The Mango Blossoms

(Cover pic ctsy: My hubby, Suhas Mukherjee)

But when a man loves, giving becomes a matter of joy to him, like the tree’s surrender of the ripe fruit. – Rabindranath Tagore.

Hello friends, greetings to you all. In my previous post I was mentioning about the mango blossom as symbol of advent of spring. In the featured photo the mango flowers are in full bloom. In the Indian sub continent, mango can be easily annointed the king of fruit. We all wait eagerly for this summer fruit all round the year.

In my maternal grand father’s home there was a large mango orchard. In the summer vacations during our childhood days, we used to visit them. Apart from non-stop fun with the cousins brothers and sisters, those juicy mangoes were the added attraction. The variety of ripe pulpy mangoes were delivered in large jute sacks. Each variety had its own distinct flavour, the taste of which I still remember after so many years, passed by.

Ripe Mangoes

We used to just bring them out, choosing the best one washed them and ate them whole. We used to skip breakfast and lunches, devouring the fruits as much as we could. We had enjoyed the carefree childhood to the hilt, something which today’s children are deprived of, due to present unwelcome circumstances prevailing all over the world.

Raw Mangoes

Just beholding those mango blossoms generated a huge nostalgia within me and I immediately decided to share it with you. Let’s hope we get to savour surfeit of mangoes this summer. I must tell you that the young and raw mangoes are equally enticing to the taste buds. We used to peel and cut them into pieces, sprinkled rock salt and red chilly powder. Reminiscing the mouth watering jing of the tangy and spicy mangoes, left me salivating right now, though I amnot sure whether I can eat them raw, at present. My son incidentally likes to have them very much.

Mango Chutney

The raw mango chatni, a syrup made with mixing them with sugar or jaggery is another hit delicacy in my house hold. The mango pickles are another feather in the crown of the fruit king. The utility of the fruit seems to be endlees. It’s no surprise that most of the people in our part of the world are the ardent admirers of the mangoes.

Mango Pickle

Thanks for reading. Wish you all health and happiness. Stay safe.

Adieu for now.

Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

29 thoughts on “The Mango Blossoms

  1. umm! makes my mouth water! here in usa, i have only eaten the ripe mangos (& not enough of them!). mango chatni: i think here we call it chutney, but i have not yet eaten that yet. it’s on my list now!πŸ™πŸΌ

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    1. In India, all the markets are abundant with varieties of mangoes during the summers, raw and ripe alike. For chutney, temper some oil with mustard, saute the peeled and diced raw mangoes for a minute, add water, bring it to boil then add sugar as per your taste. Your chutney is ready. Happy tasting to you!😊

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    1. For pickles, however, raw mangoes with skin are used. The cut pieces are dunked in spices and mustard oil and left to mature in the sunlight, in a glass jar. The pickles are ready to be consumed with skin!!

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  2. One of my favourite fruit Mousumi. Your post kindles a lot of my childhood days spent with cousins at my grandma’s house during summer vacation. The mango chutney picture looks delicious and inviting.

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    1. Mangoes always bring nostalgia among us!
      Glad that it made you refreshen your childhood memories. Those fun-filled vacations!!
      The mango chutney is favourite with my family too.
      Thanks Sowmya for reading my post and writing such encouraging reviews. I value it very much ❀️

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    1. In India, as mango blossoms are synonymous with spring, similarly the summers are correlated to mangoes. We all like it, whether raw or ripe!😊
      Thanks Cheryl for reading the post and liking it. Hope everything is fine at your side. My best wishes to you too!β€πŸ’–

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