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Easy, Yummy Ripe Mangoes Recipes

Chitrangada has nutrition in mind when cooking for her family. Making tasty nutritious food is a skill she has perfected over the years.

Mango—The king of fruits.

Mango—The king of fruits.

Mango: The King of fruits.

  • When you pass through the roads in the rural areas of India, by the train or by the road, during the month of April-May, you will be delighted to see the lined up, Mango trees, in the Mango Orchards, with loads of Mangoes on it.
  • And the coo--coo, the sweet singing of the Cuckoo or the Asian Koel is the sign that---—Yes, the Mangoes are arriving.
  • The summer season is synonymous with Mangoes in India. And the best part of this season is perhaps this, that you get to enjoy this delicious, mouth watering fruit.
  • Young or old, everyone loves it’s heavenly taste, and discovers new ways of eating it.
  • Mangoes are grown almost in all parts of Southeast Asia, but as regards India, it enjoys the privilege of being the national fruit.
  • There are many varieties grown in different parts of India, each one giving a competition to the other.
  • Some of the popular varieties of Indian mangoes are— Langda, Dussehri, Maldah, Alphanso, Safeda, Phajli, Kesar and many-many more.
Ripe mangoes

Ripe mangoes

Mango fruit cream dessert recipe

Mango fruit cream dessert recipe

Mango lassi

Mango lassi

4 Easy To Make Mango Recipes

1. Mango Fruit Cream Dessert Recipe:

Ingredients:

1. One or two ripe mangoes;

2. One liter of toned milk;

3. one teaspoonful sugar( optional);

4. Two tablespoonful of full cream.

Method:

1. Wash, clean and peel the mangoes, cut into bite sized pieces and keep aside.

2. Boil the milk and reduce it to almost half.

3. Mix sugar but since the mangoes are quite sweet you can skip this.

4. Allow the reduced milk to cool completely.

5. Mix the pieces of mangoes and cream and let it chill in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.

2. Mango Lassi:

Ingredients:

1. 50 grams. of low fat curd or yogurt, preferably made with skimmed milk.

2. Roughly cut pieces of one ripe mango, which is washed and cleaned properly.

3. One teaspoonful of sugar;

4. Some ice cubes;

5. Blend all the ingredients in the Mixer of your food processor or by hand mixer.

6. Serve chilled in tall glasses with ice cubes.

3. Mango Milk Shake or Smoothie:

1. A glass of full cream milk,

2. Roughly cut ripe mango slices,

3. 1 teaspoo Honey,

4. Some ice cubes,

4. A scoop of mango ice cream,

5. Crushed Cashew nuts, 2 to 3.

Method:

Blend everything in a mixer, except ice cream and cashew nuts.

Pour the smoothie in a tall glass. Carefully top with ice cream and sprinkle cashew nuts pieces on the top.

4. Sweet Mango Chutney:

1. One ripe large mango, peeled and sliced,

2. Half cup Jaggery

3. One teaspoonful Aniseeds or saunf,

4. One teaspoon pure ghee or clarified butter.

Method:

Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan.
Add aniseeds, and when they crack, add mango pieces and jaggery.

Keep the heat minimum. The jaggery will melt and start to thicken along with the mango, giving it a nice golden texture.
Stir occasionally, but take care not to break the mango pieces.

Cook for about 10 minutes. Cool and serve.


Did you know?

Did You Know?

The International Mango festival is held annually in New Delhi during Summer season.

This is organised with Government initiative in collaboration with Agricultural experts and Food processing experts.

The main idea is to showcase the many varieties grown throughout India and promote the delicious fruit.

Interactive games and quiz programs are also held to educate persons visiting the festival and the many ways in which this delicious fruit can be consumed.

Mango leaves on a Kalash

Mango leaves on a Kalash

Mangoes leaves are used to decorate entrance doors and they are called Toran

Mangoes leaves are used to decorate entrance doors and they are called Toran

10 Interesting facts about the nutritious Mango, the versatile Mango.

  1. Mango contains valuable nutrients, such as Carbohydrates and Proteins. It is rich in Vitamin A and C and other Vitamins, Iron and other essential minerals, fiber etc.
  2. Mango can be eaten both ripe and unripe and there is no end to the recipes you can create with both.
  3. Unripe Mangoes are used to make pickles, chutney, sauce, Panna, sweet or sour, dry mango powder or Ammchoor, for cooking purposes etc.
  4. Ripe mangoes can be eaten as it is, and as a dessert. It can be used to create wonderful dessert recipes, Jams, Jellies, Squash or Mango drinks.
  5. Mangoes can be canned and preserved as well.
  6. Mango tree has religious significance as well. It’s apex leaves called Aam ka pallav, is used for worship purposes.
  7. The threaded and mature leaves of mango is used to decorate entrances and homes, on festivals, weddings and other celebrations.
  8. The whole ripe mango fruit is offered to the Gods and Goddesses, and is considered very auspicious.
  9. Mangoes, or the arrival of Mangoes, its Manjaris, have been the source of inspiration for many poets and many have expressed themselves beautifully in poems with reference to the mangoes.
  10. Not only that, it has been a source of inspiration for weavers, in their Silk and Cotton Saree designs, and also for artisans creating beautiful wood or metal work, carvings on the wall etc.
Mango slices

