Chilled sweetened yogurt with chunks of mangoes is mango raita. Mango is everyone’s favorite. During summers a variety of mangoes are available in India. Be it the very classy alponso mango/hapus mango or the very popular badaami and many more. Being a crowd-pleaser, mango has been taken beyond fruit and now there are many uses of mango. A number of recipes are prepared using mangoes. Not only is this juicy fruit popular for its divine taste, but there are various benefits of mango too. It is loaded with nutrients, 1 cup of diced mango can fulfill our daily Vitamin C requirement. It has lots of antioxidants too. It aides the digestive system and helps in weight gain, if you are interested.
During summers yogurt recipes are so welcomed. And if it comes with the health benefits of mango, what more! Here is all that you need to make the mango raita:
Yogurt: I have received many requests for a post on how to make curd? However, I have to work on it. Definitely, I like to use homemade yogurt for all my yogurt recipes and raita recipes. It need not be too thick but certainly should be very well whisked.
Mango: For mango recipes use the best mango available. This will give you the most of the recipe. I have used dasheri mango. You can also use alphonso mango or Badami mango or kesar mango (this variety is my favorite, more than Alphonso). Other than mango chunks, you can also add little mango puree to enhance the flavor. I was in the rush and therefore skipped adding it, although I have mentioned it in the recipe.
Flavors: Mint adds a great flavor and freshness to mango raita. Black salt has been used and should be used in raita recipes and salad recipes. I like to add a little white pepper. It balances the sweetness of the raita.
Raita recipes are the best yogurt recipe as these are simple and quick to make. A veg dinner menu can be enhanced with nice raita. And therefore we have a collection of raita recipes, be it the boondi raita with is a great accompaniment of veggie meals or the grape raita, which is another fruit-based raita recipe.
It should be served chilled for lunch. I, however, made it a part of my latest lunch party which included jain chana masala, tawa paneer, ajwain poori, palak patta pakora, green chutney, tamarind dates chutney, and phirnee. Yes!
1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.
2.In a mixing bowl add 1 cup chilled and smooth yogurt. Add in 1 cup chopped mangoes, 2 tbsp mango puree, black salt to taste, ¼ tsp white pepper powder, and a handful of chopped mint leaves.
3.Mix well and chill.
4.Serve cold. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 0 minutes
TOTAL TIME 10 minutes
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