It is no secret that I adore mangoes – raw ones as well as ripe. If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you will know that I love trying out a variety of recipes using mangoes. Each summer, I embark on a hunt for recipes that use mangoes, modern as well as traditional, and try them out in my kitchen. I absolutely love this process, the huge amount of learning I get this way.
Today, I am here with a collection of the best raw mango recipes from my blog. All of these recipes have been tried and tested to yield beautiful results. Some of these raw mango recipes are from my family cookbooks, things that I grew up eating, while some others are from the Internet or from friends and family. I hope you will try out at least a few dishes from this green mango recipe collection, if you haven’t already.
Click on the name of each dish, to get to the relevant recipe!
This is such a simple dish to make, but one that tastes absolutely delicious! It barely takes a few minutes to put together, and makes for a different side dish for rotis and rice alike. Try this out with either moong daal or toor daal!
Raw mango jam was one of the first-ever jams I made, thrilling me to bits when it turned out so perfect and gorgeous. That beautiful, beautiful colour! Spread it on rotis or bread, and your breakfast is sorted.
Krishna Kafe in Koramangala is one place where I absolutely love lunching, and their raw mango sambar is a big-time favourite. That is precisely what inspired me to make this creation. With coconut and other spices ground and mixed in, this sambar is just perfect with piping hot rice and ghee!
4. Aambe Daal
This is a traditional Maharashtrian dish that my grandma used to make, with chana daal and raw mangoes. It makes for a delish snack any time of the day! It is one of my favourite-st things, ever.
The word ‘gotsu‘ inevitably brings to mind a thick gravy, full of coconut, traditionally served in South Indian weddings and other similar occasions. This particular gotsu, though, is different – it is made without coconut and is lighter on the palate, yet extremely flavourful. Try it out with rotis, rice or dosas!
This Gujarati raw mango and onion relish will surely have you craving for more! It is an explosion of flavours – sweet and sour and spicy – and is believed to have the power to ward off the ill effects of the extreme heat during the hot summer months. Try it out to believe just how yummy it is!
This is a simple recipe for an instant mango pickle that I learnt from my mother-in-law. It can jazz up a dish of plain old curd rice like no one’s business, and it is as easy as 1-2-3!
This creation of mine was inspired by a raw mango chaat that I had at a street-side vendor’s, and absolutely loved. The husband and I loved my version, too, sweet and spicy and sour and crunchy and soft, all at the same time.
This is an easy-peasy way to make use of leftover rice. The addition of raw mango and dosai milagai podi aka gunpowder takes the taste of this dish to a whole new level.
Raw mango and onion salad is a must-order dish for the husband and me, whenever we visit a Thai restaurant. But then, this is such a super-simple dish to make at home too!
This is another Thai-style salad that is utterly delectable. What’s more, it is quite easy to make at home, and highly nutritious too. This is the kind of salad I could make a lunch or dinner out of, any day!
This is a Tamil New Year specialty – a dish with salty, sour, bitter and sweet tastes in it to signify that life is a mix of many different things, too. We use dried neem flowers to make this dish, as against the fresh ones that are traditionally used. Well, dried neem flowers or fresh, this relish surely is a big-time favourite at home!
13. Raw Mango Salsa
This raw mango salsa will definitely spice up any party or gathering! Pair it with chips, toast, khakra, lavash or nachos, and watch it work its magic. A lovely appetiser, this is.
Is it salsa? Is it chaat? It is both, and an absolutely delicious confection at that! You must try this out when you are craving something spicy and sweet and tangy, and are bored of the regular chaats. If you have all the ingredients handy, it can be whipped up in a jiffy too!
15. Chivda Bhel
This chaat, made with Maharashtrian-style chivda, is elevated to huge heights by the addition of raw mango. It is light and refreshing, and different from the usual, not to forget finger-licking delicious. Try, try!
A common sight on the beaches of Tamil Nadu, this sundal is an absolute delight to have. It is a personal favourite, thanks to the punch of flavour it packs in, not to forget just how supremely easy it is to make.
Don’t forget to tell me if you try out any of these raw mango recipes! I hope you love these dishes just as much as we did. Have fun creating!