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    Mango Relish

    Chutney made from ripe mangoes (and other fruits) originated in India and is now found from Carribean cuisine to British as a relish served with meat dishes. This version is from the North India; the spices help in digestion and balance the sweet, sour and spicy flavours.

    Vegetarian
    Lime juice adds to the Vitamin C content in mango while dates are a rich source of fiber magnesium and iron.

    Ingredients:

    2 ripe mangoes – peeled and cubed
    ½ cup seedless dates chopped
    2 garlic cloves finely minced
    1" piece of ginger minced
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1 cup brown sugar (Demerara sugar)
    Water – 2 cups
    1 tsp oil
    1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
    ½ tsp mustard seeds (rai)
    3 dried red chillies
    Pinch of asafoetida (hing)
    ½ tsp salt

    Method:

    • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan or kadai, put in the mustard seeds, when they splutter add the cumin seeds, dried red chillies and asafoetida.
    • Add the chopped mango pieces, garlic and ginger and fry for 2 minutes, then add the chopped dates and water and bring to a boil.
    • Lower flame and simmer partly covered till the mango pieces soften, then add the brown sugar and salt and cook again till the mixture is thick.
    • Cool and transfer to a clean glass bowl; it will keep well refrigerated for up to a week.



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    Thai Mango Cucumber Salad

    Salads are very cooling in summer and this mango salad is perfect as an accompaniment to a simple lunch.

    Vegetarian
    Besides the vitamins and antioxidant content in mango, sprouts add essential dietary fibre and cucumber is cooling for the summer.

    Ingredients:

    One firm ripe mango peeled and cut into long strips - (choose mangoes like totapuri or other firm mangoes, since mangoes with soft pulp will not be keep their shape; raw mangoes can also be used in this salad)
    1 cucumber deseeded and sliced into thin strips
    ½ cup lightly steamed sprouts
    ½ cup coriander leaves chopped
    2 tbsp crushed peanuts

    Dressing:

    1 tbsp peeled and shredded ginger
    2 cloves garlic minced
    1 green chilli deseeded and thinly sliced
    Pinch of chilli powder
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tbsp vinegar
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp sesame (til) oil
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    Pinch of sugar
    Salt to taste

    Method:

    • Mix the mango strips, cucumber, sprouts, coriander, peanuts and salt in a bowl and keep aside.
    • Mix the ingredients for the dressing and keep aside.
    • When ready to serve, toss the salad in the prepared marinade, adjust seasoning and serve.



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    Chicken and Mango Salad

    This protein packed salad is substantial enough to make a meal by itself and different from the usual bland salads.

    Non Vegetarian
    This dish is rich in protein, iron, calcium, vitamin, folates and fibre.
    Ingredients:

    300gms skinless boneless breast pieces cut into thin strips
    1 tsp cumin powder
    ½ tsp chilli powder
    Pinch of turmeric powder
    1 tsp coriander powder
    1" ginger grated
    3 cloves garlic minced
    1 tbsp lime juice
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1 tbsp oil
    1 small onion sliced
    1 cup peeled and sliced mango pieces
    1 cup spinach leaves washed and shredded

    Dressing:

    ½ cup thick yoghurt
    2 tbsp orange juice
    ¼ tsp chaat masala
    Half a cup mint leaves washed and torn
    Pinch of salt

    Method:

    • Mix the chicken pieces with the cumin powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper and keep aside for 15 -20 minutes
    • Combine all the dressing ingredients , except the mint leaves, and keep aside separately
    • Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onions for a minute, followed by the chicken pieces for about 5 minutes till the juices run clear.
    • Turn the heat down and add the spinach and sauté for another 2-3 minutes till the chicken is cooked and the spinach is wilted.
    • Finally add the mango pieces to the salad and let it heat through for about 2 minutes. Remove from flame and allow to cool a bit
    • While still a little warm, mix in the yoghurt mixture and garnish with mint leaves. Serve warm.



