King Of Fruits Is Here – Mango!

 

King Of Fruits Is Here – Mango!

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  • Alphonso: How can a list of India’s best mango varieties ever be justified if alphonso did not top that list? The Alphonso or Haapus as we fondly know of it in Maharashtra is the king of mangoes. Countries import indecent amounts of this mango variety from India. Primarily cultivated in the Konkan region, this mango is also the most expensive fruit you can buy in India. We don’t know about you but we will not accept Aam ras and puri unless it’s an alphonso aam ras and puri.
  • Kesar:Most popular in western India and grown extensively in Gujarat, Kesar is the second most popular mango in the country, also exported in large numbers. They are slightly smaller than the alphonso and have a distinct redness to the skin when ripe.
  • Badami: Badami is an affordable mango, large in size with a healthy yellow skin and very meaty. It’s very popular in the western and souther regions of the nation. However, Badami isn’t as sweet as the alphonso and kesar are.
  • Dasehri:Also called Dasheri, this mango is predominant in northern parts of India. It first made an appearance in the gardens of the Nawab of Lucknow in the 18th century. Uttar Pradesh is a top producer of this mango – Andhra & Telangana also produce the fruit is large numbers and the Dasheri is another top exported item from India.
  • Langra:While the Langra actually originates from Benaras, the Bengalis have made it their own along with most of the neighbouring states of West Bengal. Never get into an alphonso versus langra debate with a Bengali. These mangoes retain their greenish tinge even when they ripen and are among those few mangoes that are still available after it rains, often well into July.
  • Banganapalli: Banganapalli or Banganapalle is the fruit of the town of Banganapalli, which lies in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It’s a yellowish mango with a meaty texture and we love it because it doesn’t have those weird thready fibres that most mangoes have. Ideal if you don’t want to floss later on.
  • Totapuri:Also known as Bangalora, this is a very popular mango in Bengalooru. But we have seen them selling like hot cakes in Mumbai too and we love these slightly reddish tinged, elongated mangoes. Incidentally, Totapuri mangoes are the parents of two popular mango varieties in Florida, namely Brooks and Anderson (we are trying to not crack a Matrix joke here).
  • Chaunsa: This mango is a Pakistani mango – if you pay heed to the maps of today. But long before those lines were drawn, Chaunsa was simply the mango most popular in the northern parts of our country, including what is now Pakistan. Chaunsa is the mango of choice in the northern parts of India today and is such a delectable, rich and sweet mango that it’s probably the one mango an Alphonso lover can make peace with. And that is saying a lot.
  • Neelam: Neelam mangoes are popular in western and southern India. They are also prevalent in Pakistan. Slightly elongated, maintaining a greenish tinge and also a reddish hue, these mangoes are also the most popular with birds. It’s a miracle human beings can salvage enough for themselves.
  • Sindhura: Sindhura mangoes have a very distinct reddish hue, sometimes speckled with green, and are not very large in size. They dominate the southern parts of the country and are among the first mangoes to arrive in summer – which means they are our starters before we graduate to the main course of Alphonso, Chaunsa, Banganapalli and then Langra!

So go buy mangoes,  you may even see names we have not mentioned in this post! And we are pretty sure we can add ten more names to this list on top but that’s another post for another day!

 

Summer Calling …..!

With the sun shining bright, it’s time to soothe yourself with the summer delights! Let’s experience the seasons delight that will surely surprise you and add a new variant in your menu 🙂

Starting with the melon king – Watermelon! Did you ever know apart from the monotonous watermelon juice you can savour on other varieties like watermelon feta salad, melon crusher and so on?

This summer experience the coolness of the melons and beat the heat :_

P.S. Now serve melons to your guest as a part of the lunch meal or a cooler for their welcome 🙂

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Thanda Thanda Nimbu Shikanji is definitely not a miss during summers, it’s a compulsion how about adding a little twist and fuse the nimbu as an international delight?

Now try the lemon mint mojito as your summer drink. Just squeeze few lemons, add mint leaves, sugar syrup and soda. Your mocktail is ready to go 🙂

We are 110% sure you will impress your kids and family members 🙂

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Heading to our third delight that includes curd, how about some raita to accompany your lunch? But hang on before you slurp, we are serving you cucumber raita this season. Say bye to your boondi raita and relish on the summer food delights! Now grate some cucumber and mix it well in your curd, garnish it well spices, coriander leaves.

Last but not the least the king of fruits – MANGO. The list will fall short if we go to name the varieties, but right from aam panna to mango cheesecake we truly love each and every dish 🙂

So what’s your favourite aam panna, mango smoothie, ice – cream, cake , tacos?

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Now enjoy your summer vacation with these summer special delights. Stay Tuned for more blog updates and to know more about our activities don’t forget to like us on facebook – http://www/vinodcookware.com and add your valuable comments below 🙂

Till then eat healthy 🙂 stay healthy 🙂

Happy Summers 🙂