Mango Raita Recipe

May 19, 2021By Geeta
mango raita

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time:

Serves: 2 people

Mango Raita RecipeMango raita is the combination of divine mango with refreshing curd-based raita that works well as an accompaniment to Indian meal and we also serve it as a side dish to the biryani and pulao.

We Indians’ fondness for Mango is no secret and I can proudly say that I am among the majority of Indians who wait for the summer season so that they could relish the king of fruits, Mango! 

Be it home or restaurants, biryanis, and full Indian meals are served with various types of raita. cucumber, boondi, pineapple, onion, or mango raita to name a few.

This layered mango fruit raita is sweet like pineapple raita but the preparation is entirely different and royal with the inclusion of saffron( Kesar strands), nuts, and a touch of cardamom powder with little sugar. That actually gives it a dessert-like experience also.

shahi mango raita

In this recipe:

  • I have given mint flavor to curd or yogurt along with the mild sweetness of sugar.
  • Mango puree has been flavored with cardamom powder and saffron (Kesar)
  • Mango raita is topped with mango pieces and nuts along with the ample infusion of mango puree in the form of a layer with the minty flavored yogurt.
  • This no cooking, layered Minty and nutty Kesari mango raita, can be served chilled or at room temperature.

Serve it with Paneer Pulao or Gatte ka Pulao

layered minty and nutty kesari mango raita

How to make shahi mango raita

  1. First, I have taken one big Banganapalli mango. If you are taking alphonso mango then take 2 as they are smaller in size.
step 1

2. Peel the mango and chop it into pieces, keep aside 1/3 cup chopped mangoes to be used later. Transfer the rest of 3/4 cup mango pieces into a grinder, add 2 tsp sugar and 18 strands saffron (kesar) to it. If your mango is sweet enough then you can skip adding sugar.

step 2

3. Add 1/4 cup water to it and blend into a smooth mango puree.

step 3

4. Further, take 3/4 cup thick plain yogurt and 3 tbsp water in a bowl, add 6 mint leaves and 2 tbsp sugar or sugar to taste. Blend with the help of a hand blender.

step 4

5. After blending yogurt, add 1/3 cup chopped mango pieces to it that we kept aside in the initial step (barring few mango pieces, that we will use for garnishing)

step 5

6. Mix gently. Now minty sweet yogurt with mango pieces is ready.

step 6

7. Take 5 cashews and 5 pistachios.

step 7

8. Additionally, take 2 transparent glasses.

step 8

9. Pour 3 tbsp of mango puree in each glass, followed by 5-6 tbsp of prepared minty mango sweet yogurt.

Garnish with some mango pieces, mint leaf, and saffron strand.

step 9

10. Top with some chopped cashews and pistachio and your refreshing, sweet, minty, nutty, shahi mango raita is ready.

mango mint raita

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mango raita

Mango Raita Recipe

Updated By Geeta
Mango raita is the combination of divine mango with refreshing curd-based raita that works well as an accompaniment to an Indian meal.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course raita, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • hand blender
  • Mixer-grinder

Ingredients
  

For Mango puree

  • 3/4 cup Mango pieces
  • 2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 18 strands saffron (kesar)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup water

For minty, sweet yogurt with mango pieces

  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 6 leaves mint
  • 2 tbsp sugar or sugar as per taste
  • 1/3 cup mango pieces

other ingredients for mango raita

  • 4 leaves mint
  • 5 cashew nuts
  • 5 pistachios
  • 2 strands saffron

Instructions
 

Making Mango puree

  • First, I have taken one big Banganapalli mango. If you are taking alphonso mango then take 2 as they are smaller in size.
  • Peel the mango and chop it into pieces, keep aside 1/3 cup chopped mangoes to be used later. Transfer the rest of 3/4 cup mango pieces into a grinder, add 2 tsp sugar, 18 strands saffron (kesar) and 1/2 tsp cardamom powder to it. If your mango is sweet enough then you can skip adding sugar.
  • Add 1/4 cup water to it and blend into a smooth mango puree.

Making minty, sweet yogurt with mango pieces

  • Take 3/4 cup thick plain yogurt and 3 tbsp water in a bowl, add 6 mint leaves and 2 tbsp sugar or sugar to taste. Blend with the help of a hand blender.
  • After blending yogurt, add 1/3 cup chopped mango pieces to it that we kept aside in the initial step (barring few mango pieces, that we will use for garnishing)
  • Mix gently. Now minty sweet yogurt with mango pieces is ready.

Making layered Mango raita

  • Take 5 cashews and 5 pistachios.
  • Additionally, take 2 transparent glasses to assemble the mango raita in 2 layers. Layers will be visible in glass.
  • Pour 3 tbsp of mango puree in each glass, followed by 5-6 tbsp of prepared minty sweet yogurt with mango pieces.
  • Garnish with some mango pieces, mint leaf, and saffron strand.
  • Top with some chopped cashews and pistachio and your refreshing, sweet, minty, nutty, shahi mango raita is ready to be served.

Notes

Notes for Mango Raita-
  • I have given mint flavor to curd or yogurt along with the mild sweetness of sugar.
  • Mango puree has been flavored with cardamom powder and saffron (Kesar)
  • Mango raita is topped with mango pieces and nuts along with the ample infusion of mango puree in the form of a layer with the minty flavored yogurt.
  • This no cooking, layered Minty and nutty Kesari mango raita, can be served chilled or at room temperature
Keyword layered minty and nutty kesari mango raita, mango mint raita, mango raita, mango raita recipe, shahi mango raita

4 Comments

  • Ninu Abraham

    May 21, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    5 stars
    Yummy

    1. By Geeta

      May 22, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks, Ninu!

  • Sulu

    May 28, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    5 stars
    Anything with mango is interesting

  • Food Lover

    June 12, 2021 at 3:49 am

    5 stars
    nice and cool

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