Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mango Maniac

Every year, we eagerly wait for the summer break. Not only we can go bed late, no homework to be completed, we wait our uncle and aunty from Salem. Not that we were eager to meet them after a year, we were pretty much interested to the fruit they bring to us.
Salem Mulgoa mangoes are quiet popular and tastiest one; the mango is small (like a pear size), extremely juicy. No need to slice the fruit, u got to roll between your palms vigourously, make a hole on top and suck the juice, the pit and skin is left at the end! They usually bring a basket, which contains 60 counts, everything get vanished in two days! Just miss those juicy days!
In US, the mango is flooding now they come from Mexico. The fruit is huge, yellow and perfect look wise but you got to plant your nose to get the mango smell. Nothing to compare with the fruit we get back in India.
But it doesn’t stop me to buy the unflavored mangoes! Green or ripe, I store in my fridge! Crazy huh? No, I get a huge satisfaction eating mangoes and I don’t feel nostalgic!
Coming to the recipe, one of the popular recipes with the green mango is done by my mom. I prepared in microwave, got to tell it is quiet easy in microwave.
Mango pachadi/ chutney:

For this recipe, the mango should be sour. Select the firm green mango and taste it before! If u re in US, you have 90% of chance to get a non-sour mango!

Microwave cooking time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:

Green mango peeled, sliced thinly: 2 cup
Green chillis: 2 sliced
Ginger: 2 tsp minced
Light brown sugar: ¼ cup
Salt: a pinch
Water: ½ cup

Seasoning: (I didn’t do it- but my mom does)

Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seed: ½ tsp
Curry leaves: few

Method in microwave:
Take a microwave safe bowl. Add the mango slice and ½ cup of water. Cook in microwave (high) for 5 minutes. Remove and mix with wooden spatula and keep another 3 minutes.
After 8 minutes, take out (my mango slice was cooked), add the sugar, chillis, ginger and salt, mix well. Keep again in microwave for another 2 minutes.

If you want to season: Do in separate microwave bowl. Heat oil and mustard for 2 minutes until u heard a poping sound. Take out and throw the curry leaves. U can mix with the chutney!

Mango pachadi/raita:

Will be great for side dish for any mixed rice.

Microwave cooking time: 2 minutes

Green mango peeled and diced: 1 cup
Plain yogurt/curd: 1 cup
Salt: ¼ tsp

Seasoning:
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Green chillies: 2 sliced
Curry leaves: 3 or 4 leaves

In microwave bowl, heat the oil and mustard seeds and chillies for 2 minutes! Take out add the curry leaves. Mix with yogurt and mango mixture.

Whisk the yogurt/curd and salt together. Add the diced mango and seasoning. Keep in fridge until the serving time!
* Mango chutney and mango raita is for Rachel who selected Essential extras for MEC, event originated by Srivalli
*Mango chutney, Raita and shreekhand are for Srivalli who is hosting Mango mela.
* Mango is synonym to summer, My pachadi, raita and shreekand is for Festive food:Summer treat


Dessert version

Finally the shreekhand with mango bites, When I saw to Suparna’s place, I know I gonna make it soon when I will get the mangoes. The curd is hung overnight and sugar, cardamom, nuts are mixed topped with mango bites! Would be such a luxurious dessert after any meal! I love this simple dessert for the simplicity, thanks Suparna, we enjoyed having it.
The Shreekhand with mango bites is going to MBP: Mango masti hosted by Neha, event created by Coffee

72 comments:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Mango in hot and sweet versions that sounds delectable and yummy my first visit here, shall drop by for more!!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Cham,I have heard so much about Salem mangoes..once while were touring around we got to taste some as well,don quite remember the taste tho..n that pachadi is ma favv..everything looks so good..:)

Vani said...

Oh, yeah the wonderful mango season back in India. We'd get mangoes by the basket back then.
All dishes sound wonderful Cham but for some reason, I cannot see any picture. Wll be back later to check.

Superchef said...

thats a lot of mango dishes..even i miss those nice fragrant mangoes we get in India. Love that shrikand!!

lata raja said...

Nothing to beat Salem mangoes.I miss them too. The pachchidi recipe is so easy with microwave. will try soon.

Vishali said...

Yes, mangoes here in US are nowhere comapred our Indian ones nah :). They just look good taste bland no sweetness like our ones.
LOved the microwave pachadi, raita and the mango scoops with shrikand.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Wow...drooling pictures...I miss the Salem malgoa varities here. Pachadi is my favorite side dish :)

Kalai said...

