A fruitful summer

This season is synonymous with blistering heat, cotton clothes, ice-creams, chilled drinks and most importantly – mangoes and jackfruits. From biting into lipsmacking raw mango slices topped with salt

Published: 21st May 2019 05:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2019 05:42 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Mango Yoghurt Popsicles by chef Arti Shroff

Pulp of two mangoes (Alphonso mangoes works best), Mango: 1 (finely chopped), Hung curd/greek yoghurt: 1 cup, Banana: 1, Vanilla extract: a few drops, Honey: 1 tablespoon 

1. Blend the yoghurt, mango pulp, banana, honey and vanilla extract together.
2. Gently stir in the mango pieces. You can do away with the pieces if you want a popsicle with no chunks.
3. Put the mixture into popsicle moulds. If you don’t have a popsicle mould, you can use small paper cups. Pour in the mixture, cover with foil and poke a popsicle stick through the foil and till the bottom of the mixture to hold it into place.
4. Allow it to set overnight. To de-mould, run the mould under the tap for a minute to loosen. Tap on the counter and the popsicle will be all smooth.

Mango Cheesecake by chef Arti Shroff
Whipped cream: 2 cups, Alphonso mango puree: 1 cup, Cream cheese: 1 cup, Gelatin: 1 tbsp melted into 1/4 cup water, Digestive biscuits: 2 cups (powdered), Melted butter: 1/2 cup

1. Mix the digestive biscuits and butter together. Press into the bottom of the tin.
2. Melt and let the gelatin cool down.
3. Blend the cream cheese and whipped cream together. Blend in the mango puree and the gelatin too.
4. Pour the mixture into the tin over the biscuit mixture. Allow it to set for six hours or overnight (preferable). Decorate it with sliced mango slices or shaved white chocolate.
5. Cut into slices and serve cold.

Mambazha Puliserri (ripe mango curry) by chef Deepa Narayanan

Mango: 1 (cut into pieces), Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp, Salt: 1/2 tsp, Water:  1/2 cup, Coconut: 1 cup, Dried red chillies: 3, Raw rice: 1 tsp, Coconut oil: 1 tsp, Mustard seeds, Curry leaves

1) Boil mango, turmeric powder with salt in water. Cook it well and keep it aside.
2) Soak the raw rice in 1/4 cup of water. Grind coconut, dried red chillies and raw rice to paste. Add 1 cup sour curd and mix with the ground paste.
3) Add the paste to the cooked mangoes. Add little jaggery into the mixture and allow it to boil.
4) Heat coconut oil. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this on top of the mango curry and serve hot. 
(This is a traditional Kerala, sweet and sour ripe mango curry served with rice.)

Mango Lassi by chef Jayasakthi Ekambaram

Mango pieces: 1 cup, Curd: 1/2 cup, Milk: 1/2 cup, Sugar: 3 spoons, Ice-cubes: 1/2 cup

1) Put all the ingredients in the mixer jar and blend well.
2) Transfer into a glass tumbler and serve cool.

Jackfruit Seed Vada by chef Varshni Makkadayar

Chana dal: 1 cup, Jackfruit seed: 15 to 20, Dried red chilli: 3, Fennel: 2 tsp, Ginger: a knob, Garlic: 5 cloves, Curry leaves: a sprig, Coriander leaves: a handful (finely chopped), Salt to taste

1) Soak chana dal in water for a few hours. Boil jackfruit seed until mushy.
2) Coarsely grind all the ingredients except jackfruit seeds, coriander leaves and salt.
3) Now, add mushy jackfruit seed, coriander leaves and salt to the coarsely ground mixture. The 
vada mixture is now ready.
4) Heat oil in a tawa and fry the mixture like vada or fry it in an air fryer.

Jackfruit Appam by chef Jayasakthi Ekambaram

1) Soak idli rice for 45 minutes.
2) De-seed the jackfruit and cut it into small pieces.
3) Grind the soaked idli rice with cardamom, fruit pieces and jaggery without adding water. Add baking soda and salt, and mix the batter.
4) Grease the paniyaram pan with ghee. Fill the paniyaram pan with 
this fruit mixed batter. Cook the appam in low flame and flip it, and cook the other side. Golden jackfruit appam is ready.

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