Friday, August 12, 2011

Mango Tango Custard

Its all about patriotism in this week  and how can you forget Mango which is so much about India.Mango is the national fruit of IndiaMore than a third of the world's mangoes are cultivated in India ,and India is the largest producer of mangoes.Simply Wow isn't it..
Alphonso, Benishaan  and Kesar mango varieties are considered among the best mangoes in India's southern states, while ChausaDasheri ,Langra and Safeda varieties are most popular in the northern states.
I  still remember those days when  we used to go to our Grandpa's garden  full of lush green Mango trees where we used to pluck the mangoes and eat those raw mangoes with salt..oohh lala..and we used to get so many mangoes at home that Mom kept making pickles(Aam ka achaar) and chutneys out of the raw mangoes which she still does but  i can't bring them here ..:(  Luckily this summers i was there in India and ate lot of Mangoes and a lot of  maa ke haath ka khana.(Mom made food) which is the best in the world,hmmm thinking about it makes me nostalgic.
But here in US its all about Mangoes from Mexico.So you keep trying a lot many different varieties till you get the best taste and the most ripe mangoes  from produce or Indian store or you have to wrap them in a paper as my Mom used to do and keep them out for some time so they turn up nice n ripe.

Ingredients:Serves 3-4 ppl

  • 1 Mango pureed(Peel and process in a blender)
  • 1 Mango chopped 
  • 2 cups of Milk
  • 2tbs Vanilla/Mango custard
  • Sugar to taste
  • Sliced almonds(without skin) to garnish

  1. In a saucepan, combine milk and sugar,cook and stir over medium heat until it comes to a boil. 
  2. Add  custard powder in a separate bowl in cold milk and mix well.
  3. Add the custard milk mixture to the saucepan and keep stirring to see no lumps are formed.
  4. When the mixture starts thickening remove it from the heat and let it cool and chill it for an hour.
  5. Now in a glass add the custard ,then mango puree ,Keep alternating till it reaches to the brim.
  6. Now add chopped mangoes to top it.
  7. Garnish with almonds and serve chilled.


Vardhini said...

Wow the custard looks yummy. First time to your space and following you.

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