Juicy, delicious and sweet – mangoes add a world of pleasure to any kind of dessert they are used in and the great news is they taste just as brilliant in savoury recipes too! So forget about the tarts, pies and ice creams and get ready to gorge on the king of fruits in a delicious savoury avatar. Here are 8 recipes that add spice to the quintessential sweet-tangy mango taste and make you see these gorgeous fruits in a whole new light!
Mango achar mocktail
We promised you mango recipes with a savoury twist and this one is filled with oomph. The sweetness of mangoes complimented and spruced up with a kick from a good old aam ka achar and a dash of tobasco – this mocktail is spicy in a really sweet way!
Coolest mango soup
Just thinking about it is going to make you drool - Little pieces of pickled jalapenos, sweet corn kernels and charred bell pepper dices floating together in sweetish mango and cucumber soup base. It is light, refreshing and colourful – just like how every summer dish should be.
High protein mango salad
Full of protein from quinoa this salad is a burst of flavour and texture. Crunchy quinoa, sweet mangoes, fresh herbs, tart olives and a squeeze of lemon juice – it has all the ingredients of a satisfying light meal. This one has the potential of becoming your new favourite salad!
Mango salsa sev puri
This is the simplest and most exotic twist you can put to a good old sev puri. Just top up the crisp puris with this sweet and fiery mango salsa, plenty of sev and fresh coriander and you have a fancy tropical version of this all-time favourite chaat!
Tropical fruit sasam
Biting into pieces of sweet mangoes and pineapples that have soaked up the flavours of mustard seeds, curry leaves, chillies and coconut has been described as heaven by people who have tasted his curry. We suggest you try it out yourself (with some boiled rice) and let us know your verdict too!
Mango marinated fish kababs
Delicate chunks of fish slathered in a sweet savoury mango marinade and then given the perfect smoky chargrill - just the sight of this one is enough to make mouths water. Serve them as a starter with a generous squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkling of fresh mint leaves and they are going to be a show stealer at any party.
Not so aam kadhi
Gujarati’s love a hint of sweet in their food and that is probably what makes this mango kadhi such a popular recipe. Made with simple spices and gram flour – mango provides an amazing sweet tangy twist to the kadhi. Just pour it over steamed rice and get a taste of heaven in each bite.
Fiery mango chicken wings
The spicy-sweet taste of wings in a barbeque sauce has us all wowed, but you are going to forget all about it once you taste this spicy-sweet-tangy mango version! A mix of fragrant fiery spices and herbs balanced with a hint of mango pulp – makes this one a go to wing recipe, especially when it mango season!
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