Mango, Memories & More

As we often hear, mango is the king of fruits, but for all of us, it is the king of memories as it has been connected to our very close memories of helping our grandmother or mother prepare the very famous 'Aam ka achar' or for our member of #AmrutamFamily, Sakshi Dobhal, it is being served some cold Aam Panna on a hot summer day. Hence we feel mangos play an important role in preserving these memories in our minds.

Even now slowly but surely, you've started noticing that the Mango Boxes have been increasing in your house, and your favorite cafes and restaurants have added a special mango menu to their board.

So we thought we should also contribute to the mango madness with our favorite recipes handpicked from our team's and followers' kitchens, beginning from the basic breakfast to the very lavish dessert at the end of the day.

Cinnamon Mango Overnight Oats

Having a healthy breakfast starts the day off right, and nothing says a healthy breakfast like Oats. The presumptions about oats may make it seem like a boring breakfast, but we know the right way to spice it up.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mango, diced
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Chia seeds

Steps:

  • Add Oats to your container of choice and pour in milk and yogurt.
  • Mix in vanilla extract. 
  • Add a layer of mango. 
  • Top off with a drizzle of honey and chia seeds. 
  • Place in fridge and enjoy in the morning or a few hours later. 
  • Let it steep for at least 8 hours in a refrigerator.

Mango Salad

If you find yourself waking up a little bit late on a Sunday morning and can't seem to decide what to eat, you can always prepare this easy mango salad.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped mangoes
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper 
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion 
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon honey 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Steps:

  • Chop the mangos. Dice the bell pepper. Chop the cucumber. Thinly slice the red onion. Chop the mint and coriander. Place them all in a medium bowl.
  • Mix the lime juice, olive oil, and honey in a small bowl. 
  • Add to the bowl with the mango and vegetables, then add the salt and mix to combine.

Mango Rice

Let's enjoy a traditional Karnataka cuisine dish for lunch, which will add a bit of spice to your culinary adventure.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup of raw mango (grated)
  • 1/2tsp of mustard
  • 1/2 tsp of urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp of chana dal
  • 1 tsp of groundnut
  • 2 green chili
  • 1 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp of sprig turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp of sesame oil
  • Salt to taste

Steps:

  • In a pan add sesame oil and mustard. Once mustard crackles add urad dal, channa dal, and green chili. Now add curry leaves, asafoetida, and turmeric powder.
  • Add the cooked rice. Mix well
  • Add the grated mango with salt to taste.
  • Mix well & Mango Rice is ready. 

"Mango rice in rains is the definition of nostalgia for me"

Janhavi Gangani

Mango Milkshake

And for the Liner part of the day, you can always trust this recipe as it won't disappoint you, as as a milkshake can never go wrong.

Ingredients:

  • 1 chopped mango 
  •  ¾ cup cold milk
  • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)
  • Sugar or jaggery as per taste (optional)

Steps:

  • Add chopped mango to a blender.
  • Add milk and the ice cubes.
  • Blend to a smooth consistency. Adjust the consistency according to your preference by adding more milk.
  • Pour in glasses & serve it.

My Mom's special Mango Milkshake, which would taste even better after all the running around I did during the summer vacations.

Simran Sharma

Aamras

And this last recipe might turn you into Joey from Friends, and you might end up saying "Joey doesn't share food", since who doesn't like a good dessert that can be made with only a few ingredients?

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Chopped Mangoes (Preferably Alphonso)
  • 0.13 teaspoon cardamom powder (ground cardamom)
  • Sugar or jaggery as per taste(Optional)
  • Milk or water (Optional)

Steps:

  • Add the chopped mangoes to a blender. 
  • Blend to a smooth pulp. (You can add any type of sweetener if necessary)
  • Transfer the mango pulp to a bowl.
  • Add the cardamom powder.
  • Mix very well. You can also add milk or water to adjust the consistency according to your preference.
  • And voila! Your dessert is ready. 

You can eat it on its own or with hot puris, just how our community member Shristi Shetty likes it - 

"Aamras! Having aamras puri for lunch during summer vacations was pure bliss."

 

And with that we have come to the end of the recipe list, adding a touch of mango to every meal of the day.

We hope that you love & try the above recipes and have a Mango-nificent month ahead!

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