Three delicious mango recipes that will add sweetness to summer days

 

Mango is a wonderful summer food and can be used to make a number of delicious and healthy dishes.

Summer has come and to sweeten that scorching heat, we have our beloved mango. Delicious, juicy and dynamic, the fruit is known for adding that extra flavor to a number of summer delicacies. Also known as the king of fruits, mango is loved by all generations and is an instant hit when it comes to juices or traditional sauces.

One ingredient that goes well with mangoes is walnuts. Known for their nutritional and health benefits, walnuts are a favorite choice for any drink, snack, main course, or dessert. Walnuts are a very versatile ingredient, and they blend perfectly with mangoes, making any delicacy an instant favourite.

While we all know the old school recipe, this summer try these nutty-inspired mango recipes that are sure to wow everyone around you!

1. Puneri Mastani by Chef Varun Inamdar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mango puree
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 3 cups curd
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup walnut milk
  • 1/2 cup mango ice cream
  • 4 tablespoons crushed strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mango

Preparation

1. In a blender, blend mango paste, nut milk, sugar, ice cubes, curd and mango ice cream until smooth. Reserve until another use.

2. Take a few tall glasses and add 1 tablespoon each of ground strawberries in the base. Put iced juice on top.

3. Finally, top with fresh mango cubes and serve chilled.

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Boneri Mastani. Image Courtesy: Chef Varun Inamdar
2. Chef Sabyasachi Gurai’s Tropical Mango, Walnut and Turmeric Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • Flesh from half a mango (reserve some slices for garnish)
  • A small piece of fresh turmeric
  • half a banana
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • A squeeze of lemon juice (plus a little zest for garnish)
  • 8 walnut halves
  • A handful of raspberries and blueberries
  • 1 passion fruit
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes

Preparation

1. Put the mango, turmeric, banana and coconut milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add lemon juice to taste and mix again until homogeneous.

2. Pour the juice into a bowl and garnish with mango, berries, walnuts, passion fruit, lemon zest and coconut flakes.

Tropical Mango, Walnut and Turmeric Smoothie Bowl. Image Courtesy: Chef Sabyasachi Gurai
3. Walnut Falafel with Mango Pickles by Chef Sabyasachi Gurai

Ingredients

To prepare the falafel:

  • 250gm dried green peas
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small hot green pepper
  • ½ bunch coriander
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 40 g walnuts
  • 50g chickpea flour (instead of wheat flour)
  • frying oil
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Walnut falafel with mango pickles. Image Courtesy: Chef Sabyasachi Gurai

For pickles:

  • 1 mango
  • 1 small hot green pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 40 g walnuts

Preparation

1. Soak all peas overnight in cold water.

2. For falafel, peel and chop the onion and garlic. Rinse the hot pepper and chop it finely. Rinse the cilantro, separate the leaves and chop them finely. Drain the peas and mash them with the onion, chili pepper, garlic and turmeric in a blender. Season the mixture with salt and stir in the baking soda. Chop the walnuts and roast for a short time. Then mix the walnuts and flour with the peas to form balls of dough. Heat the frying oil to 160°C and fry the balls for 3-5 minutes until golden brown. Let them dry on paper towels.

3. For pickles, peel the mango, remove the pulp from the stone and cut it into cubes. Wash the hot peppers and chop them finely. Heat the oil and fry the chili for a while. Add turmeric and mango, sprinkle with sugar and leave for 1-2 minutes. Add vinegar and raise the heat for a minute.

4. Chop the walnuts and toast them in a small pan and mix with the pickles. Serve falafel with mango pickles.

So try these delicious and healthy recipes from the comfort of your own home and enjoy the mango season!

 

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