Monday, June 6, 2011

Mango Mood #2 - Mango Spread & Mango Halwa

Mango Spread

Yellow Yellow Yummy Fellow :) Mangoes don't bore me at all. Soooooo many varieties and soooo tasty :)

Next on the Mango Mood series would be Preservable Mango spread and Mango halwa. Absolutely scrumptious :)

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Preservable Mango Spread would be a super hit among kids since it can be a fantastic side dish for poori, chapathi, idly, dosa and bread :)

Mango Halwa is a sure treat to mango lovers :) Cubes of yumminess :)

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Mango Spread


Mango pulp - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup


Peel and chop mangoes roughly. Drop it in the mixie and puree the fruit without adding water.

Take a pan and add the mango pulp and sugar to it. Mix well in medium flame until the sugar dissolves completely and the pulp becomes slightly thick and jammy. It should be easily spreadable.

Remove from heat and allow it to come to room temperature. Fill it in a sterilized bottle and store it in the refrigerator and use. This can be preserved for 6-8 months.

Serve this is a sidedish with poori or spread it on chapathi and roll it.

You can also spread it on your toast or eat it along with dosa :)

Its very versatile and yummy. Kids would surely love it with anything :)

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Making halwa is similar to the spread with just one more step in excess. I added double the quantity of ingredients as mentioned and collected the spread in between the process and continued to make halwa. You can also do that to save time and make two varieties of delicacies with mango at one go :)

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Mango Halwa


Mango pulp - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tblsp

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Peel and chop mangoes roughly. Drop it in the mixie and puree the fruit without adding water.

Take a pan and add the mango pulp and sugar to it. Mix well in medium flame until the sugar dissolves completely and the pulp becomes slightly thick and jammy. At this stage add the ghee and mix well. Keep stirring for about 15 mins to make a thick paste. It should come to halwa consistency. Once you reach that stage, switch off the stove and pour the halwa on a well greased square mould.

Allow it to set for an hour atleast at room temperature. Later cut squares and decorate with cashews.

This quantity would make around 9 large squares.

Store in refrigerator and consume it within 15 days.

You can also serve it chill along with vanilla ice cream :)

Enjoy eating :)

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Avoid using hands while you handle mangoes that are to be stored for long. Use kitchen gloves while chopping the mangoes.

Sterilize the bottles that you use for storing the spread.

Use the same quantity of sugar even if your mangoes are sweet. The sugar acts as a preservative here. But if your mangoes are not sweet you might need more sugar.

I used Banganaballi mangoes for making these. You can use any mango that is fleshy but not fibrous. For eg. varieties like Malgova will not suit such preparations.

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Written by: Nithya
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An Open Book said...

the spread sounds like a great idea

sowmya's creative saga said...

very nice..lovely pictures..yumm

DEESHA said...

I love your mango mood series :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Both jam and halwa looks super delicious that I want to taste it from the screen :)

Raji said...

OMG..the halwa is so tempting. Perfect squares.. irresistible.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love both spread and halwa! Great colour and presentation!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lovely recipes... The light lilac background is so very perfect for the mango halwa..
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Suja said...

Halwa is truly tempting..great idea.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking sweet halwa and jam
love the presentation
thank you for the tip of using gloves to handle the mangoes

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mouthwatering Mango series. Excellent preparation.
Hamaree Rasoi

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow such a wonderful yellow colour of the mango. Tempting me taste this yummy one

Jyoti said...

I am absolute mango lover.. I loved the mango spread and also the parfait recipe in yr prvious post!

Priya said...

Both looks simply out of the world, specially that spread, just drooling over that bottle..yumm!

Prerna said...

I think I bookmark ALL your recipes in hope of trying it one day. I can't help it, they all look SO good! But this halwa I'm gonna try asap :-)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am absolutely loving your halwa and how it is cut in squares. Never made it or had it before. I am surely going to give this a try :)

GEETHA ACHAL said... tempting halwa...perfect shaped...Thanks for sharing..

divya said...

Slurp !! Awesome recipe.

Divya Kudua said...

I make the spread every year too,but spice it with Cardamom or Kesar for that different taste.Love your bottle!The halwa looks delicious too!

Vimitha Anand said...

That is double yummy dhamakka in one post... Thanks dear...

Prathibha said...

I m a big fan of mangoes n love them in anything...I just love that silky halwa..looks yumm

Jayashree said...

Both look great. I might try out the spread.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Yummy halwa..must try.gorgeous pics..the brown plate and yellow mango beautiful contrast..


Both looks delicious nithi,mango halwa tempts me very much! lovely clicks!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Spread sounds like a gr8 idea...
Isnt it similar to Aam ras??

Ananda Rajashekar said...

you lucky bum enjoy with all mangoes i hardly get one mango! halwa can u send some? Please

Kairali sisters said...

That spread sounds like an awesome idea and halwa is an all time fav and that too mangoes, wow you are one lucky girl niths...

Shifa Firoz said...

im falling for all the mango recipes!!! :) soo soo yummy :)

Parita said...

The first pic is classic!!! And i love that wooden tray...kaha se liya??

ushaprashanth said...

Lovely recipes. Tips will be useful!

Anu Nandu said...

I'm totally craving this halwa now after seeing your post. Beautiful Nithya!

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Delicious and tempting looking halwa beautiful looking color u have got.

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