From Aparna’s kitchen:
Mango “The king of fruits” happens to be our family’s all time best loved fruit.
As a child, I have great,yummy, tasty memories of Mangoes from our backyard, homegrown-fresh mangoes. Our backyard was covered with couple of big mango trees which could produce two varities “Kalami” and “Raspauri”. It’s so much fun and pleasure to pluck mangoes right off the tree anytime of the day. I won’t be exaggerating if I say
we used to literally live on mangoes during the summer time, starting from breakfast to dinner, just eat-drink mangoes 🙂 My parents would keep raw magoes in the haystack in a dry-cool room and in few days we could get the ripen mangoes all ready to eat. In summer ,even in our cooking we had lot of mango flavor giving tanginess to different curries, salads, pickels, desserts, drinks etc.
Today I am going to share one of my favourite recipes Mango salsa with Canapés. Those days we used to call it “Mango pachadi or koshimbiri” but now with globalization we call it by its Spanish name ‘Salsa’. We all are very well aware of the
health benefits of Mangoes, it contains vitamins A,B,C & minerals etc.
Try this simple yet tasty Mango recipe.
Ingredients for Salsa (For 30 Canapés)
2, large Mangoes, peeled & finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber (remove seeds)
1/2 cup spring onion finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
5,6 chopped mint leaves
1/2 tsp Green chilli finely chopped (optional)
3 tsp lemon juice
salt, back pepper to taste
How to proceed
1. Mix Mangoes, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, coroander, chilli, mint leaves together.
2. Add salt and black pepeer, mix well.
3. Add lemon juice and adjust the seasoning as needed.
4. Cover and let it set for half an hour
5. Keep the Canapés in the oven for 3 min at 180 degrees
6. Add a spoonful of Mango salsa on the Canapés
5. Colourful, tangy Mango salsa with Canapé is ready.
Tip : You can eat this Mango salsa with tortillas, with rice, in sandwiches etc