You can never have enough of it!!
Are you a mango lover?
This season I enjoyed loads of this stone fruit, nothing comparable to the mango gardens of my parents back home, so many varieties starting from Dasheri, Safeda, Chausa, Langra some local names which I remember since childhood days. The other day I was talking to my mum and she mentioned this year there was a great produce of mangoes with the season coming to an end now. It tempted me to get my last box here, though must admit have been very greedy with mangoes this year every time I bought a box with a recipe in mind, just could not resist enjoying every bite of this juicy pulpy fruit, so addictive.
Also am a bit fussy since childhood days of picking mangoes to my choice just a pampered kid and cannot get over this practice.
My 4years Little Miss is very observant, said “Mummie you should share your bites, sharing is caring, otherwise your tummy will be like Peppa’s Daddy 🐷”
Mommie had no words to express😂😂😂🤣& struck by innocence.
Finally last box of the season ends with this enticing healthy bowl of Mango Raita (Indian dip), which has all the flavours your taste bud is hunting for.
- Tempering Pan
- 600 ml fresh yogurt
- 2 small to medium size ripe mangoes, diced
- 1-2 green chilli, deseed & chopped
- 1/4 tsp chilli flakes, adjust to taste (optional)
- 1-2 tbsp honey (optional )
- Black salt to taste
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp brown mustard seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1-2 strings fresh curry leaves
- Leave some tempering to garnish raita
- To prepare this refreshing raita recipe, wash, peel and dice the mangoes. I prefer it this way, alternatively use the store bought ready to stir in cut pieces of mango.
- Now whisk the yoghurt until smooth in a large bowl. Add black salt, honey, chilli flakes and chopped deseeded green chillies.
- Take a tempering pan, add oil, mustard & fennel seeds. Let it splutter for few seconds on the low flame, Remove from heat, add the curry leaves now. Do not forget to save a little of tempering to garnish the raita later.
- Throw in the diced mango bites to whisked yoghurt batter, stir in the tempering and cover with lid for a minute. This will infuse the spices beautifully to the raita mixture delivering a tongue licking taste.
- Transfer it to serving bowl, garnish with remaining tempering.
- Relish this accompaniment with any meal and snacks of your choice.