The burst of the tropical fruit brings in a sunshine dose of vitamin C as you savour it. Mango has been a hero in desserts but thanks to its versatility, it can also shine in spicy, tartish preparations.
Food for thought
Forget the pickles, curries and salads, there are several ingenious ways of celebrating the mango beyond the blooming desserts. But is it challenging to use mangoes in savoury preps? Says Rahul Desai, head chef, Bloom Cafe, Mumbai,
“Finding the right balance between the sweet taste and other savoury ingredients is a fine balance, just as maintaining their texture during cooking, and navigating the varying levels of sweetness and acidity across different varieties of mangoes.”
“Instead of the typical potato and pea filling, try stuffing samosas with fresh, homemade mango chutney for a deliciously sweet and tangy twist. For a mouth-watering combination of sweet and spicy version, glaze chicken wings with a blend of mango, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and fresh red chillies. You can even replace the boring tomato salsa with a spicy mango salsa laced with chilli flakes or peri peri masala on those crunchy tacos. The pairing of mango and jalapeños will undoubtedly prove to …
Shilpi Madan for Sunday Herald