Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sweet Mango Cardamom Cream

Its Mango Season in India and I was craving the fruit!! Anyone who has tasted any Indian mango can relate to this craving. Regardless of which part of India the mango may come from, each type has its own unique identity and sublime taste. Though the Alphonso is the most well know, mangos like the Kesar, Dussheri, Langra Banarasi, Chausa, Safeda - to name just a few are well loved for their colour, fragrance, and taste.Of course, none of these can be found here - though in England Kesar and Alphonso was easily available!!

I do like the mangos available in the market here, but I find them more suitable for chutneys, pickles, and salsa - they don't really work as dessert mangos. For this recipe I use canned Alphonso mangos.

Ingredients:
1 cup mango pieces
1/2 cup plain yogurt, fat free
1/4 cup milk, skimmed
2 cardamom pods

Method:
  1. Remove the cardamom seeds from the pods. Discard the pods.
  2. Place the seeds in a blender with the mango pieces, yogurt, and milk.
  3. Blend until the mix is whipped well.
  4. Pour into individual dishes or glasses.
  5. Place in the freezer for 25-30 minutes just set.
  6. Remove from the freezer and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
This is a creamy (without the fat), fragrant and refreshing dessert after a heavy Indian meal. Alternatively, it works well as a mid-afternoon snack when you get a sudden craving for something sweet. This chilled sweet goes to Thanda Mela hosted this month by Srivalli to celebrate 3 years of blogging @ Cooking for All Seasons!! Do stop by her blog to congratulate her and join in the celebrations by sharing you Thanda favourites with her!!

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19 comments:

  1. Wow Apu, that looks so rich and creamy !!!

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  2. Anything made with mangoes is always a favorite in my house, this creamy manggo without the fat seems just perfect to finish a meal or a snack specially in the summer !!

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  3. Looks like mango mouse...Lovely one dear

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  4. Beautiful cream, looks utterly delicious and catchy..

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  5. Mangoes are jut about my favorite fruit ever! I could SOOO go for a huge bowl of this right now!

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  6. Sounds good,guilt free,nice refreshment!

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  7. Wow this is such a delicious looking and tempting icecream...love the addition of cardamom flavor to the mango...yum :)

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  8. I do agree with you that Mangoes here are not as flavorful as the ones that you get in India.I rely on the canned ones when I have to make any mango dessert.But most of the time, I try and avoid the mangoes here..It looks gorgeous!

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  9. Woww !!!!! Yummy and delicious looking cream. Nice touch with cardamom. Nice clicks.

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  10. A truly decadent dessert..I haven't been able to try anything with Mango this season!!

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  11. Hey Apu...talking of mangoes...we are gorging here on mangoes,specially alphonso and all the variety found in the konkan coast.the dessert looks yum and inviting:)

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  12. Mango and cardamon that sounds like a interesting combo. refreshing drink.

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  13. Rich and creamy dessert. Absolutely refreshing for a hot summer day.

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  14. Indian mango was everywhere and very inexpensive on a recent trip to LA's Little India. Should've bought a case!

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  15. Hi Apu,
    Good Recipe. The yield of Mango this year is less, hence our favorite South Karnataka variety known as Raspuri is expensive and not easily available. But we are making the most of what is available.
    The best,
    Nirupama

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  16. Thank you for the lovely entry

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  17. Hi Apu

    Mango cream looks so delicious...we religiously eat mangoes here in UK too..!BTW I'm first time here..

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  18. Hi There,

    Nice Recipe and seems simple enough to make....Im sure the entire family will love this one...

    Will let you know the outcome... :-)

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