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    Mango Dal

    The sour taste of green mangoes pairs beautifully with the soft lentils for a satisfying dish.

    Vegetarian
    Rich in protein, fibre, Vitamin C and folates.

    Ingredients:
    1 cup masoor dal (can be substituted with tur dal)
    ½ cup chopped green mangoes (the skin is usually left on for a tart taste)
    1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
    2 slit green chillies (if using tur dal, then add 1 tsp red chilli powder instead)
    ½ tsp turmeric powder
    Salt to taste

    Tempering:
    1 tsp oil
    ½ tsp mustard seeds
    ½ tsp cumin seeds
    Pinch of asafoetida
    1 red chilli

    Method:

    • Pressure cook the dal along with the mango pieces, turmeric, garlic,salt and green chillies for 3 whistles.
    • When cooled, open the cooker, transfer contents to a bow and whisk the dal till smooth
    • Heat the oil for tempering; add the mustard seeds, when they splutter, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and chilli and sauté for a minute.
    • Pour over the dal, adjust seasoning and serve with chapattis or rice.




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    Party Drinks for Pregnancy
    Banana Pineapple Lassi

    Ingredients

    1 ripe medium sized banana chopped
    1/2 cup pineapple chopped
    1 cup curd/yoghurt
    1/2 cup pineapple juice
    2 tablespoons powdered sugar (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon powdered cinnamon (dalchini powder)
    Ice cubes

    Method

    • Mix bananas, pineapple, yoghurt, pineapple juice and sugar in a mixer and blend well until smooth. Slowly add ice cubes to get a slushy consistency.

    • Pour into tall glasses and sprinkle cinnamon powder before serving.




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    Aam panna-- a great summer cooler

    Ingredients

    4 medium sized raw mangoes
    4 cups cooled filtered water
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp chaat masala or jal jeera masala
    1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1 tsp freshly roasted and powdered cumin
    Fresh mint leaves
    Ice cubes

    Method

    • Wash the mangoes and pressure cook with about 1 cup water.

    • Cook for about ten minutes or for three to four whistles on medium heat.

    • Drain the water, peel and stone the mango. Mash the pulp well in a wide glass bowl.

    • Add salt, sugar, and chaat masala or jal jeera masala and cumin powder to the pulp.

    • Slowly add water to get the desired consistency. Whisk well.

    • Add extra sugar if the mangoes are too sour. Mix well, garnish with mint leaves and serve.

    • You can prepare larger quantities of aam panna and store in the fridge as well for a few days.





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    Jal Jeera

    Ingredients

    4 cups filtered cooled water
    2 tsp freshly roasted and powdered cumin (jeera)
    Juice of two lemons freshly squeezed
    1 tablespoon mint paste
    1/2 tsp black salt (kaala namak)
    2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    2-3 tsp of salted boondi balls (optional)

    Method

    • Mix all the ingredients and blend well.

    • Pour into glasses. Add ice cubes if required and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. Serve immediately.

    • Add salted boondi balls in jal jeera if you enjoy a crunchy taste along with your drink. Your jal jeera will become tastier as the boondi balls soak in more water.



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    Coconut dream

    Ingredients

    200g creamed coconut
    285ml water
    4 ripe bananas
    Juice of 1 lemon
    Lemonade to taste

    Method

    • Dissolve the creamed coconut in water.

    • Purée the bananas with the lemon juice, add these to the coconut mixture.

    • Top up your glass with lemonade to taste. Great for cocktail lovers!



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    Spiced fruit punch

    Ingredients

    600ml orange juice
    600ml apple juice
    150ml water
    half tsp ground ginger
    half tsp ground mixed spice

    Method

    • Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and warm gently over a low heat for about five minutes.

    • Pour the warm punch into pre-warmed glasses. Add slices of orange or lemon if it suits your taste.



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    Re: Indian Pregnancy Recipes

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