All of these look delicious, Cham! Love both sweet and sour mangoes.

Soma said...

Just the sound of mango makes me drool. we are yet to have our first, & yet for the schools to close. I am looking forward to both. every thing here looks delish, esp the srikhand & the mango raita.. never made raw mango raita.

sowmya said...

wow..love all the mango dishes..especially chutney in the mw sounds so yumm..missing mangoes here..not even had a single mango yet:((

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

what a treat for mango lovers? yummmy

Laavanya said...

Such mouthwatering mango dishes Cham - thanks for the MW method for the chutney...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

The mango madness is lovely... I love the mango shrikand and also the chutney one...
Just great dishes - awesome...

Aparna said...

Mango Maniac describes me perfectly during the season here. :) In fact the only thing I'm mourning about when the monsoons arrive is the disappearance of mangoes. And Indian mangoes are definitely the best!

A_and_N said...

I don't want to talk about mangoes :( Why do you do this, Cham?

aquadaze said...

awesome mango spread cham! I especially loved the sweetnsour mango chutney...yum!

Poornima Nair said...

Cham...both the dishes look awesome...I just love the mango pachadi.

Miri said...

The shreekhand looks delicious!! and of course raw mangoes rule for me - I try putting them into everything possible till they are around - dal, sambar...

Ushanandini said...

Mango is always the hero king! We are mangoholics! The trio recipes activated my temptingness...especially that mango shrikhand...

Prathibha said...

Lovely Mango feast...nice pics Cham..

Rachel said...

How so right you are about mangoes...and i love what you made with them..Thanks again for sending it in Cham.

Divya Kudua said...

Wow Cham..this one's truly a mango mania post:)..mangoes do make summer bearable:)!!!

sra said...

The Salem Mulgoa you described sounds just like what we call Rasaalu in AP. There are two varieties - big and small. The smaller ones are supposed to be more delicious. We had some when we went home recently.

Nithya Praveen said...

Mangoes in so many versions...lovely.I dint know abt the Salem mangoes,have had them in Bangalore thot they are from BLR.Looks wonderful Cham!

Cilantro said...

Lovely recipes.... Amazon is soon selling mangoes from India and you can also get 6 Alphonso Mangoes for $35 online.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow really a mango crazy recipes....hmm instant pachadi looks droolworthy......

Suparna said...

Hi Cham,
Mango Maniac ya tha's me too! I too have a gala time having a mango mania at home with lots of mango dishes...I loved this post of urs ... one stop for many mango recipes, shall try the raita and pachadi ur version. Thanks so much dear for trying the shrikhand :) I am honoured. beautiful presentation.nice snaps.
TC

Kayal said...

I love mangoes and its treat to see all those recipes. Wonderful. Especially the shreekhand looks so yummy.

Pooja said...

wow cham so many dishes with mangoes..All of them are looking yummy..

jayasree said...

Oh so many mango recipes in one post. Each one sounds tastier than the other. The chutney is new to me. All are looking absolutely delicious.

Priya said...

Cham,mango pachadi, raita shrikhand'nu kalakuringa ponga..am just drooling over the shrikhand...Yummm!

Divya Vikram said...

Wat an array of mango dishes. I too miss the making of a hole and sucking out the mango! Nostalgic!

Happy cook said...

Salem mangoes are one of the best cham, you were so lucky you aunt and incle brought them.
Wish i had any kind ( tasty) mangoes here.
We had them once a while and we used too love them.
Pachidi looks so so yumm.

Neha said...

Woow , so many recipes with mango, all look irresistable...

Priti said...

Yummy yum mania....looks so delicious everything....nice post Cham and thanks for the entry :)

DEESHA said...

I've never made pachadi with mangoes .. N that shrikhand looks just superb

Parita said...

All the dishes looks delicious..love the mango pachadi...

Shreya said...

Salem mangoes! wow..and to make both a pachadi and a sweet is amazing. great entries to the events.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Yummy mango dishes here

Viki's Kitchen said...

Oh..no. u reminded me of Salem Mangoes. I m craving for them:)
Mango in shirekhand and the pachadi are my favs.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow so many mango dishes. Just love them and each picture is so perfect. You are right about the mangoes here, each time i make pachidi(sweet & sour) i used to wonder if my hand lacks the touch my mom had as they don't taste like it. May be it is the mangoes.

Pavani said...

So many yummy yummy mango recipes. Everything looks delicious.

Bong Mom said...

