A juicy, pulpy mango is a must-have in summer. Aamras and puri, mango milkshake, mangoes chopped into cubes with ice cream or yoghurt, are all-time favourites which no one can resist. Chefs today, are however more creative and have begun to create some culinary delights with mangoes- both raw and fresh, to wow the diner’s palate. And it is not in sweet dishes alone that mangoes are used. Mangoes being versatile, are used in both raw and fresh form in savoury dishes as well. So step into these 10 places in Mumbai and tantalise your taste buds with an array of unforgettable mango treats.
Kairi Ras Tart at The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel
This delectable treat created by Chef Thomas Zacharias boasts of unique flavours. The creamy tart with Kairi Custard is tart and sweet and the crisp base provides the right amount of crunch. The Brulee Meringue topping with a dash of chilli powder will tease your taste buds mercilessly.
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Red snapper poke at O Pedro, BKC
Mango need not be incorporated into sweet dishes only. This chilled coconut milk curry with chilli and fermented raw mango is not only a palate pleaser that pairs well with rice but is also refreshing in summer.
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Old Monk spiked mango tart at Monkey Bar, Bandra
Rum-spiked caramelized mango, vanilla and mango cream in an almond tart, is a heady dessert at Monkey Bar, you will not easily forget.
Mango Sticky Rice at Mango Tree, Juhu
Khao Niew Mamuang or sweet white sticky rice, black sticky rice with sliced sweet mango and pandanus tapioca pearls, is the quintessential Thai dish which every mango lover indulges in. Mango Tree serves an authentic one that will make you drool.
Mango and avocado salad with mint, rocket and coconut emulsion at JW Marriott, Mumbai, Juhu
This salad with a melange of textures and flavours makes use of mango and enhances the flavour quotient. Aesthetically presented it is a treat for the eyes too.
Malaysian Oven roast Mango Chicken at The Bombay Bronx, Breach Candy
This delicious savoury dish with robust flavours is a treat no carnivore can miss. The addition of mango ups the flavours considerably and imparts a unique texture too.
Tropique at La Folie Lab, Lower Parel
Yuzu Mango Crème, Vanilla Mousse, Pistachio Cake, Pistachio Praline, combine to make this creamy and indulgent dessert, which is light and flavourful and replete with distinct mango flavours.
Mango Jalebi at Rajdhani, Ghatkopar
Mango has been skilfully used in this popular Indian sweet and the resultant crisp, sweet jalebi, infused with mango in the batter, is fried to perfection. This is the perfect way to round off one’s meal.
Mango Mascarpone Crepes at Poetry by Love ad Cheesecake, Kalaghoda
Mango and mascarpone cheese is a match made in heaven and crepes stuffed with this sinful filling are stuff dreams are made of.
Alphonso Mango Parfait at The Parfait Company, Mumbai Central
This easy-on-the-wallet place offers a Mango Parfait that is unparalleled in flavours. This rich, smooth and creamy dessert will leave you craving for more.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.