One thing that is found in almost all homes and is loved by people of all ages during the summer season is the mango and why not it is after all the “king of fruits”. If the ripe mangoes are a favourite, can raw mangoes be far behind in making its way to the kitchen as well as the hearts of most Indian people? True that the raw mangoes are not as high in demand as compared to their cousin – King Alphonso but one cannot deny the versatile character they hold when it comes to their usage in the kitchen. Raw mangoes are generously used in many Indian households as they add that tangy taste and also help in cooling down the body. It is a well known remedial food for heat stroke and hence an extensively used one for people especially in the hot climatic regions. Here is a list of some of the finest raw mango recipes that you could try at home without much effort.

Raw mango ki biryani: It might sound like an unusual recipe made from mangoes but surprisingly, one can find its different versions being prepared with great delight in the Sindh region. Raw mangoes add that tangy flavour and act as a great substitute for the yoghurt because of its flavorful taste. One can also use raw mangoes in place of lime as used in Biryani. For this recipe, you need fresh vegetables, dry fruits, raw mango, spices, and ghee. The recipe is the same as that of vegetable biryani just with the difference that along with other veggies such as carrots, onions, and beans, raw mango is added and cooked with a little bit of sugar, green, and spices. Add steamed rice to the cooking pan and cover it till the raw mango becomes tender. Serve it hot with fried brown onions and raita.

Kairi Murgh Tikka: This delicious raw mango preparation is sure to win accolades at your hosted party. Succulent meat marinated with raw mangoes makes it enticing, flavorful and rich dish. Make use of boneless chicken and marinate it with green chillies, ginger, garlic, salt, vinegar, coriander, chilli powder, raw mango, pepper powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and yoghurt. After marinating it for a few hours, put the pierced chicken cubes onto wet bamboo skewers. Serve it with chat masala and different sauces.

Raw mango prawn curry: Non-vegetarian lovers can try the tangy golden prawn dish made with raw mangoes and is a summer favourite in parts of Kerala and Goa. Tangy mangoes and golden prawn curry comes together to provide an aromatic, rich and sweet dish, also carrying the tender mellowness of the coconut milk being added to it. Grind the spice powders such as ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, and turmeric and combine it with prawns, raw mangoes and masala. Add coconut milk to it for that rich flavour.

Aam Panna – With heat levels rising, raw mango drink can be your ultimate thirst-quencher and also your saviour against heat strokes. Mix chunks of raw mangoes with a generous teaspoon of sugar and blend them well. Boil the mixture along with some cardamom powder and saffron for a few minutes and keep for cooling. Serve it chilled to beat the sweltering heat.


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