FOOD A variety of ways to savour the king of fruits

Mango season is here. There are, apparently, more than one hundred types of mangoes available all over the world; Ratnagiri, Alphonso, and Banganpalli are some of the varieties available in the country. Here are a few recipes using these varieties.

Mango ginger lassi

Ingredients

Mango puree: 1cup

Yogurt: 1 cup

Ginger puree: 1 tbsp; Crushed ice: few

Method

Peel and slice fresh ginger and puree in a food processor with a little water (or lemon juice), then freeze in ice cube trays for future use. Peel and scoop out the mango fruit and place in blender for puree. Put mango puree, ginger puree, yogurt and crushed ice into the blender and mix well. Serve immediately.

Mango ice cream

Ingredients

Alphonso mangoes, peeled and cut into slices: One-and-a- half cups

Full fat milk: 2 cups

Sugar: 3 tbsp; Condensed milk: half tin

Lemon juice: 1 tsp

Method

Blend mangoes and sugar into a puree. Combine milk, condensed milk, pureed mangoes, lemon juice and mix well. Pour it into a shallow container. Cover and freeze till it turns slushy.

Divide the mixture into two batches and blend each separately till it is smooth and creamy. Transfer both batches into a shallow container. Cover and freeze till it is firm. Scoop and serve.

LILLY BABU JOSE

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