Mango Mania: All the mango desserts, drinks and recipes to bookmark this summer

Ask someone what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you say summer, and they’ll probably think of the beach, pina colada, or ice cream. For us, everything revolves around mangoes! And while we love to binge on it as it is, it definitely tastes smashing when steeped in a drink, added to a savory dish, and of course, turned into a dessert. From mango cakes to mango curries and recipes to concoct at home, savor seasonal fruits in style this summer. Ahead, we give you a list of mango desserts, menus and recipes to score right away!

Mango menus

1. Nara Thai (BKC, Mumbai)

Sure, mango tastes delicious in sweet dishes, but have you ever tried it when it’s part of a savory meal on its own, that too in Thai flavors? Nara Thai offers 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 mouth-watering options such as Crispy Calamari with Mango Sriracha or Grilled Chicken Skewer with Mango Salsa. For your mains, choose Stir-fried lotus root, asparagus, mango pak choi; Chicken sautéed with mango sesame sauce; and Mango Fried Shrimp in a Thai Mint Sauce – all are equally rich in texture and flavor. You can’t miss the Thai green curry with ripe mangoes served with mango butterfly pea noodles in a chilli and basil sauce. And the signature mango sticky rice drizzled with sweetened coconut milk and a handful of toasted sesame seeds is the perfect sweet ending.


2. Magna Cafe and Bar (Thane)

Blame it on the mango desserts at Magna Cafe if you fall into a food coma. Ranging from baked mango yogurt, mango coconut panna cotta, mango vanilla cake, fresh mango pie and cheesecake éclair with mango, each mango concoction is more tempting than the next.


3. Bhola & Blonde (Indiranagar, Bangalore)

Do you like to experiment? Then you will enjoy the unusual mango dishes of Bhola & Blonde, which certainly caught our attention. Savor their entrees such as Dahi Mango Kebab, Chili Mango Fish, Achari Aam Aloo or Mango Glazed Honey Chicken. Head to the main course with Raw Mango Curry, Khatta Aam Ki Dal or Meen Mango Kuzhambu. Pair your mango-packed meal with cocktails like Two To Tango (mango-infused vodka, Cointreau, and lime) or Khatta AamRita (tequila, raw mango, and simple syrup). Teemers can opt for cocktails like Mango Mary, Mango Lassi and Mango & Blonde.


Mango desserts and specials

3. Cafe Duco, (Bandra West, Mumbai)

Fancy an offbeat dessert? Then you have to try Cafe Duco’s Raspberry Mango Bread Slice. It’s a vanilla pound slice topped with berry coulis, mangoes and mango cream. It can’t get more summery than this!


4. Bastien (Worli, Bombay)

The fruit of the season enters the trendy style of cakes – pull-me cakes! Available from Bastian, this tempting cake features vanilla sponge, mango glaze, mango glaze and fresh Alphonso mangoes. We are already salivating!


5. The Exotic Entremet, Monique (New Delhi)

Let yourself be tempted by a play on textures with this fresh and light dessert that celebrates the union of coconut, mango and passion fruit.

6. Aamras in Bhavan (New Delhi)

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

7. Mangorita Cocktail in Sanchez (UB City and Indiranagar, Bangalore)

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 hint of fresh citrus, tequila, mango shrub and triple sec – perfect for beating the heat.


8. Goosebumps (available online)

Return to your mom and grandma’s kitchen with this nostalgic, spicy and tangy grated mango pickle. Pair the savory side with parathas or add it to your boring lunch to make it tangy. Goosebumps also offers Masala Mango packed with the freshest mangoes and irresistible masala. It also includes health benefits like high vitamin content and the antioxidant mangiferin.

mango pickle

9. Mango Almond Crumble Muffin, Little Pleasures Patisserie (New Delhi)

Always unique, this New Delhi-based patisserie bakes moist, flavorful muffins topped with a crispy, buttery filling that includes tangy fresh mangoes and California almonds. We can’t wait to get our hands on these delicious bites.

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

Embrace Toast & Tonic’s seasonal menu filled with bright colors and punchy flavors 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 passion fruit broth, it tastes as good as it sounds!

mango dessert

11. Alphonso Mango Charlotte, SMOOR (available online)

The classics are never wrong. Opt for the comforting sponge cake from SMOOR with its mango mousse, mango jelly and mango cubes.

12. Mango and passion fruit sorbet, Saltt Coffee House (Karjat)

If there is another fruity accord that goes perfectly with mango, it is that of a passion fruit. And this delicious mango and passion fruit sorbet from Saltt Coffee House is the perfect choice – it’s flavorful and gives you some much-needed respite from the heat.

mango dessert

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

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

mango dessert

Mango recipe

Whether you’re a budding baker or simply passionate about art, here’s a recipe for mango pie from chef Avin Thaliath, Co-founder and director of Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts, which you can do at home.

mango dessert

Item 1: Coconut Namelaka

Coconut puree: 270 g

Invert sugar: 16 g

Gelatin: 13g

White chocolate: 400g

Whipped cream: 540g

Vanilla pods: 02 pods

Soaked chia seeds: 15 g


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

2. Boil the milk, scrape the vanilla pod and the inverted sugar into a saucepan and dissolve the gelatin.

3. Melt the white chocolate at 40 degrees Celsius.

4. Strain the liquid over the three-part chocolate and stir vigorously to emulsify.

5. Add the cold cream. Stir again, being careful not to incorporate any air bubbles.

6. Leave the mixture to crystallize in a covered container, wrap on the surface in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.

Element 2: Candied mango

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

1/2 cup (125 g) mango puree

1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons (25 g) Water

1/3 cup + 1/2 teaspoon (75g) sugar

1 1/2 tsp. 1/2 tsp (4 g) pectin

1/3 tsp. (2g) sea salt

2 teaspoons (10g) lemon juice

Zest of 2 lemons

Method: Cut the fresh mango into small 0.5 cm cubes then mix it with water and pineapple juice in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Using fresh pineapple juice would be perfect. Heat to 40 degrees Celsius, then add a combination of sugar and pectin. Continue cooking over medium heat until mixture comes to a steady boil. Once thickened, add the lemon juice and allow the confit to cool. Finally, season it with lemon zest and sea salt to round out the flavor.

Vanilla saber dough:

Butter: 360g

Confectionery sugar: 195 g

Pinch of salt

Almond flour: 90g

Whole eggs: 142 g

Flour: 795g

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 breadcrumbs. Add the egg and mix until it forms a ball. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness between two parchment papers, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Butter small tartlet molds and cut the dough to size, line and line the mold and freeze for at least 1 hour before baking for at least 15 minutes until they are lightly golden.

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