5 Delicious Mango Recipes For Your Kids
Children wait all year to gorge on mangoes and love to eat the fruit in its different forms. So, give your little ones the goodness of mangoes with these mouth-watering recipes.
By Priyanka G Mehta
Who doesn’t love mangoes? They are rightly called the ‘king of fruits’ -- juicy, luscious and delicious. Mangoes are a perfect treat and a gift of the Indian summer. What’s more, this is one power-packed fruit, rich in dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Mangoes also lend themselves beautifully to innovative recipes. What's more, you can make both sweet and savoury dishes with this versatile fruit. That’s why we have come up with some unique mango recipes that you can make and enjoy with your family.
1. Mango Coconut Pops
Mango puree combined with coconut and chocolate to make pops filled with smooth deliciousness.
- ½ cup mango puree
- 1 cups desiccated coconut
- ½ cup condensed milk
- 50 grams dark chocolate chopped roughly
- Few pistachios for garnish
- In a heavy bottomed pan, dry roast the desiccated coconut till fragrant. Roast lightly but not too much
- Then, add the mango puree and stir well; let it cook for 2-3 minutes
- Add the condensed milk and mix well; let it cook for 5-7 minutes until it comes together like dough and leaves the sides of the pan. Take off flame and let cool
- Then, form little balls and place over a lightly-greased plate to cool completely. Insert a toothpick into each ball
- Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave in short spurts of 20 seconds, stirring in between
- Now dip the prepared pops in the chocolate -- you can dunk them fully in the chocolate or whichever way you prefer
- Sprinkle chopped pistachios and enjoy your fabulous homemade mango coconut pops
Spiced Raw Mango and Kiwi Salsa
This salsa recipe uses raw mango to give that perfect tangy taste.
- ½ raw mango diced small
- 1 kiwi fruit diced small
- ¼ cup corn kernels
- 2 tbsp fine-chopped coriander leaves
- Rock salt to taste
- 1 tsp or (to taste) crushed black pepper
- 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1 tsp paprika (kashmiri red chilli powder)
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Boil corn kernels in water, strain and keep aside to cool
- In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, paprika and cumin powder and mix well
- In another large bowl, take the diced mango, kiwi, the boiled and cooled corn and, pour over the prepared olive oil mixture
- Mix it all well and finally, sprinkle the chopped coriander
- Enjoy it as it is or with some baked nachos to make a perfect crunchy snack
3. Mango Cheesecake Parfait
Cheese cake in a glass, how appetising does that sound! Try this exquisitely simple recipe.
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1 cup mango pulp
- ½ cup chilled fresh cream
- 150 grams digestive crackers (one pack)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Take the chilled fresh cream in a large mixing bowl and whip till nice and fluffy
- Add sugar in parts and slowly mix into the whipped cream, mix lightly to retain the incorporated air
- Add cream cheese to this mixture, using the cut and fold method to keep the lightness of the cream intact
- Take the digestive biscuits in a zip lock pouch and crush with a rolling pin, to a coarse powder
- Now, start layering your ingredients. Why not serve in tall glasses to create more layers?
- Layer the cracker crumbs first at the base, then the cream cheese mixture, and finally, the mango puree
- Repeat the layering upto the rim of the glass
4. Mango Basil Lemonade
This is a refreshingly tangy and mangolicious version of your regular lemonade.
- Handful of basil leaves
- 2 ripe mangoes
- 1 small raw mango
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp sugar (or to taste)
- Rock salt to taste
- Clean and chop all the mangoes and cook in a big vessel along with water. There should be sufficient water to cover the mangoes and a little extra
- Cook for 5-10 minutes and take off the flame
- Once cool, strain and transfer any remaining mango pieces to a blender jar. Remember to preserve the strained water
- Add washed basil leaves, lemon juice and sugar to the blender jar and blitz the mixture to a puree
- Strain the puree over the previously strained water and add rock salt to taste
- Chill in the fridge and serve this flavourful drink with ice cubes
5. Mango Pista Chocolate Bark
Kids will love the experience of making these fruity and utterly chewy chocolate barks!
- ½ cup chopped pista
- ½ cup chopped dried mango
- 150 grams dark chocolate
- 75 grams white chocolate (optional)
- Line a small tray with parchment paper
- On the tray, layer half the pista and half the mango pieces. Mix well
- Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 20 second spurts. Stir until smooth
- Pour this melted chocolate over the pista and mango on the tray and cover fully
- Now, melt the white chocolate in the same manner, in a microwave-safe bowl
- Pour the white chocolate over the tray in dollops and, run a skewer in an up-down direction so as to bring about a marbled effect
- Now sprinkle the remaining pista and mango pieces over this
- Let the log set for an hour or chill in the fridge for some time. Later, break off pieces and enjoy this decadent treat!
- Note: This can also be a great gifting option
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