Summer Special Mango Based Recipes To Beat The Heat

Three mango-based recipes for you to try at home
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If there is anything that makes us bear this terrible summer heat is mangoes. The sweet pulpy fruit, which can be enjoyed by itself, is also used traditionlly to make various kinds of dishes, from aamras to aam panna, pickles to chutney, and more. Chef Vikas Kumar, Director-Food Production&nbspof the famous tearoom in Kolkata, Flurys, has shared three mango-based recipes which can be made easily at home.

Fresh Mango, Oatmeal and Coconut Breakfast Smoothie


Fresh mangoes 250g (peeled)
Coconut milk 250ml
Rolled oats 50g
Honey 20ml
Yoghurt 200ml
Biscuit crumbs for garnish 


Toast the oatmeal lightly, and then soak in the coconut milk for 1-2 hours or overnight.
Peel and chop the mangoes roughly
Method, In a blender, tip in the soaked oats, yoghurt, honey and mangoes, pulse till smooth, do not blend too much.

Serve chilled garnished with some biscuit crumbs for texture and crunch garnish is optional.

Chilled Melon and Mango Gazpacho


Fresh ripe mangoes  200g
Fresh honeydew melon 200g
Fresh orange juice  100ml
Extra virgin olive oil 50ml
Fresh cucumber 100g (peeled, deseeded and chopped))
Red capsicum 50g (deseeded and chopped)
Fresh onion 25g (peeled and chopped)
Garlic fresh 10g (minced)
Jalapeno pepper 10g (deseeded and chopped)
Lime juice 25ml
Fresh parsley 25g (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste


Place mangoes, melon, orange juice and olive oil in food processor and blend until pureed
Transfer the puree to a mixing bowl
Add cucumber, red pepper, onion, garlic jalapeno, lime juice and parsley. Mix well, Season with salt and pepper. Chill well for several hours for flavours to develop.

Serve chilled with a dollop of sour cream.

Spicy Mango and Green Tea Margarita


Fresh mangoes  200g
Freshly brewed unflavoured green tea 500ml
Crushed ice 100g
Freshly squeezed lemon juice 10ml
Tequila and Triple sec (optional) 30 ml each 
Fresh red chilli pepper 1


In a blender, put in the fresh mango, tequila, triple sec and lemon juice, blend well.
In a cocktail shaker, add the crushed ice, the above mango mix, deseeded and finely chopped fresh red chilli and strained green tea

Shake well and serve on crushed ice, garnished with an olive, fresh mint and fresh mango slices. 

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