Am I the only one who wishes that the mango season was all year? If you are a mango lover like me then you will love this collection of 37 recipes that include both ripe sweet mangoes and unripe sour raw mangoes! Whether you are looking for a healthy breakfast smoothie, delicious fresh snacks, mango preserves, pickles or baking a dessert there is a recipe for you in this collection!
The king of fruits – mangoes are a summer seasonal fruit in India. The mango season lasts from March to May.
Although one can easily get mangoes in the market in the month of June and July and even in August. But many people avoid eating mangoes once rains start pouring because they get spoiled easily. So you have to quickly eat as many mangoes as possible in these two months time !!!
Mango is a seasonal fruit and makes an appearance once in a year during the Indian summers. Along with mangoes, fruits like jackfruit, jamun, mulberries and some more variety of Indian berries also make an appearance.
I strongly believe that one should eat according to the season. So if in season, then do have seasonal fruits or veggies in your meals.
In India mangoes are consumed both ripe and unripe. Usually ripe sweet mangoes are eaten as is or mango desserts or drinks are made with them.
With unripe green mangoes a variety of recipes are made in the Indian cuisine. Though mango pickle is made in many homes and there are hundreds ways of making mango pickle, there are some recipes like chutney, lentils and beverages that are also made.
There are many varieties of Indian mangoes like kesar, badami, dasheri, langda, safeda, totapuri, chausa, neelam, alphonso (hapus) etc. Everyone has their own favorite variety of mango.
Our favorite is alphonso mangoes which are also called as hapus locally. They are the most juicy, delicious and also the most expensive. They mangoes are grown in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Konkan regions and mostly exported.
While making any sweet based dish or a beverage with mango, use mangoes that are not fibrous and are sweet. Avoid making drinks, desserts or sweets with half-ripe mangoes or even faintly sweet mangoes as these can cause stomach upsets.
About This Collection
In this post, I am listing mango recipes from my blog made with both sweet mangoes and tangy sour green mangoes.
There are options to choose from sweet mango desserts & sweets, to tangy drinks including some condiments like preserves, pickles and chutneys.
For the desserts, I always use fresh mangoes. If you do not have fresh sweet mangoes available in your city, then you can even use canned mango pulp. Many of the recipes mentioned in the below collection list use mango pulp.
I always blend the mangoes and make the mango pulp, but you can use store brought canned mango pulp.
Note that 1 medium-sized mango will yield about ½ to ¾ cup mango pulp. So if a recipe calls for 2 medium-sized mangoes, then substitute with 1 to 1.5 cups mango pulp.
One can make endless dishes using unripe or ripe mangoes. So take your pick and make your favorite mango recipe – be it any of the popular mango recipes like aamras, mango lassi, amrakhand, mango ice cream and mango kulfi.
I have classified this collection first into Mango Dessert and Sweets made from sweet mangoes. As you scroll below, you will see drinks, condiments made with ripe mangoes.
The last part are the recipes made with green raw mangoes that are tart and sour. You will find recipes like pickles, preserves, rice and lentils based dishes.
Find below a collection of popular frozen mango treats from around the world and some Indian mango sweets.
Get two mango ice cream recipes that are going to be your new favorite summer treat. Smooth, fluffy and soft these 3 ingredient mango ice creams are ridiculously easy to make with condensed milk, whipping cream and mangoes.
Quick, easy and a cheat's version of making delicious Mango Kulfi with milk, sweetened condensed milk, cream and mangoes.
Easy and tasty egg free mango cake recipe made with whole wheat flour, fresh mangoes, butter and condensed milk.
This eggless mango cheesecake recipe is a no bake vegetarian mango cheese cake recipe made without eggs and gelatin.
A smooth, velvety and soft Thai mango pudding made with coconut milk. The mango pudding has the lovely flavors of both mangoes and coconut.
Aamras is a popular and traditional mango delicacy from the Western Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Enjoy it as it is or with poori (Indian fried bread).
Mango falooda is a summer Indian dessert made with fresh mango puree, chopped mangoes and mango ice cream.
