Sunday, 12 May 2013

MANGO JAM, MANGO CHUTNEY, MANGO SPREAD

Om krishnaya namaha:

 MANGO JAM, MANGO CHUTNEY, MANGO SPREAD.




mango and cut mango



Mango is the king of fruit liked  by everyone.  Many dishes are prepared with this fruit whether it is raw or ripe.  Pickles are made out of the raw ones and milk shake, jam, aam ras, etc. are made with the ripe ones.  during mango season, my children love to eat the fruit as it is.  Recently, when I bought mangoes, every day making mango milk shake after coming from the office, it was a difficult task for me.  So I thought of making the pulp and keeping in the freezer.  I told the children, whenever you feel like having mango milk shake, just take 2-3 tablespoon of the pulp and mix it with the milk.  Since i have added sugar in the pulp, there is no need to add sugar in the milk shake. You will not believe, they were enjoying the whole mango season.



Thought of making some different spread for the bread or chapati, the following recipe was invented and it was awesome.   Hope you will enjoy this too.    Some of the health benefits of mangoes are here.  See the health benefits of mango :    health+benefits+of+mango



  • Fresh mango is a good source of potassium.  Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.  It is also a very good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents. Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is required for GABA hormone production within the brain. It also controls homocystiene levels within the blood, which may otherwise be harmful to blood vessels resulting in CAD and stroke.  
  • Further, it composes moderate amounts of copper.  Copper is also required for the production of red blood cells.  Additionally, mango peel is also rich in phytonutrients, such as the pigment antioxidants like carotenoids and polyphenols.


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time : 30 minutes
Serves: 1-2


Ingredients:

1 ripe mango peeled
½ tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup water
1-2 elaichi powder
½ tsp salt

increase the spice and sugar level according to your taste

Method:

Peel the mango, slice it
Boil the same with water. When it is cooked, smash it with the spoon or the pav bhaji smasher or grind it in the mixer
Take a kadai mix the mango puree, chilli powder, sugar, salt and start boiling it.
When it becomes thick  in consistency, add the cardamom powder and remove it from the stove.
Mix well, allow to cool
 
Serve with chapatti, dosa, adai or spread the same on bread and enjoy this delicious item during the season.



You can make and store it in the freezer.








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