Showing posts with label mango. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mango. Show all posts

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
How are you all? I am happy to be again in Indian Cooking Challenge this month. And I am happy to take this challenge because I need to use mangoes and that too are from our trees. Its always a very happy feeling to use the vegetables, fruits grown from our backyard. Now a days, I use raw mangoes in everything. In rice, chutney, curry, upma, thalipeeth... list goes on.

And now Srivalli"s challenge. 
She has followed Varada's recipe which is really just perfect for this season. Its sweet, its sour, its tangy and it has the fresh taste of fresh mustard seeds... Ohh! I really loved it. Thanks to Valli and Varada. The color of the dish itself drives you crazy!!


Raw mango - 1/4 kg
Part I~
Mustard seeds(small and red ones) - 1/2 cup
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Haldi- 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 cup(color should be strong)
Jaggery - 3/4 cup(original recipe has 1cup)
Salt - 1/2 cup
water - 1/2 cup or less, (add little first)

For tempering
Oil -1/2 cup(I have used ground nut oil)
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Haldi -1/2 tbsp
HIng -1/2 tsp

Wash and peel the mangoes.
Deseed and cut into small cubes(smaller the better)
grate it into a pulp.(I liked the cubes)
Heat oil in a kadai.
Add the mustard seeds, allow to splutter.
Add haldi and hing.
Remove from the fire and allow it to cool fully.

Mix all the ingredients under part one and turn into fine paste.
Add this to the mango cubes. Mix well.
Pour the tempered oil.
Mix well, adjust the seasoning.
Enjoy this super duper pickle for breakfast, lunch, dinner.... or in between as a snack with bread or biscuit or chips...

Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Living in a season where you are  breathing mango, I am here with one more recipe with mango. I brought it from OUR Potluck Party partner ,  Sini of Sini's Menu.....The Kitchenmagic.......MANGO PAYASAM
Should I say I am lucky to get this recipe? Yes, because its easy, its quick, its tasty and yummy, its available now and I would not have tried it if I was not in Potluck party.
It has gone into my favorite dessert list to prepare when more guests are in. The best thing is you can use canned mango when its out of season. 

Coming to my recipe,

if you check Sini's blog, her dish looks different, the payasam looks different color, may be because, we both used different variety of mango or may be the jaggery I used is darker and more red in color than her. And her paysam looks thick, again may be because of the thickness of the coconut milk. 
Whatever, my payasam was really very good, tasty and different. My family loved it and again, I got little to taste :-(.

Mango - 3, ripe, (I used the small ones with fibre, though Sini has told to use without, but I did not had any option)
Jaggery,- I pureed the mango and checked the qty of the puree and took the jaggery 1/2 of it, because the mangoes were very sweet.
Water -little more than the qty of jaggery
Coconut milk - 3/4 cup, thick(see notes)
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup, thin (See notes)
Ghee - 1 tsp+1 tbsp
Salt a pinch
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp,
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Dry ginger powder - a pinch
Dry coconut pieces - 1 tbsp 

Wash, peel and puree the mangoes.
check the quantity and take half of  the jaggery.
Melt the jaggery with water and cook till its dissolved . 
Strain it to remove the dirt and keep it aside.
Take a thick bottomed kadai, add mango puree and the jaggery syrup in it .Mix well and boil it for a minute.
Add 1 tsp ghee and keep on cooking on a low flame, stirring continuous.
Cook till thick consistency.
Add ginger powder and mix well. 
Add the thin coconut milk slowly and cook till it turns thick.
Now add the thick coconut milk and cardamom powder. Mix well and DO NOT allow to boil as it curdles the payasam.
Take it from the heat.
Heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry the nuts and coconut pieces separately.
Add these to the payasam.
Allow it to cool,
have it warm or chilled :-)

Thanks Jagruti once again.

Keep Smiling, 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mango Lassi

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
MANGO!!!! Again !! :-), Can't help it, got so many mangoes at home. Not understanding what to do! Aamras is common now a days in my menu :-(.
The other day I made Mango mousse, but it did not come out well.  One day I made mango milk shake, I made Mango Mug cake.. what else has remained now? Hey, yes I made Mango Chutney, Mango ice kulfi,. Did not take photos :-( But will make soon and post the recipes too.
Today's recipe is very easy and quick.
NO need of giving any ingredients or method, right??
Still I am giving it.