Mango slices

How to cut a Mango, source: You tube

To Sum Up:

  • Mango is a wholesome fruit and young and old everyone is delighted to have a bite of it.
  • You can make ice cream, smoothies, milk shakes, fruit bars etc. with it.
  • Those who do not want to eat raw mango, they can cook it in sugar syrup, or in the form of jams, jellies or sweets. But do not miss to enjoy this exotic seasonal fruit.
  • Some people however, are not able to tolerate this fruit. It is advisable, to soak the mangoes in normal water for about one hour, to cool it. Then it will be easier to digest, even for them.

Mango Pudding Recipe, Source: YouTube

Some Suggested Readings

1. Famous Mango varieties in India, via Times of India https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/food-news/15-famous-mango-varieties-in-india-and-how-to-identify-them/photostory/69185528.cms

2. Mango via Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mango

3. Indian Mangoes, via Apeda http://apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/SubHead_Products/Mango.htm



Mango Orchards, source: You tube

How to grow mango from seed, source: You tube

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2014 Chitrangada Sharan

Do you love mangoes? Please share your views in the Comments section.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 04, 2015:

Thank you Nithya, for revisiting this hub and appreciating. Yes mango pickles are a must for my family too and I also make both sweet and spicy variety.

Thank you very much for stopping by!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 03, 2015:

Came back to read again, great hub about mangoes. Love mango pickles and we make it at home!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2015:

Thank you, the rawspirit, for your kind visit and comments!

So nice to learn, you are enjoying mangoes at Florida. Glad you liked the hub.

Thank you so much!

Robert Morgan from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ on June 25, 2015:

Thank you so much... We love mangos and we have so many here in Florida. I just used one in my smoothie. I look forward to using your ideas to expand the way I will be using my mangos. Blessings

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 24, 2015:

Thank you CatherineGiordano, for your kind visit and comments!

Appreciate your votes and I hope enjoy the mango season.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on May 22, 2015:

Mangos are great. They are very available in Florida now. I think they are coming from Mexico. Voted up++

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2015:

Thank you poetryman6969, for your kind visit and appreciative comments!

I agree Mango fruit is a blessing for mankind for its many nutritive benefits and they are delicious too.

Thanks for voting up this hub!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2015:

Thank you Thelma Alberts, for your lovely comments!

Raw mangoes are excellent for pickles, chutney and many more amazing recipes. Whereas ripe ones are wonderful as desserts and in desserts. Mango is a versatile fruit and one can create numerous, amazing recipes with it.

Many thanks for your warm birthday wishes. Your wishes made my day extra special. Thank you very much!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2015:

Thank you Linda, for visiting this hub and sharing your thoughts!

Mangoes are indeed delicious as well as nutritious and one can create innumerable and amazing recipes with it.

Many thanks for the warm birthday wishes. Thank you and have a good day!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2015:

Thank you AudreyHowitt, for your kind visit and comments on this hub!

Dried mangoes are indeed quite delicious. Its available in stores here as well.

Many thanks for wishing me on my birthday and making it special.

Thank you very much!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2015:

Thank you Daisy, for revisiting this hub and sharing your thoughts!

Mango season is back and I thank you for sharing this hub on HH. I hope people benefit from this hub.

Many thanks for the warm wishes on my birthday! Thanks and have a good day!

poetryman6969 on May 14, 2015:

I like mangoes. They do seem to be a golden delicious blessing.

This tasty hub has been voted up.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on May 14, 2015:

Yummy! Just thinking of unripe sour mango makes my mouth water. I love mangoes, ripe and unripe and in every way it is prepared. Happy Birthday to you.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on May 14, 2015:

I just began eating mangoes a few months ago. A friend of mine also makes a yummy mango salsa. Mangoes are delicious and nutritious, two treats in one! And a Happy Birthday to you!

Audrey Howitt from California on May 14, 2015:

I just bought some dried mangoes and love them that way! Happy Birthday!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on May 14, 2015:

Chitrangada,

I returned to read your article another time and to wish you a Happy Birthday.

