Monday, June 29, 2009

"King of the Fruits" - Mango by Chef Jagadishwar Prasad, Faculty, CAI

"King of the Fruits" - Mango
Mango is one fruit which is originally from Indo-Burma region. Mango belongs to the Genus Mangifera family Anacardiaceae. Anacardiaceous species yield other valuable products like wood, gum, resins, wax, varnishes and tanning materials. Mango fruit is a fleshy compressed drupe. Mangoes vary in size colour shape, fibre texture, taste and flavour. Mango is otherwise called the “King of the Fruits”. Mango is one such fruit which has edible value equally in the unripe and ripe form. As far as the nutritive value is concerned mangoes contain high vitamins A and C, minerals and anti-oxidants and play a very vital role in soothing the stomach as it has certain enzymes which help in digestion. Due to the presence of these enzymes mangoes can be used as tenderizers also and dishes made with mangoes (in any form) do not need any additional tenderizers. As we all know that mangoes are high in fibre, low in calories, rich in vitamins A & C mangoes can be a stable daily diet. Here is a sincere attempt to use mangoes in various forms, cuisines, courses, even as pickles and condiments.

Mango Salad

Thai Mango & Chicken Salad

Mango Shashlik

Mango Salsa

Mango Sundle

Mango Lassi

Mango Gazpacho Soup

Fish Curry & Raw Mango Rice

Tomato & Mango Rice

Mango Phirnee

Mango Burfi

1 comment:

  1. my favourite fruit is MANGO nd i lyked al d dishes u made chef.......its really ausum......hope i wil also make n njoy eating them.........