All of those dishes look great. I had my first ripe mango of the season was pretty bland, hope to get better ones soon

Purva Desai said...

I am coming to ur place......U can count me as a Mango Maniac too......everything looks inviting and yummy

raaji said...

Most of all i liked the mango bites..Cham i couldn get to the mango bites link...

Usha said...

OOh so many mango varieties, have never tried raita with mango, this is a must try !

Uma said...

You're a Mango Magician Cham! Wow, you prepared so many yummy dishes with mango!

I like mangoes too, but lost some interest as I don't like the taste here in US compared to our Indian varieties. We get two varieties in AP as Sra said, Rasaalu and Bangenapalli (these are the most yummiest ones for me).

Vaishali said...

:) You're so right, Cham-- one does have to plant one's nose right in the mango here to get the smell. I miss all those beautiful mangoes that must be flooding the markets in India at this time.
This raita sounds delicious. Gotta try it the next time I find green mango at the Indian grocery store.

Adlak's tiny world said...

delectable feast for both eyes n tongue... m... i badly need them now... right now... send me cham.

Archy said...

Wow, so many mango dishes..
All of them look so gud..
Its true Cham, we cant compare the mangoes from here to India !!

Namratha said...

Ohhh I remember the Salem mangoes, have eaten them only once years ago, but they were so good that I haven't forgotten the taste. The shrikhand looks very good!

Vibaas said...

i love mangoes too and all your recipes are making me drool here :) yum..dont remember trying malgoas though..sounds yummy!Slurp!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..this is amazing....cham....u gave a visual treat.. :)..snaps r superb...

anudivya said...

So true, the mangoes here come nowhere close to the ones we get back home. Infact, just yesterday I got a carton of mangoes from Costco, and even though they were reasonable, I really missed the alphonso and malgova varieties that we used to have in India.
We were even talking that we should have enjoyed its abundance when we had the chance! Sigh...

Roopa said...

I love Mangoes and Apples. Your Mango srikhand is too good . I love the smooth look . The raita must have tasted awesome. I never have luck finding good mangoes here in a store we go, called Market Basket for groceries. The ones we bring always tastes raw/sour. Maybe I am not good at choosing good mangoes :) . By the way Cham, Thanks for your wishes, yes the house is around 2 miles from the Lakshmi Temple. Its behind Shaws supermarket (if you remember the Dollar Tree shop and Thai Restaurant -Krua Khun Yah)

Roopa said...

Hope you have a wonderful break ! You going for a vacation? Atho is it some good news :) ?

Curry Leaf said...

Delicious and lovely summer treats.Can't take my eyes off the shrikhand.I too store both green and ripe mangoes in the fridge,but I prefer green or raw ones to the ripe sweet ones.Never tried chutney in the microwave

Priyameena said...

Mango Raita is entirely new to me...Everthing looks awesome...

n33ma said...

I really like the 3rs photo,very creaive.So many varieties of mango.wow.

Sujatha said...

wow, thats a nice array of mango recipes, Cham! I just got some Indian Alphonoso mangoes last week and I'm relishing them everyday.. Will try your Mango Chutney soon.. thats one of my favorites!

Vij said...

I am back to blogging after a long break cham!
Good to see ur post. Lovely recipes. Yum yum yummy!

Sophie said...

Yum! I love all of the descriptions for this mango chutney :).

Sharmila said...

All the dishes look yummy ... with mango the universal favourite! :-)

Cynthia said...

Wow, there's certainly so shortage of mango recipes ideas now that mangoes are in season. Thank you!

Sireesha said...

wow looks so yummmy finger licking dear...:)

Seena said...

wonderful, cham, love to taste them.. I love mango pachadi with rice and pickle.. :P

homecooked said...

Cham...the versions of mangoes are just delicious!!! They look fantastic and I'm sure they tasted heavenly! Let me go and mourn the non-availability of alphonso mangoes here :(

Kalai said...

Yummy mango dishes.KENT mangoes are very delicious like Indian mangoes.can get it in produce stores.

Pavithra said...

Wow thats sooooooooooo yumm wonderful dishes.. feast at a time...gorgeous

veena said...

Hi Cham ...
Mango ilove any form of mango..all of these manago dishes looks so inviting and colourful ...

Lori Lynn said...

Amazing - I am learning so much, this sounds so tasty.

Thanks for participating in MLLA, the round up will post on Sunday.

Have a safe trip.
Lori Lynn

Sukanya said...

So many mango dishes and each better than the other...makes me drool seeing those lovely clicks!!!