Food blogging….always eluded it to the extent possible….I salivate and drool reading all those lovely food blogs..but am paralysed when it comes to writing a recipe….firstly I cannot create anything on my own…I cook well ( compliment courtesy : S, my husband) but can never dish out recipes one after the other which food bloggers do with great elan…so I take the easier route…I visit them routinely and recreate the effect….and always faired reasonably well…..I love cooking and am quite enthusiastic about it….so it helps 🙂
Ok, now why am I bothering you guys with all this…..how does it matter….well, today I am tweaking a bit from this route and posting my first ever food related post…its so very simple that I can’t bring myself to call it a recipe….though I feel strange and nervous typing this….I couldn’t let it go …after all its about Mango madness and hosted by dear Anu of Escapades whose recipes always exude warmth….visiting her blog always makes me comfortable and soothes me…and I always won brownie points when I recreated them…..
And anyone who’d known me fairly well will vouch for my mango mania….to say I love them is an understatement….I missed mom and mangoes the most while I lived away from India….for a mango zealot like me who devours them more than three times a day during the season (they are a part of breakfast,lunch, dinner and also form my snacks)…living in Europe appalled me…non-availabilty of this luscious fruit depressed me…
I would visit a pakistani store to pick my regular supply of canned mango pulp during summers…for one whole year I did this religiously….so much so that the moment I stepped into the store, the owner would bring a couple of cans without even me asking for them…he knew I could never leave without them…
But it improved during the last year that I lived there…maybe export rules were relaxed…or god heared my mango prayers….we got fresh fruit from pakistan once a week….imagine my cheerfulness when I first saw them at the store…from then on, during summers I had a special budget allowance for mangoes….and the shopkeeper would call me whenever the produce arrived 🙂 ….special customer you see……and since they were of export quality they tasted very very good…reminded me of my childhood days in my ancestral village….where we had mango orchards….and ate the best fruit….
While the supply lasted, I had mangoes in copenhagen regularly for breakfast and dinner….I usually had fruit yoghurt for breakfast….so during summers instead of eating strawberry yoghurt or orange yoghurt…I made this mango yogurt and relished it daily….Here is how I dished it and it goes to Anu for WBB#22- May Mango Madness
2 cups mango puree ( fresh or canned)
2 cups natural plain low-fat yoghurt
1 tbsp powdered sugar (adjust according to the mango sweetness)
1/2 tbsp vanilla essence
Mix the mango puree and yoghurt using a blender…..for additional sweetness and flavor add the powdered sugar and vanilla essence….and voila, its ready 🙂
In fact I never followed a set procedure in making this yoghurt…sometimes I used less pulp and more yoghurt…or vice-versa….whichever way it always tasted yum….