“Keep Calm this is the season for Aam”
The one thing I am glad in the summers is because of the King of Fruits – Mango! This Yellow, sweet, pulpy and succulent fruit is just a boon for the humanity! The flavor and texture vary across cultivars. In India alone, there are around 283 types of mangoes, out of which only 30 are well-known. India is the largest producer of mangoes in the world and it’s an important Agricultural fruit of the country. It is simply amazing that each of the variety of mangoes has a unique taste.
5 most famous varieties of mangoes and their origin.
1. Alphonso – Ratnagiri / Devgarh Hapus, Maharashtra
– One of the best variety and expensive too.
2. Badami – Karnataka Alphonso
– They are called Alphonso of Karnataka because of the similar texture and taste
3. Dasheri – Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh
– Most famous variety in North India. Also just wash it well and you need no knife no plate. Just a dozen of them
4. Totapuri – South India
– Famous mango found primarily in south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. These are oblong with prominent beak in shape and about 6 – 8 inches long. It has rich aromatic flavour and is delicious in which sweetness and acidity are delicately blended.
5. Mulgoba – Tamil Nadu
– One of the earlier mango varietals originating from the south of India and it’s considered by many to be the best tasting in the world
Did you even know that these Mango varieties existed? If you visit these states do not miss the chance to taste them.
Apart from being a God’s Gift straight from heaven, Mangoes have a lot of health benefits! WHOAH!
Here are few of the many benefits so that you have tons of reason for binge eating!
Yearning for a flawless skin, you better bite into a mango and VOILA! Eating mangoes cleanse the skin from inside, treats pores and give a glow to your skin. Mangoes are rich in tartaric, malic acid and also contain traces of citric acid, which together helps in maintaining alkali reserve of our body. Now you may not believe this one, but Mangoes aids in weight loss. Being rich in a lot of vitamins and essential nutrients, a mango can make you feel fuller. Mangoes are loaded in fibrous content, that boosts in digestive function and burns those unwanted calories. Loaded with vitamin A, makes it a perfect fruit to improve the eyesight. It also prevents night blindness and dry eyes. Termed as ‘Super Fruit’, Mangoes helps counter heat stokes, eating it cools you down immediately and refreshes you.
Mango has been found to prevent colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancer. It contains antioxidants such as quercetin, fisetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, gallic acid and methyl gallate and this altogether helps protect our body.
Thank me later!
I am sure these reasons and benefits alone have increased your love for mangoes a thousand manifold.
This summer I bring you some exquisite recipes that you can make from Mangoes. Enjoy the summers and try my recipes!
A deadly combination of two most loved ingredients that quench your thirst in summer like no other! It can be your ideal breakfast or drool-worthy dessert to end the day. This smoothie bowls is a tempting, sweet-tooth gratifying, filling way to start, break up or end a long day. You might just glue yourself on, blissfully spooning back Chocolate Mango Smoothie bowls every day.
Termed as Sabji of the summer- Kache Aam ki Sabji is a must have during this hot season. Raw mango is sweet sour and mouthwatering. The fruit’s sapidity not only adds a zing to the palate, its pulpiness adds to the dish’s texture. And it’s a healthy coolant that one needs to survive Indian summers.
If you want to know “where is the pulp”? Well, head to your kitchen and follow this recipe!
A thick, creamy and pulpy mango milkshake is a boon on a hot summer day. The pulpy texture just enhances the overall taste of Mango milkshake. Just by adding the extra pulp doubles the nutrient and fiber content of mango milkshake. It is a true summer delight.
4. Aam Panna
The most sought-after ‘Welcome drink’ Aam Panna is hand down the most refreshing drink to have during summer. An ultimate cooing drink is one of the best to include in our diets.
Be it the guest of kids returning from school these 3 different flavors of Aam Panna will not only revive them but also leave them asking for more!
All our memories of train journeys and school lunchboxes are reminiscent of aim ka achaar. The spicy pickle lights up a humble meal of hot rice and dal or plain paranthas. Now to make an authentic aam ka achaar one has to wait for 3-4 days, right?
With my recipe, you can instantly make a great Aam ka achaar.
It’s the season of Mango and that’s the reason it becomes a great ingredient for some of the best dishes- drinks, shakes, desserts. If you have already had the shakes and ice creams, its time now to try a sensational dessert. Mango Mousse.
Made with just 3 ingredients the dish has the same light and airy texture that leaves you satisfied with every spoonful.
7. Mango Lassi
Nothing says summer like a glass full of luscious Mango Lassi! This popular yogurt-based Indian drink is like a mango milkshake that you can have for breakfast.
Lassi is a popular yogurt-based dish from India. The popular version (world famous I would say), is the sweet one, which is made by adding just sugar or fruits. Since this is the season of Mangoes don’t let it go by, without having a chilled and gorgeous glass of Mango Lassi.
You shall not let the summer pass without a Mango Thick Shake. I know you won’t or at least this recipe will ensure that.
A chilled glass full of lush, creamy and thick Mango Milkshake with dollops of your favorite ice cream and a handsome flavor from cardamom makes it the best summer thirst quencher. I have few tips and tricks to make this amazing Mango milk/thick shake that will have your folks go bonkers.
9. Mango Salsa
Tired of the old regular Salsa?
I have just the perfect seasonal Salsa recipe for you and that is Mango Salsa. It is a party of flavors on your palate. The sweetness from mango chunks will pep up the existing salsa flavors. I bet this mango salsa would be fantastic on tacos or just about any fresh, Mexican-themed dish. It goes well with chips, guacamole, and black bean tacos. Serve it on a salad or just eat it straight out of the bowl as a salad
It is the season of mangoes. Use mangoes at home to try out fresh mango desserts. Biscuit and mango pudding is an easy and fast to make mango dessert. Mango pudding is neither too sweet nor too heavy.
This instant mango biscuit pudding is a pure delight as it’s simply scrumptious and gooey in each bite. It not only looks exotic but tastes amazing!
Enjoy the mango season to the fullest with my exclusive Mango recipes.
Happy Summers! Happy Cooking!
Siddhi Panchal is a food blogger at CookingwithSiddhi and food aficionado who loves to cook. Her cooking skills cover a range of Indian and international cuisines. Her aim is to enable other food enthusiasts explore their love for food by helping them cook delectable dishes from India and around the world.