Sweet or savoury? Here are 10 food joints that are creating innovative food with mango

The king of all fruit–mangoes are for more than just being used in pretty desserts. These savoury mango dishes in these restaurants stand proof to the testimony

Sweet or savoury? Here are 10 food joints that are creating innovative food with mango

From ripe juicy Alphonso mangoes that mark the beginning of summer to the sweet Badami and Kesari variants that are available until the first week of June, the arrival of the king of fruits is a much-anticipated event. However, what is little known about this fruit is its versatility when it comes to cooking. While adding to sweet treats like cheesecakes and ice creams makes for an indisputable indulgence, mangoes can also be used to create lip-smacking savoury dishes.

Here are a few recommendations of places from where you can try some yourself:

Mango gazpacho by Poco Loco Tapas & Bar, Mumbai

At Poco Loco, the gazpacho is given an Indian twist with fresh mango paste and a sprinkle of peri-peri seasoning for that extra zing.'' It is a cold, fruity soup with the hint of celery, chillies and bell peppers, making it a refreshing option on a warm summer day,'' says Megha Datwani, founder of the restaurant.
To order; call on: 09324191366

Mango gazpacho by Poco Loco Tapas & Bar

DIY kit by Annamaya, New Delhi

The DIY meal kit by Annamaya should absolutely be on your radar. The kits include all the ingredients required for a three-course meal. The Asian menu comprises Thai green curry and sago pearls with mango and rose petals, green mango, avocado and tomato salad. There are even European and Indian options to choose from.
To order; call on: +91 11 49031352

Mango and avocado sushi by Pa Pa Ya, multiple outlets across India

Sushi fan? You can't miss the mango and avocado sushi at PaPaYa. While sushi with mango and avocado may not be something you see very often, it's worth trying if you're someone that likes to experiment with flavour.
To order; log into Zomato

Mango curry bowl by Supper, Mumbai

If you're fans of Thai food, you're in for a treat. The seasonal mango curry bowl by Supper has flavours that are similar to red Thai curry, except there is the addition of puréed fresh mango, too. Combined with ingredients like coconut milk, vegetable stock, broccoli and bell peppers, this one's a seasonal delight. ''I wanted a summer-friendly dish and I kind of dislike mangoes but it is a versatile fruit. So, I decided to add it to a curry and it worked wonderfully,'' says Karishma Mehta, founder of Bowled by Kari, who created the dish as part of a special collaboration.
To order: call on; 9930977077

Mango curry bowl by Supper

Seasonal mango burrata salad by Plate and Pint, Mumbai

The classic burrata salad is an all-time favourite. Add in a few slices of fresh mango and you have a refreshing summer salad. In the Plate and Pint's version, there's also crunchy arugula and a balsamic reduction.''Being a pastry chef, I'm a little biased towards mango in desserts, specifically. However, it can also be used in savoury dishes like salads, Indian chaats, curries and sticky rice," says Monaz Irani, founder and chef at the diner.
To order; call on: 07045361991

Raw and ripe mango prawn curry by Ishaara, Mumbai

Made with prawns, ripe mango, red chillies, coconut milk, curry leaves and mixed spices, this curry from Ishaara packs a solid punch. The sweetness of the mango complements the dull heat from the chillis to give you a gorgeous prawn curry. ''Ripe mango varieties vary across geographies and each has a distinct flavour and texture profile. We made this hybrid recipe with ripe mangoes and pineapple curry,'' says Prashant Isssar, creator and co-founder of Ishaara.
To order; call on: +91 8657531988

Raw and ripe mango prawn curry by Ishaara

Asian summer salad by Mamagoto, Bengaluru

The Asian summer salad at Mamagoto is made with fresh rocket leaves, chopped mangoes and chilli and topped with their in house soya-balsamic dressing, which is sure to brighten up your day. Try it now.
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Mango thali by Khandani Rajdhani, Pune

The mango thali at Khandani Rajdhani can be called mouthwatering at the very least. With dishes that range from a mango kofta pulao and a Malabari mango kadhi to mango raita, this regional diner is a haven for savoury Indian mango dishes.
To order; call on: +912066890453 +919920805191

Pickled mango turmeric by Mahe, Goa

On the menu for the Indian summer are a bunch of mango specials. At Mahe in Goa, try the pickled mango turmeric which is made with green peppercorns, ripe mangoes, pickled turmeric and Bilimbi flowers.
To order; call on: 09765874858

Prawn and mango curry by Fort House, Kochi

A prawn mango curry is an oldie but a goodie. If you're down south, visit the Fort House restaurant in Kochi for this delectable seasonal prawn and mango curry.
To order; call on: +918068976317

Prawn and mango curry, Mahabelly, New Delhi

Made with chunks of mango and well-cooked prawns, the prawn and mango curry at Mahabelly has a mild but lingering taste. Pair the curry up with a Malabari paratha and you've got the perfect meal.
To order, call on: 09107906907

Mango and grilled tofu salad by Street Storyss, Bengaluru

Street Storyss in Bengaluru is known for its experimental take on global street food. The dish that has caught our eye here is the mango and grilled tofu salad. Made with seasonal juicy mangoes, carrots and tofu, this salad is sprinkled with pepper and paprika to add an extra kick of flavour.
To order; call on: 09810946339

Tarini Sood

Tarini Sood

Equipped with a Master’s degree in Journalism, Tarini is forever questioning everything around her. Headstrong and passionate about the art of storytelling, she is up to date with all things travel, food, beauty, and innovation. When she isn’t out reviewing the newest restaurant, you can find her researching the latest skincare trend or curled up with a book and a cuppa in the farthest corner of the room.

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