One cannot go through summer without enjoying oodles of juicy, pulpy mangoes. 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, have become more creative and have created savoury culinary delights with mangoes - both raw and fresh. So step into these 5 places in Mumbai and tantalise your taste buds with an array of unforgettable mango treats - both sweet and savoury.
Aamras Puri at Soam, Chowpatty
A must-have in summer, a lot of places in Mumbai serve this but one must try the best. Mango pulp, chilled and served with piping hot puris, are stuff, dreams are made of. Soam, does one of the best quality aamras in Mumbai and one must savour this, while it lasts.
Mango and Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk at Nara Thai, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Western Suburbs
The perfect way to round off a delicious Thai meal at Nara, is this traditional dessert, made with glutinous rice and served with fresh mangoes and coconut milk. Made to perfection, one is never enough to satiate one’s guilty pleasures.
Mango and Chocolate Croissant at Coffee by Di Bella, Andheri West
This delectable treat where the goodness of chocolate is combined with juicy, fresh mangoes is a match made in heaven. The soft and fluffy croissant simply melts in the mouth upon the first bite and one can taste oodles of mangoes and chocolate. (refer cover image)
Fresh Mango Cheesecake at Love & Cheesecake, Powai
Mango and mascarpone cheese is a perfect match to tantalise your taste buds and this cheesecake, with a generous helping of mangoes, is a sinful treat you cannot miss this season. The perfect finale to a hot summer day.
Palak Aamras Chaat at Khandani Rajdhani, Ghatkopar
This easy-on-the-wallet place, offers a value for money mango thali during summer which offers delectable dishes made from mango - both sweet and savoury. While the desserts are predictable, this sweet and tangy palak aamras chaat with a medley of flavours and textures is an unparalleled dish, which one must try.
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.