to search for such recipes.Or those who can’t enjoy mangoes in the natural( Koti -tinno style -personally I feel that’s the best way though) …people tend to search for more refined methods.


  17. Dear Neela
    You could substitute Gelatin with China Grass or a little Corn flour if gelatin is not available.
    Bridget

  18. neela Says:

    Thanks Bridgetji.

  19. Maureen Says:

    I have fond and delicious memories of mangoes.
    I also liked the green mangoes with chilli powder and salt sold
    near our school in Coimbatore.


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