Summer is there for mangoes and nostalgia and as we enjoy the mystical and fascinating king of fruits for a limited time of the year, we decided to make the most of it with some special recipes like Ras No Fajeto or Mango Kadhi and Mango Shahi Tukda do. They say the love of mangoes is not an “aam” baat, so we decided to make “mango” alluring every day this summer by adding traditional flavors with a touch of modernity with these recipes from Mango Kadhi and Mango Shahi Connect Tukda.
It’s that time of year again when the cravings for mango delicacies are at their peak, as the mango season has finally arrived and, besides being a delicious fruit, the immense health benefits of the tropical fruit are not overlooked can. Check out the recipes and health benefits below.
1. Ras No Fajeto (Mango Kadhi) Recipe
Ras No Fajeto or Mango Kadhi (Chef Udit Maheshwari)
Ingredients for the kadhi:
Yogurt – 225 g
Ginger, chopped – ½ inch piece
Green chillies – 3 whole
Ghee – 4 tbsp
Methi seeds – ¼ tsp
Sarson seeds – ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Heeng – a pinch
Whole red chillies, dry – 3-4
Curry leaves – 14-15
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Pureed mango – 250 ml
Salt to taste
Ingredients for tempering:
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Whole red chillies, dry – 1-2
Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
Method for the Kadhi:
Grind the sour yogurt, ginger, green chillies, turmeric and besan until smooth. Heat the ghee in a kadhai and after heating add the heeng. As soon as it smells fragrant, add the curry leaves, whole red chillies, sarson, cumin and methi seeds.
Reduce the heat and add the yogurt mixture, stirring constantly. Keep stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. As soon as the mixture has come to a boil, reduce the heat and add the mango puree, simmer for a few more minutes.
Temperature control method:
Heat the ghee in a small pan. After heating, add the whole red chillies and the chilli powder. Pour over the prepared kadhi and remove from the heat. Enjoy!
2. Mango Shahi Tukda recipe
Mango Shahi Tukda (Chef Udit Maheshwari)
Ingredients for the ricotta cheese:
Whole milk 1 liter
Lemon juice 10 ml
Salt a pinch
Sugar 50 g
Toasted almonds 10 gm
Raisins 10 g
Ingredients for the mango sauce:
Mango puree 225 gm
Condensed milk 50 gm
Sugar 30 g
Lemon juice 4-5 tbsp
Ingredients for the bread:
Bread slices 6 pieces
Sugar 70 g
Water 100 ml
Green cardamom 2-3 pieces
Ghee 120 g
Method for the ricotta cheese:
Heat whole milk & sugar together to 85 ° C, stirring occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the pan. Once the temperature is up, reduce the heat and add the lemon juice, stir gently and you will see the curd begin to appear after a few minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand for about 20-25 minutes. In the meantime, line a sieve with muslin cloth. Carefully remove the ricotta and place in the sieve lined with muslin. Let them drain for 15-20 minutes. If you make it longer it will get too dry. After cooling, add the sugar, toasted almonds and raisins.
Method for the mango sauce:
Puree the mangoes. After pureeing, mix the sugar and condensed milk. Season to taste and add lemon juice to taste. Put in a cool place.
Method for the bread:
Mix the sugar, cardamom and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it cook until it reaches the consistency of a single string. Once you’re done, take the heat off. Cut the bread into a shape that suits you.
Melt the ghee in a kadhai and deep-fry the bread. Dip in the sugar syrup with a fork, remove and lay out on a plate. Fill the bread slices with ricotta and leave to cool in the refrigerator.
Just before serving, top with the cooled mango sauce and some chopped, roasted pistachios. Enjoy!
(Recipes: Chef Udit Maheshwari, Executive Chef and Co-Founder, Pitaara Kitchen)
Unless consumed excessively, there are no side effects of consuming mangoes, which are high in vitamin C, cleanse the skin from the inside, treat pores, and add a glow to the skin. Their vitamin C content helps in the production of skin protein – collagen.
The fruit is essential for healthy hair thanks to its vitamin A and keratin content, which promotes hair growth and health, protects cells from harmful radicals thanks to its numerous antioxidants, reduces facial wrinkles and prevents sagging skin, and also rich in nutrients such as vitamin K, potassium and magnesium.
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