Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Seasoned Raw Mangoes - Summer can't get any better !!

Summer in southern parts of India is so extreme that you can literally fry things on top of your car.I am not kidding.Trust me,  its that hot !!!

Raw mangoes mark the beginning of summer.These little beauties hang down from trees at perfect height so that kids can jump up and grab them.When kids steal these mangoes from their neighbour's trees,it is believed to taste more delicious than the ones from their own .Funny but true :)

In my home back in India, my mom has two mango trees.She has been taking care of them for the past 20 years.They have grown so tall that we need a long stick to grab the mangoes with so much technicality.But at the end of the day,the taste is worth all the efforts.

There is no preparation or specific method for this tangy starter.Just grab the mangoes cut them,season it and eat it.That's it.Just keep in mind that they are extremely spicy as you add raw red chilli powder.So be  ready to get your eyes all watery.


  • Raw mango - 1
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Hing - a pinch
  • Salt to taste

  • Wash and peel the mangoes.Cut them into small cubes discarding the long seed inside.
  • Add hing,red chilli powder,salt and toss them well in a large bowl.
  • Serve in a plate with a big glass of water :)


  1. Lovely!!! Made me drool just now :P

  2. this is hands down the favorite childhood munch of ours, we used to pluck mangoes from the backyard at village and used to have this all summer long, thanks for refreshing our memories in such a pleasantly tangy way :-)

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  4. Mouthwatering chaat.....perfect clicks...

  5. I was reminded of my school days.
    Loved all the clicks.