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Alphonso mangoes: 3 quick and easy recipes

Make the most of the best mangoes in the world...

51w ago

We can all agree that summer in India is the most dreadful season; it brings with it humidity, heat, perspiration and dehydration. However, it remains the most awaited season for one particular reason: MANGOES!

Alphonso mangoes, also known as 'aapoos' or 'hapuz' are a famous fruit that originates from India. Summer commences with the first batch, while the last batch marks the onset of our favourite season – the monsoons. This specific breed of mangoes is savoured all over the world for its strong flavour, sweetness and richness.

People call it the king of fruits... but I call it love! Ever since my first mango, I eagerly wait all year to indulge in some beautiful Alphonso mangoes from India.

There is no wrong way of having mangoes in my opinion – from milkshakes to straight from the peel, it’s perfect in every way.

Here are three simple mango recipes for you...

Coconut milk sticky rice with mango

Perfect comfort food!

Prep time1h
Cook time20min
Total time1h 20min


  • 3 cups sticky rice, soaked overnight in water
  • 2 cups canned or fresh coconut milk
  • Mangoes


  1. Steam the sticky rice for about 25 mins until tender.
  2. Heat the coconut milk on a medium flame until hot – but do not bring it to a boil. Add sugar and salt to taste.
  3. Switch off the flame and add the sticky rice to the coconut milk mixture. Stir until thickened.
  4. Cut a few mangoes into cubes.
  5. In a serving bowl, add the sticky rice mixture and top it off with mango cubes.

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Mango custard

Vanilla custard served right.

Prep time5min
Cook time30min
Total time35min


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract (or mango extract)
  • 1 whole mango, cut into cubes


  1. In a bowl, whisk in the egg yolks, cornflour and sugar until completely smooth and well combined.
  2. In a pan, gently heat the milk on a medium flame and mix in the vanilla extract.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the milk and whisk. Bring to a boil, then turn off the flame and whisk until the mixture is thickened.
  4. Let the thickened mixture cool and refrigerate for 2 hours (this dish is better served cold).
  5. In a serving bowl, add the vanilla custard and top it off with some cubed mangoes.

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Mango and date smoothie

The perfect breakfast smoothie!

Prep time5min
Cook time10min
Total time15min


  • 250ml low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 seedless dates
  • 1 whole mango


  1. Toss all ingredients in a blender and blend to a smooth consistency.

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Comments (16)

  • I love mango juice.

    So what’s up with the mango on the header? Doesn’t it have a pit? 🤔

      11 months ago
    • That’s the beauty about these Alphonso mangoes, they have a pit which is comparatively small which leaves more room for the real thing!

        11 months ago
  • I love mangos! Just peel and eat!

      11 months ago
  • Alphonso is the best.. I am surprise that we already have a batch in Dubai.

      11 months ago
  • Looks delicious ❤️❤️

      11 months ago
  • Oh my goodness, mango sticky rice 😍

      11 months ago
    • Try it just the way there are. Absolutely Epic....you can freeze the pulp and then have mango milkshake all year around

        11 months ago
    • It’s surely one of my top favorites! Do give it a try

        11 months ago