Mango Mania: All The Cool Mango Desserts, Drinks & Recipes To Bookmark This Summer


Ask someone what’s the first thing that comes to their mind when you say summer, and they’ll probably think beaches, pina colada or ice cream. For us though, it’s all about mangoes! And as much as we love gorging on it as is, it undoubtedly tastes smashing when infused in a drink, added to a savoury dish and of course, made into a dessert. From mango cakes to mango curries and recipes you can whip up at home, enjoy the fruit of the season in gourmet style this summer. Ahead, we give you a list of mango desserts, menus and recipes to bookmark pronto!

Mango Menus

1. Nara Thai (BKC, Mumbai)

Sure, mango tastes yummy in sweet dishes, but have you ever tried it when it’s part of a full-fledged savoury meal, that too in Thai flavours? Nara Thai gives you this experience. Its summer menu screams mango with interesting mango pairings. Start with a refreshing Mango and avocado salad. Then, treat your taste buds with some appetising options such as Crispy squid with mango sriracha or a Grilled chicken skewer with mango salsa. For your mains, choose from Stir-fried lotus root, asparagus, pak choi with mango; Stir-fried chicken with mango in sesame sauce; and Stir-fried prawns with mango in Thai mint sauce–all are equally rich in textures and flavours. You can’t miss the Thai green curry with ripe mangoes paired with butterfly pea noodles with mango in chilli basil sauce. And the signature Mango Sticky Rice drizzled with sweetened coconut milk and a handful of roasted sesame seeds is the perfect sweet ending.


2. Magna Café and Bar (Thane)

Blame it on Magna Cafe’s mango desserts if you go into a food coma. Ranging from Baked Mango Yoghurt, Coconut-Mango Panna Cotta, Mango Vanilla Cake, Fresh Mango Tart and Mango Cheese Cake Éclair, each mango concoction is more tempting than the other.


3. Bhola & Blonde (Indiranagar, Bengaluru)

Love experimenting? Then you’ll enjoy Bhola & Blonde’s unusual mango dishes, which have certainly caught our attention. Relish their appetisers such as Dahi Mango Kebab, Chili Mango Fish, Achari Aam Aloo or Mango Glazed Honey Chicken. Head into the main course with Raw Mango Curry, Khatta Aam Ki Dal, or Meen Mango Kuzhambu. Pair your mango packed meal with some cocktails like Two To Tango (a mango infused vodka, Cointreau & lime) or Khatta AamRita (tequila, raw mango & simple syrup). Teetotallers can opt for cocktails like Mango Mary, Mango Lassi and Mango & Blonde.


Mango Desserts & Specials

3. Cafe Duco, (Bandra West, Mumbai)

Looking for an off-beat dessert? Then you must try Cafe Duco’s Raspberry & Mango Loaf Slice. It’s a vanilla pound slice topped with berry coulis, mangoes and mango cream. It can’t more summery than this!


4. Bastian (Worli, Mumbai)

The fruit of the season enters the trending cake style–pull-me cakes! Available at Bastian, this tempting cake includes a vanilla sponge, mango frosting, mango glaze, and fresh Alphonso mangoes. We’re salivating already!


5. L’Entremet Exotique, Monique (New Delhi)

Indulge in a game of textures with this fresh, light entremet that celebrates the union of coconut, mango and passionfruit.


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6. Aamras at Bhavan (New Delhi)

You can’t let mango season pass by without binging on some aamras with hot puris, and Bhawan is here to help you satisfy those cravings.


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7. Mangorita Cocktail at Sanchez (UB City And Indiranagar, Bengaluru)

Quench your thirst with a refreshing cocktail this season. Sanchez’s summer drinks menu offers an array of options but since it’s all about mangoes this month, try the Mangorita–it has a touch of fresh citrus, tequila, mango shrub, and triple sec–perfect to beat the heat.


8. Goosebumps (Available Online)

Go back to your mum’s and grandmum’s kitchen with this nostalgic, spicy and tangy grated mango pickle. Pair the flavourful side with parathas or add it to your boring lunch to make it zesty. Goosebumps is also offering Masala Mango packed with the freshest mangoes and irresistible masala. It also includes health benefits like high vitamin content and antioxidant mangiferin.