Mangoes - 3 big, ripe and with more pulp(I used the fruits from our tree, it has more fibre, but it was sweet and pulpy)
Sugar - according to the taste of mango. My mangoes are very sweet, I used just 2 tbsp of sugar.
Fresh yogurt - 1 cup
Salt a pinch
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Cold water - 1/2 cup(if you find the lassi very thick)

Wash, clean, peel the mangoes.
Make the puree of the pulp. Discard the seed.
Take all the ingredients and add it to pulp.
Churn in a grinder or juicer to thick consistency.


Serve it Chilled
Isn't it easy???

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Mango, the King of all the Fruits, tastes the best, let it be in any size or shape or of any variety. Show me the person who does not like mangoes. 
And we all have a very sweet memories with raw mango and pickles and chutneys.
When I became the part of the event Potluck party, Cyber style! - Fun and the Challeng...which Jagruti have started, I did not had second thoughts about posting this as my first entry to her event., A very nice idea by her(as usual), but the plus point of this event is you will also gain the popularity while promoting other blogger. The basic motto of this event is to GROW TOGETHER.
I love you Jagruti for getting such a fantastic idea. And I loved the cute lady on the logo..

Here is the recipe for an instant pickle which is very tasty. You can keep it for 15 days or so, but in my house, it never lasts for a week. There are two reasons for it, one is pickle is not my cup of tea !!! it gets spoiled very soon even after taking all the safety measures. And the second one is my husband and elder daughter consider it as a vegetable not a side dish :-)
I am more connected with this because these mangoes are directly picked from our trees.

So enjoy our favourite side dish:
Raw Mangoes - 10
For Masala:
Oil - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp, crushed
Methi seed powder - 1 tsp
A picnh of Hing(I used crystal ones, and just a size of 2 mustard seeds)
Salt to taste (I have used crystal salt and crushed into powder, but optional, if you have add it, it gives unique taste)
Red Chilly Powder - 3 tbsp or as per the taste of your chilly powder. (I Have used the home made chilly powder)
Haldi or turmeric powder -1 tsp
Sugar - 1/8 cup
For tadka:
Oil -1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 10-15

Soak the mangoes in a clean water for 15 minutes. Clean well. Remove and dry each mango with clean cloth.
Allow to dry for some time(half an hour)
Cut in to small size cubs with clean knife. I used the old traditional vegetable cutter 
(picture courtesy konkanifoodie (I forgot to click the photo of my cutter, I will add the photo once I am back to my place))
Transfer these into sterilized jar or the clean jar in which you are going to store the pickle.
Add the crushed salt or normal salt to the jar mix well and keep it aside.
Heat kadai and add 1/4 cup of oil. When hot. reduce the flame and add methi seeds powder, mustard seed powder and hing. Off the flame. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder. Allow it to cool.
Add the mixture to the jar. Mix well. Add sugar and mix well.
Keep it covered for half a day.
For Tadka,
Heat 1 tbsp oil.
Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Remove from the heat. 
Add it to the pickle jar once cool.
Mix well.

