Whether you are looking for quick and easy mango recipes with fresh, sweet, and ripe mangoes or using sour and unripe mangoes, I have the best recipe collection from around the world below.
Summertime is when all the farmer's markets are filled with a variety of mangoes and their sweet aroma. In India, mangoes are available from March to May, but some varieties are available until the end of August. However, from personal experience, the best mangoes are available in the months of April and May, as it is the peak season for this fruit. Once the rainy season starts, the mangoes won't be as sweet and have a short shelf life.
In the USA, local mangoes (from Florida, Texas, etc.,) and mangoes from Caribbean Islands, Mexico, etc., start flooding the local US markets from July to September. However, imported mangoes from India, Indonesia, Philipines, etc., are typically available in International grocery stores throughout the year.
Which type of mango is best for recipes?
Do not worry if you cannot find fresh mangoes in your local markets. You can make the mango recipes shared below, even with frozen mangoes. Also, please pay attention to the cultivar or the variety of mango when purchasing them. The best quality mangoes always taste better.
For desserts and drinks such as mango doughnuts, eggless mango bread, mango mastani, etc., I like to buy Alphonso, Kesar, Dasheri, Badami, Gulab Khaas, and Kent variety of mangoes as they are sweet, pulpy with a small seed, and not fibrous.
If a savory mango recipe, such as avnas ambe sasam, ambe upkari, etc., calls for sweet mango, I again prefer to use non-fibrous ripe mangoes. I buy other varieties of mangoes such as Totapuri, Appe Midi, etc., mainly when they are used raw (or in their unripe state) to make savory dishes such as pachadi, mango chitranna, pickles, chutney, curries, etc.
Simple Mango Recipes
The easy and healthy mango chia pudding is my favorite among all the mango recipes. This recipe is so simple that it can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Indeed, the best way to kick start your day or even as a mid-day snack to beat the summer heat. I like to serve this pudding chilled.
Below is a comprehensive list of mango recipes you can prepare in your kitchen. These recipes are not just for desserts and drinks, but I have also covered savory dishes with mango as the main ingredient that you can serve for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thai Mango Fried Rice is my family's most requested dish during the mango season. I highly recommend you try this out!
Mangoes can be used to make desserts, smoothies, and pudding. You can also add them to curries, rice, pickles, chutneys, and more.
If you are looking for dessert, mangoes go very well with coconut, cream, peach, and pineapple. If you are looking for a savory combo, you can combine mangoes with onion, peanuts, jalapeno, drumsticks, brinjal, pumpkin, and avocado.
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Easy Mango Recipes
- Serving plate
- 2 Mangoes (ripe or raw)
- ½ tablespoon Coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Chile powder
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1 to 2 tablespoon Peanuts, roasted
- Cilantro or coriander leaves, garnish (optional)
- Wash the mangoes nicely and peel them. Now cut them into small pieces. If you are using raw mangoes, you can even grate them.2 Mangoes
- Transfer this to a bowl. To this, add oil, salt, chile powder, lemon juice, roasted peanuts, and cilantro and toss until combined.½ tablespoon Coconut oil, ¼ teaspoon Salt, 1 teaspoon Chile powder, Juice of ½ lemon, 1 to 2 tablespoon Peanuts, roasted, Cilantro or coriander leaves, garnish
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
- You can also skip the red chile powder here and add finely chopped green chile or jalapeno.
- Coconut oil gives it a nice aroma. You may substitute it with cooking oil if needed.