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9. Mango & Almond Crumble Muffin, Little Pleasures Patisserie (Kolkata)

Keeping it unique, this New Delhi-based patisserie is whipping up moist and flavourful muffins topped with crunchy and butter topping that includes fresh tangy mangoes and California almonds. We’re keen on getting our hands on these delectable bites.

10. Mango Pannacotta, Toast & Tonic (BKC, Mumbai)

Embrace Toast & Tonic’s seasonal menu packed with vibrant colours and punchy flavours this season. Some of the offerings include a mango infused gin and a summer salad featuring the fruit, but our eyes are on that Alphonso Mango Panna Cotta with a local passionfruit broth–it tastes as good as it looks!

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11. Alphonso Mango Charlotte, SMOOR (Available Online)

Classics never go wrong. Opt for SMOOR’s comforting sponge cake with mango mousse, mango jelly and diced mango cubes.

12. Mango & Passionfruit Sorbet, Saltt Coffee House (Karjat)

If there’s another fruit pairing that works with mango seamlessly, it’s that of a passionfruit. And this tasty mango and passionfruit sorbet at Saltt Coffee House is the perfect choice–it’s tasty and gives you that much-needed respite from the heat.

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13. Mango & Cream Taco Pancakes, Donna Deli (Bandra West, Mumbai)

Head over to the cafe for its special brunch menu and end it on a sweet, refreshing note with mango and cream taco pancakes, served hot with heavenly whipped custard cream and fresh mangoes.

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Mango Recipe

Whether you’re a budding baker or simply enthusiastic about the art, here’s a mango tart recipe from Chef Avin Thaliath, Co-Founder and Director of Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts, which you can make at home. 

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Element 1: Coconut Namelaka

Coconut Puree: 270gms

Invert Sugar: 16gms

Gelatine: 13gms

White Chocolate: 400gms

Whipping Cream: 540gms

Vanilla Pods: 02 pods

Soaked Chia Seeds: 15gms


1. Soak the gelatine in ice water until softened, squeeze out excess water and set aside.

2. Boil the milk, scrape vanilla bean and invert sugar in a saucepan and dissolve the gelatin.

3. Melt the white chocolate at 40 degrees Celcius.

4. Strain the liquid over the chocolate in three parts and stir vigorously to emulsify.

5. Add the cold cream. Stir again making sure not to incorporate air bubbles.

6. Let the mixture crystallize in a covered container, surface wrap in the chiller for at least 6 hours.

Element 2: Mango Confit

1 cup + 1/3 cup (220 g) Mango (fresh)

1/2 cup (125 g) Mango Purée

1 tbsp + 2 tsp (25 g)  Water

1/3 cup + 1/2 tsp (75g) Sugar

1 1/2 tsp (4g) Pectin

1/3 tsp (2g) Sea Salt

2 tsp (10g) Lemon Juice

Zest of 2 Lemons

Method: Cut the fresh mango down into small 0.5 cm cubes then combine it with water, and pineapple juice in a heavy-bottomed pan. Using fresh pineapple juice would be perfect. Heat to 40 degrees Celsius, then add in a combination of sugar and pectin. Continue to cook on medium heat until the mixture reaches a steady boil. Once it thickens, add the lemon juice and allow the confit to cool. Finally, season it with some lemon zest and sea salt to round out the flavour.

Vanilla Sable Dough:

Butter: 360gms

Confectioners’ Sugar: 195gms

Pinch of Salt

Almond Flour: 90gms

Whole Eggs: 142 gms

Flour: 795gms

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C or 325 degrees F

Method: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cut the butter into small cubes and place in a bowl. Add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and almond flour and beat until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add the egg and bring the mix together until it forms a ball. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness between two parchment paper, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 min. Butter small tart moulds and cut dough to fit, line and trim its mould and freeze for at least 1 hour before baking for about at least 15 min until lightly golden.

- Lifestyle Editor


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