Sending this to two events:
One is Jagruti's 

and the other one is 
Nanaya's (simplysensationalfood

Announcing Event Lets Cook ~Pickles

Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vegan Mango Cake(Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Two years back....
I was scared of baking. The word itself made me sweat.. I never thought that I will start baking one day.
But there is always first step and we learn to walk only when we start that first step and keep on falling down and getting up again. Each fall is a lesson for us to keep the next step carefully. This is what happened with me here.
There are many times that I have wasted the whole cake, I have felt bad for the money I spent for the ingredients and taken oath that I will never bake the cake :-),. But every oath ended within 7 days. Again I had tried and again another failure...
But, now, may be I will not be a great baker or can get a job in baker's cake.. but definitely I can bake a cake which my kids love to have. I can bake a cake for my kid's small parties..
Here is my Nth number of cake... This also was a failure because I used Rice flour instead of APF..
When  I am talking about the cakes and bakes,, I would love to thank many bloggers here, who are my inspiration to keep my baking fire on in my mind..
(It definitely doesn't mean that  other bloggers are not my inspiration, but when it comes to baking, I just love to dig into these blogs and every time I have got perfect recipes. It is me who is not good at baking.) How can I forget the tips by Aparna S Mallya on how to preheat the oven before we start baking and few more. Thanks dear.
Champa of  Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen
Suma of   Cakes And More!
 Raaga of The Singing Chef 
Ria of  ♥Ria's Collection♥  and
Deeba of Passionate About baking
I don't know when will I reach their level!!!!!...
Thanks all for the great help.. You all are my teachers.
Coming to today's cake,
I have followed the recipe from Champa. :-), I think I mailed her several times with many dumb questions,before I baked this cake, and even after I baked these. But each time, she replied me promptly and with proper solution. Thanks dear.
You know that first time it was a disaster as I used rice flour.. But again I tried baking it and it came out very nice.. I enjoyed each bite..
This was the disaster cake which I prepared using rice :-))))

Click  Vegan Mango Cake for the original recipe

Sending it to the ongoing event 
Which is started by ME.

Celebrate Sweets - Cakes

Keep Smiling,

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mango Palu or Mango rasa

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I am really sorry for not posting this recipe soon. I know mango season is getting over and we need raw mangoes for this recipe. I don't know the name for this recipe but it has a mixed taste of pickle, jam, gulumb...
Its the best with anything, roti, chapati, rice, idly, dosa, bread.....
The best part is you can make and store in the fridge for months together and enjoy the mango even when there is no mango season.
I will come directly to the recipe.
Actually there are two ways I prepare. One is you can not keep as we add onion in it.
The second one is told by my best friend Aunradha. 
I love this version and can go on nibbling again.

Mangoes - 10 to 12, (raw or half raw is fine, I used half raw, the mangoes were almost yellow)
Oil - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 2 tbsp
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3 to 4 tbsp (adjust according to your taste)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Hing - 1 tsp or 
if using stoned hing, use just a pepper size.
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 1/4 cup or more(Again check with your taste)
Water - 2 cups or little more to make thick paste

  1. Wash the mangoes, wipe to dry full.
  2. Cut in to small pieces, keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai.
  4. When hot, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. 
  5. Add cumin seeds, methi seeds and hing.
  6. Saute for few seconds.
  7. Add the red chilly powder, jaggery, salt and turmeric powder.
  8. Saute for a minute.
  9. Add the mangoes. Fry for 2 minutes.
  10. Add the water. Mix well.
  11. Cover and cook till the mangoes are cooked.
  12. Keep checking for the water. add if you feel its getting dry.
  13. Adjust the seasoning and cook till the oil starts leaving the sides.
  14. Cool it and store it in a glass jar or Plastic jar.
  15. It can be stored in refrigerator for months.

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Raw Mango Chutney - the best chutney from my kitchen

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Mangoes! Mangoes!! everywhere! I love mangoes! who doesn't?? Its always fun for me to try new recipes with Mango. This chutney I made yesterday back was just too yummy to finish!!! yes, I did not wanted to finish it fast so kept on nibbling like a mouse(nibbling the cheese).
Its the usual method which is prepared in each house. But this time it tasted some thing special.
Here is the recipe I want to give before I forget as I just went on adding the ingredients (imagining the taste) available in front of me  :-)
Two days back, we got mangoes from our trees in the garden. Mom ordered to keep the good mangoes to make pickle. I used the broken mango to make this chutney.

Raw Mango - 1, big

To roast with 1 tsp oil
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Chana dal - 1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Dry coconut - 1/4 cup, grated
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp(optional, but I love it)
Ginger - 1/2", cleaned and chopped
Dry coriander seeds - ONLY 4 TO 6 SEEDS
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - handful
Dry red chilly - 1

To add 
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Jaggery - 1 tbsp
Hing - stoned- one pepper size or  a pinch of powder
Oil - 1tsp
Water to make the chutney wet, may be few drops or just 1/4 cup

Method :
  • Wash and peel the mango, cut into cubes or grate it.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, 
  • Start adding the things the way I have written down the ingredients. Slowly roasting one by one till red chilly.
  • Once everything is roasted well and you get nice aroma, Add the mango, fry for a minute and remove from the fire.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Add all the ingredients and grind into a coarse paste, adjust the seasoning and grind again but keep it coarse.
  • The raw mango chutney is ready to serve..

