~ Adieu Mangoes ~
September is the time of the year when we
bid adieu to the ripe juicy mangoes. Although the
supermarket shelves beautifully flaunt some imported
varieties of the king fruit all around the year yet the
magic of the local sun kissed juicy aromatic varieties
are deeply missed during the off season .
Mango is a part of our culture . Besides being our national
fruit , it is believed to be favorite amongst the deities too.
The mango leaves & the mango blossoms are integral
part of the Indian ceremonies . Throughout the
centuries this divine fruit has won the hearts of millions.
Mangoes beautifully reflect the Indian summers.
Aamras or sweet mango pulp is one of the most loved
& easy to prepare mango delicacy. The pulp of the fruit
is churned , chilled & relished with Indian flatbreads or
rotis. Mango season is almost incomplete without it.
Ingredients- 2-3 ripe mangoes, 2-3 tsp sugar ( omit if the mangoes
are very sweet & juicy) , chopped dry fruits (opt), 2-3 tbsp water .
Method- Peel & roughly dice the mangoes. Blend with sugar & water
till smooth. Chill for 25-30 mins , garnish with nuts & serve.
Treat the lil ones with these homemade popsicles , these
fruities on stick are great as an afternoon snack & are
packed with the fresh fruity goodness.
Just pour the prepared Aamras in popsicle molds & freeze.
De-mold & let the yummmm yummmmm begin .
Bye bye Mangoes we will miss u till the next season.