Mango season is in full swing and that only means one thing — championing the season’s favourite fruit. While mango desserts are often heard of and savoured through the season, when it comes to savoury dishes, the options seem limited. So if you find yourself leaning towards the latter, let us tell you that isn’t true! Move over mango desserts (because that’s so mainstream) and give your tastebuds a twist with Luxebook’s handpicked edit of the best mango-based savoury dishes to try in Delhi and Mumbai.
Monkey Bar Mango Talkies in Mumbai & Delhi
From Mango golgappas to mango tacos and mango curry, Monkey Bar in New Delhi and Mumbai is celebrating the Mango season with their special Mango Talkies menu. Available from May 19-June 19, 2022, “Mango Talkies” – is a delightful tribute to the King of Fruits in new complex flavours! The extraordinary, the menu is packed with flavoursome and experimental dishes including a spread of six dishes. From the delicious sweet and sour home-made aam panna in the Not Your Aam Gupchup or the Shuddh Desi Tacos – a Pardesi offering with a desi twist of braised jackfruit wrapped in whole-wheat tacos or the hot and sizzling ‘She’s Meen That Way’ – Kerala’s own Meen ( fish) Mango curry, or Pride of Malda – a twist on Bengal’s Chingri Malai Paturi. Taking inspiration from different regional cuisines, this menu has something for everyone.
Toast & Tonic Mumbai
The perfect destination for a healthy mango dish. Toast and Tonic if offering a fresh, yet gastronomically curious modern menu. The highlight on the menu is the Everything Summer Salad made with Alphonso mango, avocado, heirloom cherry tomato, sweet corn, and English cucumber tossed in a bright starfruit dressing and topped with puffed amaranth — a great (and healthy) way to start your meal.
AnnaMaya, New Delhi
Channel your love for curries as you dive into a burst of flavours at AnnaMaya. The unique Spicy Mango Prawn Curry on their menu is as delicious as it sounds. Perfect for those who like spicy food, imagine the flavour bomb when degi mirch is combined with raw mango and coconut.
Summer on a plate! Foo’s limited period menu, the Fresh At Foo SUMMER EDIT brings with it a variety of options that hero mango. A must-have includes the delectable Natsu Maki Roll that contains fresh avocado, chia seeds, mouth-watering mango salsa & more. For something more indulgent try the crispy panko rolls – a delicious panko fried pancake roll with mango & crunchy vegetables.
Nara Thai, Mumbai
Take your tastebuds to Thai paradise as you enjoy the freshness of mango to perfectly balance dishes at Nara Thai. Their special summer mango menu features a mix of sweet and savoury delights. Begin the meal with a refreshing mango and avocado salad, with ripe mangoes, avocados, cherry tomatoes, mint, and chilli lime sauce, and slowly make your way through the menu. Some stand out options includes the crispy squidwith mango sriracha, stir-fried lotus root, asparagus, pak choi with mango and Thai green curry with ripe mangoes paired with butterfly pea noodles with mango in chili basil sauce! But if you’re a hardcore non-vegetarian the Stir-fried chicken with mango in sesame sauce and Stir-fried prawns with mango in delicious Thai mint sauce, won’t leave you disappointed. With hints and notes of raw and ripe mango, each dish is rich in textures and flavours.
Someplace Else Mumbai
Celebrate the season of mangoes with mouth-watering savoury dishes at Someplace Else in Mumbai. What makes them unique are the unusual dishes that champion mango. Ever been experimental enough to think of a mango flatbread? No right? But the Spiced mango and goat’s cheese flatbread is worth trying. Topped with Mango, goat cheese, avocado, microgreens, your taste buds will surely approve. Or play it safe with the Basil prawns and mango chili salsa vol-au-vents, and finally, don’t forget to try the Mangolicious aamras poori which is a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy.