Summers are here but fret not! Adding sweetness to the scorching heat are our childhood favorite, ‘mangoes’. The flavorful, juicy and dynamic fruit is known for adding that extra punch to most of our summer delicacies. Also known as the ‘King of Fruits’, mangoes are loved by all generations and are an instant hit when it comes to smoothies or traditional chutneys.
So why not pack these appetizing dishes with a healthy dose of California walnuts. Known for its nutritional and health benefits, California walnuts are the go-to-nut for any drink, snack, main course or dessert. An extremely versatile ingredient, California walnuts blends perfectly with mangoes, making any delicacy an instant favorite.
While all of us know the old school recipe of Aamras, this summer try out these off-beat walnut inspired mango recipes that are sure to leave everyone around you bedazzled!
1 cup mango purée
1/2 cup ice cubes
3 cups curd
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup California walnut milk
1/2 cup mango ice-cream
4 tablespoons strawberry crush
4 tablespoons fresh mango diced
- In a blender, churn together mango puree, California walnut milk, sugar, ice cubes, curd and mango ice-cream till it is smooth. Reserve till further use.
- Take a few tall glasses and add a tablespoon each of strawberry crush at the base.
- Top with the chilled smoothie.
- Finally top with fresh diced mangoes.
- Serve chilled.
By Chef Varun Inamdar