I plan to purchase mangoes from the farmers market in my neighborhood when I shop there today. I'll take note of whether they're from California or Mexico.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on March 24, 2015:

Thank you Jodah, for your nice comment!

Its good to know about the wide varieties of mangoes cultivated at your place. The climate condition must be suitable there to produce mangoes in abundance.

Glad to know that you liked the hub and thanks for stopping by!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 24, 2015:

The northern states Queensland and Northern Territory here in Australia grow a lot mangoes. In Rockhampton where I used to live mango trees were everywhere and so full of fruit in Summer you could just pick up mangoes from the roadside. We have many different types to you, the most famous being Kensington Pride and Bowen Mango. Great hub with good information and recipes. Thank you for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 24, 2014:

Thank you Sunilji, for such encouraging comments!

I am glad that you liked this hub. Give my regards to your wife and enjoy the mango season!

Thanks!

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on June 24, 2014:

Wonderful ideas. My wife very passionately noted it all and is in a mood to prepare it. Thank you for sharing such fine recipe.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 23, 2014:

Thank you Daisy, for reading this hub and appreciating!

I am glad to know that Mango is available, where you live. Most of my relatives abroad buy Mangoes and its recipes from the supermarkets.

Thanks for your comments!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on June 22, 2014:

Chitrangada,

Thanks for publishing this very informative article. I live an hour and one-half by car from the Mexican border. I don't know where in Mexico they're grown, but I frequently buy mangoes from Mexico in my neighborhood farmers' market. I also but mango sorbet and mango chutney in a number of supermarkets.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 19, 2014:

Thank you rasta1, for your kind visit and comments!

Good to know that Jamaica has a lot in common with India.

Thanks!

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on June 19, 2014:

There are a lot of mango trees in my yard. I have to give most of them away. India and Jamaica has a lot in common.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 15, 2014:

Thank you, Peggy W, for your positive comments!

Glad to know that you like this seasonal fruit. In India many varieties of this seasonal fruit is grown. Many recipes can be prepared with mangoes.

Thanks for your votes!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 13, 2014:

They sell two different types of mangoes in our Houston grocery stores. My hubby and I both enjoy eating delicious ripe mangoes. Your smoothie recipe sounds delicious. I did not realize that it was the national fruit of India. Up, useful and interesting votes.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 07, 2014:

Thank you Sunshine625, for your kind visit and comments!

Glad to know that you like this delicious fruit. The more you have this fruit, you will become perfect in peeling it as well.

Thanks for your support!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 07, 2014:

Thank you rebeccamealey, for your kind visit and lovely comments!

I am glad you liked this hub. Mangoes are indeed very tempting fruit and full of nutrition too.

Thanks and have a great day!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on June 07, 2014:

I ate my first mango a year ago...I've been a fan ever since. I just haven't perfected peeling away the skin yet. Practice makes perfect :)

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on June 07, 2014:

You have me wanting mangoes! They don't grow here but are readily available in the grocery store. The serving ideas sound wonderful. Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 06, 2014:

Thank you Denise Handlon, for your visit and appreciation!

Glad to know that you liked this hub and you like mangoes as well. One thing that I wait for summer season is the arrival of this seasonal fruit, varieties of them.

Thanks for your votes and share!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 06, 2014:

Thank you aviannovice, for your visit and positive comments!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on June 05, 2014:

A wonderful hub, ChitrangadaSharan. It is filled with useful information that is helpful for our health, and a yummy recipe or two at the end. I was just telling a friend of mine that one of my favorite California memories was doing laundry at the hot Laundromat one afternoon, and a young man came around selling fresh, (cold), mango on a stick. It is one of my favorite fruits. :) Up/U/A/I

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on June 05, 2014:

I finally ate mango fruit a couple of weeks ago. It was delightful.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 05, 2014:

Thanks midget38, for your kind visit and comments!

Mangoes usually drop by themselves from the tree, when they are ripe. But most of the mangoes are plucked from the trees, when they are fully grown, but raw. Then they are packed in boxes filled with straw and get ripe by themselves. All this happens when they get the appropriate natural summer temperatures.

Thanks for your continued support!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on June 04, 2014:

I love mangoes, fresh or preserved. I have seen a few dropping from the mango trees in the park near my home recently. Hopefully, these are sweet!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 26, 2014:

Thank you teaches12345, for your kind visit and positive comments!

Mangoes are delicious and versatile and you can make a variety of delicacies with them. Glad you liked this hub. Thanks for the follow as well!

