Thursday, May 11, 2017

MANGO MASTANI

MANGO MASTANI

Summer time is mango time! We are so fortunate in India to get such a wide variety of mangoes which we use to make many different drinks and desserts. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for Mango & Sago Pudding,  Mango Phirni, and Aam ka Lassi.

In the heat of the summer another dessert made with mangoes which is most welcome has the interesting name of "Mango Mastani." It is particularly popular in Pune and is a rich mango milkshake topped with vanilla ice cream.

For best results, choose sweet mangoes of the better variety. The amount of sugar to be added will naturally depend on the sweetness of the mangoes used, and your taste.

This is the way I make it!




Ingredients:
  • Large-sized Alphonso Mangoes, 2 
  • Cold Milk, 3/4 cup
  • Fresh Cream, 1/4 cup
  • Powdered Sugar, 2 tbsp, or to taste
  • Vanilla Ice Cream, 4 scoops
  • Pistachios, chopped, a few
  • Almonds, chopped, a few
  • Glazed Cherries, for garnish

Method:

Wash and peel the mangoes, de-seed and chop them (Keep aside a few chopped mango pieces for garnish, needed later along with the glazed cherries)
Place the chopped mango pieces in the blender
To this, add the powdered sugar, cold milk and fresh cream and blend till you get a thick smooth puree
Pour this milkshake into tall glasses leaving space for the vanilla ice cream scoops to follow
Top up the milkshake with the vanilla ice cream scoops in each of the glasses
Garnish with a few pieces of mangoes, chopped pistachios and almonds and glazed cherries
Serve chilled

* As another option, in the tall glass you can have a layer of mango pieces to start with, then add a scoop of ice cream followed by the milkshake and top it off with another scoop of ice cream, garnished with nuts and the glazed cherry.