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SPECTACULAR Mango Recipes!

By Chef SABYASACHI GORAI
June 01, 2021 12:54 IST
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Make the most of the mango season with these recipes by Chef Sabyasachi 'Saby' Gorai.

You can kickstart your day with the fresh, fruity Walnut Mango Lassi Bowl or the deliciously healthy Tropical Mango and Turmeric Smoothie Bowl.

A nutritional powerhouse, the berry-flavoured Mango Spinach Salad is light, fresh and filling.

The Walnut Falafel pairs beautifully with the Mango Pickle that will excite your taste buds.

Photographs: Kind Courtesy California Walnuts

Walnut Mango Spinach Salad

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 225 gm baby spinach
  • 500 gm baby kale
  • 450 gm fresh leafy greens/lettuce like romaine, cabbage, iceberg, arugula and rocket; you can also add herbs like mint and basil
  • 1 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 raw mangoes, peeled, seeded and cut into strips
  • 250 gm fresh blackberries or preserved, dried or substitute with other berries
  • 30 gm fresh parsley, chopped
  • 125 gm walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled, seeded and pureed in a blender
  • 30 gm freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 30 gm freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 30 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 15 ml honey
  • 5 gm sea salt

Method

  • Toast the walnuts in a small skillet over medium/high heat for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned.
    Place the cooled walnuts along with the baby spinach and kale, leafy greens and lettuce, red onion and mangoes in a bowl.
    Add the berries and the parsley.
    Pour in the pureed mango and mix well.
  • In another bowl combine the orange juice, lime juice, minced garlic, olive oil and honey.
    Season with sea salt and pour over the salad and serve.

Walnut Mango Lassi Bowl

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 300 gm of the flesh of a ripe mango
  • 800 gm sugar-free yogurt
  • 40 ml milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 30 gm walnuts, halves
  • A pinch of cocoa powder, for the garnish
  • Slices of ripe mango, for the garnish
  • A pinch of cardamom powder, for the garnish
  • 30 gm walnuts, ½ grated + ½ cut into halves

Method

  • Grind the mango together with 30 gm walnut halves, yogurt, milk, ice cubes and cardamom powder.
    If the mixture is too thick, can add more milk or water until the desired consistency is achieved.
    Pour the mango lassi into 4 bowls and decorate with walnuts and mango slices.
    Sprinkle cocoa, cardamom powder and serve.

Tropical Mango, Walnuts and Turmeric Smoothie Bowl

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Flesh from half a ripe mango, reserving a few slices to garnish
  • 1 small piece fresh turmeric or 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Half a banana
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • Squeeze of lime juice + a little zest to garnish
  • 8 walnut halves, for the garnish
  • A handful of fresh raspberries and blueberries or preserved, dried or substitute with other locally available berries, for the garnish
  • 1 passion fruit, optional, if available, for the garnish
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes, for the garnish

Method

  • Combine the mango, turmeric, banana and coconut milk into a blender and blitz until smooth.
    Add the lime juice to taste and blend again until combined.
  • Pour the smoothie into a bowl and garnish with the reserved mango, berries, walnuts, passion fruit, lime zest and coconut flakes.

Walnut Falafel with Mango Pickle

Serves: 2

Ingredients

For the falafel

  • 250 gm dried green split peas
  • 2 onions
  • 2 garlic pods
  • 1 small green chilly
  • ½ bunch of dhania or green coriander or cilantro
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 40 gm walnuts
  • 50 gm chickpea flour, alternatively wheat flour
  • Oil for frying

For the pickle

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 small green chilly
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp haldi or turmeric
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 40 gm walnuts

Method

  • Soak peas overnight in cold water.

For the falafel

  • Peel and chop the onions and garlic.
    Chop the chilly fine.
    Separate the leaves of the coriander from the stems and chop finely.
    Drain the peas and then puree, with very little or no water with the onions, chilly, garlic and turmeric in a blender.
    Season the mix with salt and stir in baking soda.
  • Chop the walnuts and roast them briefly.
    Mix the walnuts and flour with the peas to form balls from the dough.
  • In a heavy-bottomed frying pan heat oil and fry the balls for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
    Drain them on paper towels and set aside.

For the pickle

  • Peel the mango, remove the pulp from the stone and cut into dices.
  • Wash the chilly and chop finely.
  • Heat oil in another heavy-bottomed pan and saute the chilly briefly.
    Add the turmeric and mango, then sprinkle with sugar and let it stew for about 1-2 minutes.
    Add the vinegar and raise heat for a minute.
  • Chop the walnuts, toast them in a small pan and mix them with the pickle. Serve the falafel with the mango pickle.

Chef Sabyasachi 'Saby' Gorai runs a hospitality company in New Delhi.

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