Dianna Mendez on May 26, 2014:

I just had a friend give me a mango from her backyard. These ideas will certainly help me to enjoy it better. It is the season here for these wonderful fruits. Good post and so interesting.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 23, 2014:

Thanks AliciaC, for your kind visit and comments!

Glad to know that you liked this hub about mangoes and the recipes.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 22, 2014:

I love mangoes. They are one of my favorite fruits. Thanks for sharing the information about them in this interesting hub. I love the sound of the recipes, too. They both look delicious!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 18, 2014:

Thanks suzettenaples, for your visit and appreciation of this hub about mangoes!

Glad to know that you like this delicious fruit. Yes, it has many health benefits and is versatile too. Thanks again!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 18, 2014:

Thanks ChristyWrites, for stopping by!

I am glad that you liked this hub about mangoes. Thanks for voting up and sharing too!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 18, 2014:

Thanks vespawoolf, for your kind visit and sweet comments!

I am pleased to know that you would like to try these recipes. Thanks!

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on May 17, 2014:

I had a mango for the first time in Mexico and I have loved this fruit ever since then. Thanks for the great mango recipes and I will have to try them. I am also glad to know the health benefits of this fruit.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on May 17, 2014:

How wonderful to learn more about the delicious fruit we call mango! Great information here :) Voting up and sharing too.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 17, 2014:

Wow, you have a lot of varieties of mango in India. Here in Peru the mango season is winding down but we love them. I enjoy mango lassi and would like to try your mango cream recipe. Thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 15, 2014:

Thanks prestio30, for your kind visit and comments!

Have a good day!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 15, 2014:

Thanks Bikram, for such an enthusiastic response!

Mango is certainly everyone' favorite. Hope you get them cheaper in UK, at some Indian store.

Thanks so much for your comments!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on May 15, 2014:

I love mangoes and thanks for the ingredients. Take care!

Bikram on May 15, 2014:

WOWOWWOWO.. yummmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and my favourite fruit..

sadly i wish they were affordable in uk, so expensive they are ..

but back home we had bucket fulls of them :)

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 15, 2014:

Hi Devika!

Thanks for your positive comments! May be you will find some mangoes at Indian stores or super markets.

Thanks!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 14, 2014:

Mangoes are such a great favorite of mine unfortunately we don't get much in Croatia. I like your suggestions.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2014:

Thanks vocalcoach, for your wonderful comments!

I am glad that this hub brought back your sweet memories.

Mangoes taste best when they are fully ripe and that may be the reason, you liked the taste from the market, where they are sold after carefully picking and packaging.

Thanks for the votes and share!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 14, 2014:

Thanks Vellur, for visiting this hub and your appreciative comments!

I am glad you liked the hub!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on May 13, 2014:

The years I spent living on the Island of Kauai, we were able to pick our own mangoes each day. They don't taste nearly as good when purchasing them in the markets. I really miss that. Your marvelous hub has brought back happy memories for me. Thank you. Votes up and sharing. - Audrey

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 13, 2014:

I love mangoes and mango lassi. Great hub about mangoes and everyone loves mangoes!!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 13, 2014:

Thanks Nell, for your lovely comments!

Glad you liked this hub and do try the mangoes. You will love them. Many thanks for sharing this hub.

Nell Rose from England on May 13, 2014:

HI chitrangada, I loved the recipe! I will have to go and buy some mangoes, I don't think I have ever eaten them before! I know they sell them in my local supermarket, I also loved the video, its fascinating! have a great day, nell

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 13, 2014:

Thanks choosetolive, for your visit and positive comments!

I have been to Tamilnadu and tasted the mangoes from that part of India as well. Its really delicious and blends very nicely in milkshakes.

Glad you found it interesting and informative!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 13, 2014:

Thanks Ericdierker, for your visit and lovely comments!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 13, 2014:

Thanks Kalpana, for visiting and commenting!

Mango lassi is my favorite too. Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 13, 2014:

Thanks billybuc, for reading the hub!

I am sure you can get mangoes at some supermarket.

Thanks!

Ravi and Swastha from London, Canada on May 12, 2014:

Vow. Looks so lovely. I am from Tamilnadu & near my native is one of the city (Salem). During summer, city exports more mangoes & also its very cheap to get mangoes in Salem. My lovely fruit during Summer. Milkshake looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. Vote up, interesting & informative !

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 12, 2014:

Love em eat em at least weekly. Asian, Mexican and even local.

Kalpana Iyer from India on May 12, 2014:

I love mango lassi! Can't wait to try them out myself at home. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 12, 2014:

I don't even know if we can get mangoes here, but I will look for them. Thanks for the ideas.

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