MANGO MOUSSE CAKE – EGG FREE & GELATIN FREE

Mango Mousse Cake
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Mango Mousse Cake is the best layered fruit cake. EVER! Actually, those are not my words. That’s Nachiket speaking. He LOOOOVVVEES mangoes and my Mango Mousse cake. Mango, often called the “King of Fruits” in India, is served in a variety of ways and as a part of many dishes. Entrées, sides, smoothies, desserts; you name it and you can make it! Its almost like the mango adjusts itself to perfection; like it does not want you to go wrong with it. Mousse cakes not only taste amazing but they also look gorgeous! The first time I made this for a… Continue reading

MANGO RASAM – LENTIL SOUP WITH RICH MANGO PULP

Mango Rasam
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Mango Rasam or Lentil soup makes soups twice in a row on this blog. No, I am not on a soup diet! If you see me, I am sure you would agree with that! 😀 Like I mentioned in my last post of Spinach Soup, Texas has been quite a surprise for us with its freezing Clion & Dion storms dumping ice and sleet all over the place! So, we have been resorting to hot soups quite often and thus, Mango Rasam got featured in the list of soups. I have never made this before. My friend’s mom makes something… Continue reading

INSTANT MANGO PICKLE | MAVINKAYI UPPINAKAYI

Instant Mango Pickle
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“Instant Mango pickle” is one of the very few Indian pickles that don’t require resting under the sun or storing till it matures (which usually takes forever… and a day!). It gets done in about 10 minutes, and you can eat a bowlful of it (unlike other pickles, a bowlful of which would probably send you into a food coma)! The only downside to this slurp-a-licious instant mango pickle, it does not have a shelf life as long as the rest of the pickles from India. It will last for about 10 days when refrigerated. Well, with me around, it… Continue reading

KAIRICHI AMTI | RAW MANGO CURRY

Kairichi Amti
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Kairichi Amti, meaning a raw mango curry, is a sweet, tart and spicy curry that tastes delightful with hot rice. Every bite will remind you of summer and transport you to your childhood when you stole mangoes from the neighbor’s backyard. In short, Kairichi amti was my summer in a bowl, my personal sunshine! Were you appalled while you read the statement about stealing mangoes from neighbor’s backyard? Well, it was supposedly a common thing back in India. I have personally never stolen mangoes but I am not an athletic standard to go by. I mean, you have to be… Continue reading

RAW MANGO SALSA | SWEET, SOUR ‘N SPICY

Raw Mango Salsa
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Raw mango Salsa reminds me of the streets of India where the hawkers sell their wares from a hand-crafted bamboo basket. A hot summer day, soaring temperature and the sun shows no mercy. Imagine yourself walking down the road lugging a heavy backpack. Now, imagine a basket in front of you. A basket full of raw mangoes some of them cut open with a dash of red paprika sprinkled between the slits made with a blade-like knife. Oh! The joy of paying a few pennies for a slice of that wonder-fruit, a bite of which will make you forget all… Continue reading

MANGO SOOJI HALWA | AMBYACHA SHEERA (KESARIBATH)

Mango Kesaribath
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I had to make this mango sooji halwa or I wouldn’t have lived to see today. My mango-crazy husband almost gnawed through my brains to make Mango Mousse cake again (For heaven’s sake! I just cleaned the container a couple of days ago!)  Then again, who wouldn’t love mangoes if they looked like this?! Mango Sooji Halwa in plain English is a mango flavored cream of wheat pudding that comes together in 20 min. The aliases in the title are the same word written in languages that Nachiket and I grew up speaking. Any food called by the name your mom used… Continue reading