Mango panna cotta recipe is a creamy and smooth Italian dessert made with mangoes, cream and milk. A vegetarian recipe using agar agar.
Mango phirni is a delicious creamy pudding made with sweet mangoes and rice.
These are easy whole wheat eggless mango muffins.
Mango kesari recipe – smooth, silky and a really good recipe of mango kesari.
Mango shrikhand or amrakhand is a sweet dessert made from yogurt and ripe mangoes.
Mango mastani is a popular dessert drink from Pune. Thick mango milkshake topped with vanilla or mango ice cream.
Mango sheera or halwa is sweet and smooth pudding with mango flavors.
Mango shikarni or mango rasayana is basically mango pulp and its juice mixed with some cardamom powder, jaggery and milk.
Mango modak is a delicious modak variety prepared with fresh mango pulp and khoya (mawa or evaporated milk solids).
Easy Ripe Mango Recipes
In this list, you will find mango drinks that are popular all over the world, including an Indian raita and chutney.
Mango Lassi, an all time Indian favorite summer drink is a creamy, thick, refreshing and delicious variation of lassi. Make this easy Mango Lassi recipe in less than 15 minutes with ripe mangoes, yogurt and your choice of flavorings – cardamom, saffron or rose water.
A sweet and refreshing mango shake is the perfect drink to enjoy when mangos are in their peak of the season. Here I share two equally easy and delicious recipes for making rich and creamy mango milkshakes – one with dairy and a vegan version made with coconut milk.
Bright and refreshing mango smoothies are easy to make as a healthy breakfast or sweet snack. Here I share with you 5 unique mango smoothie recipes. There are versions with yogurt, oats, additional fresh fruits, and even almonds – give them all a try and discover your favorite and healthy mango smoothie recipe.
Sweet yogurt raita made with ripe sweet mangoes.
Mango iced tea is a refreshing summer tea with flavors of mangoes and tea.
This sweet mango chutney is a South Indian chutney made from sweet and ripe mangoes along with coconut.
Mango salsa is a spicy, sweet and tangy salsa made with ripe mangoes, red bell pepper, onions and spices.
Raw Mango Recipes
In this category, get the evergreen and favorite mango pickle recipe (aam ka achar), a few Indian mango preserves, salad, lentils and rice dishes made with unripe green tart mangoes. Enjoy!
An authentic Punjabi Mango Pickle made with green unripe mangoes, spices, salt and mustard oil. Easy and absolutely superb recipe.
Mango avakaya or Andhra avakaya pickle is a spicy, robust pickle made with unripe green mangoes from the Andhra cuisine.
This Nurukku Manga Achar is a 15 minute Kerala style instant pickle prepared with raw unripe mangoes, mustard seeds, curry leaves and spice powders. This pickle also doesn't require any sunlight or much of the cooking process.
This mango rice recipe is a spiced, tempered and tangy rice dish made from raw mangoes.
Aam ka panna is a cooling vegan Indian summer drink made with unripe green tart mangoes. It is slightly sour and sweet to taste and is flavored with cardamom, cumin and black salt. This recipe post shows the method of making both aam panna concentrate and the drink.
This is an easy mango chutney recipe made with semi ripe mangoes.
Mamidikaya Pappu is an Andhra style mango dal made with raw unripe mangoes, pigeon pea lentils, herbs and spices.
This Vegan Green Mango chutney recipe is made with raw unripe mangoes or green mangoes and fresh or desiccated coconut.
This healthy and tasty lentil dish is made using pigeon pea lentils/arhar dal, raw mangoes and drumsticks.
Mango murabba recipe is a sweet, tangy preserve made from raw unripe green mangoes.
This raw mango salad is a sour, spiced and mildly sweet salad made with unripe mangoes, chopped onions and spices.
Homemade recipe of amchoor powder or dry mango powder which is often added to North Indian recipes for a slight tang and sourness.
Aam ka chunda is a spicy, sour and sweet mango preserve made with raw unripe mangoes and spices.
Raw mango chaat recipe – tangy and spicy chaat made with raw mangoes, puffed rice and other ingredients.
This mango recipes post from the blog archives (April 2013) has been republished and updated on 15 May 2021.