Yesterday I ate it with Jowar Dosa for breakfast, I ate with chapati for lunch and I had with hot rice for dinner.

And again today morning I had it with Thalipeeth, still saved it for tomorrow(Ants are great inspiration for me :-)) My friend saved the chutney by coming as I prepared Chinese food and I had no option to eat it :-)

Have I gone mad??? no I have gone mango :-))))))

Keep nibbling,
Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Microwave Mango Halwa (Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
All of you know that I have a sweet tooth (sets of sweet teeth!!! ). And Mango is my favorite fruit(who does not like mango??????   ). 
When I was going through Srivalli's   Mango Mela ...   I got this recipe from Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes, I could not wait to make it. Immediately I tried it!!! (Thanks Valli for holding such wonderful events that one can access to many blogs with variety of food from one place)

And!!! I got it right!! It tasted divine!! It tasted like Mango flavored  Sohan Halwa (which we get in Market or sweet shops). I finished it within half a day, (gave little to mom, and my kids do not like sweet). 
Click Mango Halwa for the recipe.I am also giving the details.
Mango pulp - 1 cup (Sweet mango is better)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp to 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp 
Finely chopped almonds - 1 tbsp
Transfer the Mango pulp and sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Keep it on HIGH for 10 minutes, keep stirring in between. Add ghee and cook in microwave for another 2 minutes. Now add half of chopped almonds, cardamom powder and cook for one more minute.
Spread remaining chopped almonds in a bowl. Add the halwa in that bowl, press it nicely, and turn upside down on a serving plate.
The Halwa is ready to eat!!
Thanks Priya for so wonderful recipe.

Keep Smiling,

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Mango Season!! Is there anyone who does not fall for mango!!! We can prepare many dishes with mango. Already many of my blogging friends have posted the recipes with mango. I am also here with Aamras or shikarni ( ಶಿಕರ್ಣಿ), which is famous in summer season. You can have it with Rice poli, Puran poli, Puri or chapati. Tastes great with anything.
This time, Mangoes are very less seen in the market. My husband got it from a village. He got the Aapus variety. Actually, Kalmi variety is used to make the Aamras, but as he did not get it, I managed to prepare it with Aapus only. We have to cut and eat Aapus variety mangoes.
He likes Puri with aamras. so, It is for him!! Puri Aamras is a great combination!!
I am giving the recipe for Aamras. 
Juicy mangoes - 3 to 4
Jaggery - 1 cup, crushed(adjust the quantity according the the sweetness of mango and jaggery)
Cardamom powder - 1/4tsp
Ripe banana - 1, sliced into small cubes
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Wash the mangoes and keep in water for some time. Remove from the water and peel the skin. Squeeze the mangoes and take a pulp in a big bowl. Keep the mangoes in another bowl. When all the mangoes are over and kept in a bowl, add little warm drinking water. Squeeze these mangoes again in a first bowl to take out all the pulp! 
Add all other ingredients and blend it with a blender only for few seconds. Keep it in the fridge, till you prepare the puris. Click here for puri recipe.
Keep smiling,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Raw Mango Chutney

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
On Ugadi day, we got the first batch of lovely raw mangoes from our trees. And, now mango is in every food we make. Mango is added in UPMA,SABMHAR, DAL, THALIPEETH, RICE, COCONUT CHUTNEY.
But here I am giving pure raw mango chutney.
Tastes great with rice, chapati, bread, Idly, Dosa, Paddhu...... list goes on.
As usual, I liked to  have it just like that!!!
I have tried to keep all the ingredients to make a chutney in one plate.

Raw mango -1 cup, cleaned and cubed in to small pieces
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 2 tbsp
Jaggery - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Dry coconut - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - few
Hing - pinch
Salt to taste
Dry roast Chana dal, dry coconut. Mix all the ingredients with it and blend in to a coarse chutney. Mango chutney is ready to serve. You can store it in a fridge for 2 to 3 days. 
Keep Smiling,

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