Aamras Ke Aalo Should Be Your Next Afternoon Food Binge
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The season of mango is upon us and this is a wonderful time to incorporate the fruit in your diet. From sabjis and salads to desserts and achaars, it should be raining mango on your summer meal platter. One of the most popular sabjis that is relished along with chapathi or rice for lunch is the - aamras ke aalo. The sweet and sour potatoes with raw mango syrup delights your senses and is a flavour burst in the mouth. The achaari aalo are simmered in the juice of ripe mangoes. This sweet and savoury dish is a great summer food and is also one of the easiest recipes to recreate. The goodness of mangoes with the deliciousness of potatoes, wins over every foodie! Also Read: It’s Burning Outside, You Deserve These Mango-Coconut Water Popsicles

This dish has a good nutritional value. Mangoes are in season and this dish excels in incorporating the many benefits of the seasonal fruit. By having aamras ke aalo for lunch, you’re sure to reap the many benefits of mangoes. Mangoes are high on antioxidants like quercetin, fisetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, gallic acid and methyl gallate. These antioxidants are known to have anti-cancer properties, protecting you from various types of cancer risks. Mangoes are also rich in levels of vitamin C, fibre and pectin. These properties make it a healthy fruit that helps in controlling high cholesterol levels. Also Read: 3 Delicious Mango Dishes You Must Try This Summer

If you’re eager to try your hand at this delicious and nutritious dish for lunch, here’s a recipe of it by Chef Kunal Kapur: 


* Oil – 3tbsp

* Mustard Seeds – 1tsp 

* Cumin – 1tsp

* Heeng – ½ tsp

* Dry red chilli – 1no 

* Green chilli – 1no 

* Curry Leaves – few 

* Ginger chopped – 2 tsp

* Onion chopped – 2 tbsp 

* Raw mango chopped – ½ cup

* Turmeric – 1 tsp 

* Potato boiled & deiced – 2cup s

* Salt – to taste 

* Chilli powder – 2tsp

* Mango juice (sweetened) – 500ml 


Heat a pan and drizzle oil. Add mustard seeds and once it splutters, add some cumin, heeng and fry red chilli. Saute and add green chilli, ginger and onions. Cook for 2 mins and add chopped raw mangoes and cook for 2mins.

Add turmeric, chilli powder, salt and potatoes. Toss the potatoes for 3 mins. Add the sweetened mango juice and let it cook till the curry thicken. Remove to a serving dish and serve it hot.