Holi 2024: 8 Lip- Smacking Mango Recipes For This Holi
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Summer is mango time! Markets overflow with these juicy golden fruits. Grab some and add sunshine to your meals. Mangoes make everything taste better. Slice them up for a refreshing salad or blend them into cool lassis and smoothies. Grill them as a tasty side dish. Mix it into curries, tacos, and chicken dishes for a tropical twist. The options are endless!  

This Holi, impress your friends with mango magic. Blend mangoes into a refreshing Thandai drink. Toss chopped mangoes into a colourful fruit chaat. Puree them into a creamy kulfi or lassi. Bake sweet mango barfis or add them to your favourite Holi sweets.    

However you use them, mangoes make meals more fun. Take advantage of mango season this summer and go mango crazy!  

Mango Lassi  Image Credit: Freepik

This popular Indian yoghurt drink blends the richness of creamy dahi with the fruity nectar of ripe, juicy mangoes. Each sip is an adventure; the smooth, velvety texture glides over your tongue, then gives way to a burst of tropical mango essence mingled with a touch of tart yoghurt. Cardamom adds an exotic hint of spice, while saffron and rose water provide subtle floral notes. This ambrosial elixir is the ultimate refreshment on a sweltering day. One chilled glass and you'll be transported from the mundane to the sublime. Mango lassi is liquid sunshine in a cup; taste its magic and fall in love!   

Mango Thandai  Image Credit: Freepik

Beat the heat this summer with a glass of delicious mango tandai! This tasty twist on traditional Thandai is perfect for cooling down on a hot day. Blessed sweet mango, creamy almonds, and classic Thandai spices like cardamom and saffron. The result is a refreshing drink that will add a little soul to your day. With each sip, let the sweet mango and nutty almond flavours transport you to cooler times.   

Mango Rabdi  Image Credit: Freepik

Mango Rabdi made easy! All you need is ripe mangoes, milk, and a few simple ingredients to make this luscious mango-flavoured milk pudding. Simply boil the milk until it thickens, blend in sweet, ripe mango pulp, and you've got a refreshing rabdi that's perfect for hot summer days. With just a handful of steps that anyone can master, you'll impress your family with this creamy, fruity Indian dessert. Its rich, smooth texture comes from cooking down whole milk—no cream is needed. The natural sweetness of fresh mangos adds a tropical twist. Enjoy this simple rabdi recipe that captures the bright flavours of the season.   

Mango Shrikhand  Image Credit: Freepik

Mango Shrikhand is a delicious dessert you have to try when mangoes are ripe. Just mix some thick yoghurt with sweet mango pulp, a pinch of fragrant cardamom, and a few threads of saffron. Stir it all up and you've got a creamy, fruity treat that's so easy to make and hard to resist. Perfect for hot summer days! 

Mango Phirni  Image Credit: Freepik

Looking for a sweet treat this summer? Try mango phirni, a refreshing spin on classic Indian rice pudding. All you need is rice, milk, sugar, and ripe mangoes. Simply cook the rice and milk together until thick and creamy, then fold in the mango puree. The mangoes add a bright, fruity flavour that's perfect for hot summer days. It's easy to make, gluten-free, and totally vegetarian. One bite of this creamy, fruity rice pudding and you'll be hooked! Mango phirni is the perfect, no-fuss dessert to enjoy on a sunny afternoon.   

Mango Kulfi  Image Credit: Freepik

When the temperature soars, nothing cools you down faster than a frozen treat. This homemade mango kulfi is just what you need to beat the summer heat. Creamy, rich, and bursting with sweet mango flavour, each spoonful melts on your tongue like a tropical breeze. Blending ripe, juicy mangoes with milk, sugar, and cardamom transforms a few simple ingredients into a luscious frozen dessert. Freeze the mixture for just a few hours and you'll have kulfi pops ready to provide the perfect refreshment. One taste and you'll want to make this easy recipe again and again all summer long!  

Mango Malpua    Image Credit: Freepik

Let's make some mango malpua! These sweet pancakes are super easy to whip up with just a few ingredients. We'll mix up a quick batter, fry 'em up and drizzle that delicious mango syrup on top. In no time at all, you'll have a stack of warm, golden malpuas ready to enjoy. The sweet mango flavour pairs perfectly with the soft, tender texture of the pancakes. It's a tropical taste sensation! So grab some fresh mangoes and try this simple recipe. Your family will love digging into these sweet treats. Mango malpua is the perfect way to savour mango season.  

Mango Barfi  Image Credit: Freepik

Making mango barfi is a sweet that is similar to fudge. All you need is some sweet mango puree, dry milk powder, a pinch of cardamom and saffron. Mix it all up and let the Instant Pot work its magic. Before you know it, you'll have soft, creamy fudge bursting with mango flavour. It's so easy to make this fragrant, melt-in-your-mouth treat. Perfect for any celebration!