Mango has been featuring on the menus of several Mumbai’s restaurants. While there are a few doing panna cottas, cheesecakes, tarts and cupcakes, we picked up the ones that’re using mangoes in the most creative ways; a special mention to those going a step forward and adding fresh, ripe mangoes to savoury dishes.
Mango Frangipani Tart @ Star Anise, Bandra West
It’s not a plain tart and that’s the reason it sits on the list of must-try mango dishes in Mumbai. It has fresh alphonso mangoes on a short crust pastry with almond cream and vanilla custard. Finished with white chocolate curls, the tart looks like a lovely flower. Dig in and you’d want to go for seconds.
Price: Rs 150
Beyond the Ozone at Toshin.
Beyond The Ozone @ Toshin, Chembur
The Le Cordon Bleu graduate, Chef Toshin Shetty, launched his patisserie last year and took the city by storm with his progressive desserts. Beyond the Ozone is another addition to his superbly creative menu. The velvety dessert has slow-reduced mango and mascarpone cheese filled with mango squares and vanilla dacquoise – vanilla flavoured meringue.
Price: Rs 240 per piece; Rs 1,500 for 700 gms cake
Chatpata Aam Centre at English Vinglish.
Chatpata Aam Centre @ English Vinglish, Juhu
Chef Ranveer Brar’s latest venture is about desi mithai going global. While there’s Aamrakhand Cheesecake and the likes on the menu, our interest was piqued by Chatpata Aam Centre, which has Indian-spiced caramelised mango pulp encased in 34 per cent milk chocolate. So as you bite into the chocolate, you’ll be greeted by a gush of tangy spicy kairi.
Price: Rs 330 for 6 pieces
Mango & Sabudana Cutting Trifle at The Bombay Canteen.
Mango and Sabudana Cutting Trifle @ The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel
Chef Thomas Zacharias’ mango creation is a somewhat take on the famous payasam. Served in a cutting chai glass, the trifle has fresh Alphonso mangoes, sabudana (tapioca pearls) pudding topped with coconut meringue and finished with aam papad.
Price: Rs 250
Mango Panna Cotta at The Fatty Bao.
Mango Panna Cotta @ The Fatty Bao, Bandra West
When we started collating this list, we thought of staying away from the cheesecakes and panna cottas. But, this dessert from The Fatty Bao is not your regular panna cotta. Served with tapioca pearls, passion fruit, raspberry meringue and mango chilli cilantro salsa, it’s a pop of colours and flavours.
Price: Rs 265
Keri No Samosa at SodaBottleOpenerWala.
Keri no Samosa @ SodaBottleOpenerWala, Bandra-Kurla Complex
The Irani-themed restaurant is paying tribute to the city’s favourite snack with its Keri no Samosa. The deep-fried pastry has a filling of mango and dry fruits and is served with vanilla ice-cream. Other notable desserts on the menu are the Mango Ravo – mango flavoured semolina halwa and Mango Shreekhand Cheesecake.
Price: Rs 140
Mango Dome @ The Sassy Teaspoon, Juhu
This dessert at the newly-opened Juhu outlet of Chefs Irfan Pabaney and Rachel Goenka’s The Sassy Spoon, is all things summery. The dessert has layers of fresh mango and is so light that you’d love to dig in.
Price: Rs 100
Green Mango Pizza at CPK.
Green Mango Pizza @ California Pizza Kitchen, all outlets
Mango in pizza sounds like an odd combination, but the CPK version has had us craving for it. The pizza is topped with onions, peppers, raw citrusy mango with a drizzle of mango-spiced flavoured sauce.
Price: Rs 545 for 9”, Rs 720 for 14”
Sweet and Smoky Burger at Chili's American Grill and Bar.
Sweet and Smoky Burger @ Chili’s American Grill and Bar, all outlets
The American diner has added a seasonal touch to its burger with a mango-infused BBQ sauce. The burger is stuffed with Jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, spiced panko onion rings and has a sweet and smoky flavour.
Price: Rs 545
Summer Mango Tilapia at Leaping Windows.
Summer Mango Tilapia @ Leaping Windows, Versova
The lovely book café in Versova is serving the fresh water fish with summery flavours. The pan seared tilapia is topped with mango and ginger salsa and crushed pea puree.
Price: Rs 500
Paprika Prawns with Mango Puree at The Little Door.
Paprika Prawns in Mango Puree @ The Little Door, Andheri West
The Andheri restaurant and bar has a few additions of mango-based dishes to its Sunday brunch menu. The smoked paprika prawns served in mango puree is what you must try. The combination of seafood with the king of fruit makes this the winning dish on the menu.