The summer’s about to end in this part of India and many are trying to make the most of mangoes before the rains take away their favourite fruit.
I see neighbours hurriedly peeling raw mangoes to pickle them, colleagues rushing to the nearby cafe to taste mango cheesecakes and mango shakes and kids being coaxed (and sometimes playfully threatened) to finish their plate of mangoes before it rains on the lovely mango trees, thus rendering the mangoes tasteless. Sometimes I feel that mangoes are like a one-time leading actress in a Hindi movie who makes a “comeback”, rather keeps making comebacks after few intervals. I know people who rigidly refuse to touch a mango after it rains. Celebrated when at the peak and sidelined at the slightest hint of pour, I wonder what poor little mangoes have to say about this.
There were some showers in my city last Sunday. And since then, the “mango talk” has come down drastically in my circle. But all of a sudden, two days ago, a colleague mentioned that she had a tall glass of mango milkshake for breakfast and reminded me of how delicious a mango milkshake tastes! My way of giving a decent farewell to this delicious, golden fruit until next year!
Here is my super simple recipe of a Mango Milkshake! Enjoy!
Two mangoes, peeled, cubed and frozen for 20 mins
Milk: 1 cup if you want a thick shake and 1.5 cups if thin
Sugar: 2 teaspoons
Blend all the ingredients. Serve in a tall glass. Enjoy whatever is left of the summers! 🙂