Sink your teeth into the sweet flesh of a succulent mango to cool down this summer. With mango season finally in full swing, Rhea Dhanbhoora & Priyanka Singh tell you what deals to indulge in and where to buy your box of mangoes from
Mango Pistachio Cream
This lip-smacking, yogurt based mango dessert from Silverspoon Gourmet is a great option to order for a dinner party.
Price Minimum order of 12 glasses; one glass for approximately Rs 75
Mango Tourism Festival
Looking for a great way to enjoy mangoes while you learn more about them? Head over to the Kokan Alponso Tourism Festival, organised by The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in association with Kokan Green Life. The ongoing festival features varieties of mangoes for visitors to view and taste. Tourists will be accommodated by farmer families and can enjoy village hospitality. Tours will be conducted between Thursday and Sunday and are definitely something to look forward to.
When Up to June 9
Where Kokan region of Maharashtra
Contact 9619926169/ 9619926170/ 24155411/ 24155412
This creamy, delicious mango tart from Le Pain Quotidien will make you forget every other tart you’ve had before. Chunks of mango atop a crisp, baked base gives this tart a new twist altogether.
Price Rs 195
Where Le Pain Quotidien outlets at Colaba and Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)
Contact 66150202 (Colaba), 66431617 (BKC)
While the name might seem simple, this dish has its fair share of surprises. Available at Cheval, the Mango Dish consists of mango cannelloni, mango sorbet and pistachio and will be a delight for a mango lover.
Price Rs 395
Where Cheval, 145, Near Rhythm House, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
We love the mango thali available at Khandani Rajdhani through the season, which includes Aamras, Aam ki Lunjee, Fajeto, Gor Keri, Mango Dal Dhokli and Mango Panna.
Price Rs 320 (lunch) and Rs 350 (dinner)
Where Rajdhani restaurants in Mulund (W), Kurla (W) and Ghatkopar (W)
All these mango desserts can make you pile on the kilos, but Icing on Top is helping you keep your portions small with delectable mango cakeletts.
Price Rs 60 per piece
Where Icing On Top, 27, Kazi Sayed Street, Masjid Bunder
Contact 9867013315/ 9867346102
We love margarita’s, even when they’re non-alcoholic. And, when they’re mango based, we’re even more fond of them! Celebrate the seasonal fruit with a delectable mocktail that’s a twist on the usual margarita’s we’re so used to.
Price Rs 155
Where 6/8, Ambala Joshi Marg, Hamam Street, Rajbahadur Mansion, Fort
Filo Mile Feuille of fresh mango with quark
The name is a mouthful, but this superb dessert by Amadeus makes our mouths water just by the artistic way in which it’s presented.
Price Rs 350
Where Amadeus, National Centre of Performing Arts, Gate No. 2, Nariman Point
Contact 22821212/ 22824242
Gambas Con Mango Sylvia’s style
Thought mango could only be served as dessert? Available at Vinoteca by Sula, Gambas Con Mango Sylvia’s style, an elaborate main course dish, is shrimps cooked with mango and served with quinoa.
Price Rs 450
Where Ground Floor, Sunville Building, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli
Mango & Paprika scented sushi
Sushi combined with mango?! This innovative dish at InterContinental Marine Drive presents this Japanese delicacy in a whole new avatar.
Price Rs 700 plus taxes
Where 135, NSC Bose Road, Marine Drive, Churchgate
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
If indulging in mango treats around the city isn’t enough, head to one of these outlets to get the best mangoes the city has to offer:
Westside: Gourmet West offers a delectable variety of mangoes, ranging from alphonso to payari. You can enjoy the hand-picked mangoes from `500 onwards.
Where Gourmet West by Westside, Army & Navy Building, Kala Ghoda, Fort
EkStop.com: They have great deals on mangoes — from a dozen alphonso mangoes at `325 to payari pulp packets for `65 and `105. Ordering is quick and easy and you can check the product on delivery to see if it’s satisfactory.
Devgadhapoos.com: Whether you want to gift, order wholesale or just buy a box of delicious mangoes for yourself, this is the place to log on. Prices start from Rs 550 for a dozen and go up to Rs 750.
Devgad Mango: Want your mangoes delivered directly from the farmers? Then this site is a godsend. Prices vary, so you’ll have to register for updates.
Nature’s Basket: They offer so many different types of mangoes, it’s ridiculous! Get your fill, starting from as little as Rs 60 per kg (totapuri mangoes) to Rs 840 a dozen (alphonso mangoes) at any of their outlets.
Where Outlets across the city