May 4, 2010

MANGO JUICE

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It's already mid summer in India. Power cuts and hot winds are started, this is the season for a tropical fruit which is a favorite fruit for almost every one. Mango the king of the fruits,this year they already in the market. Naturally April and may is the starting for the green mangoes and some verity of mangoes will turn in to fruit. There are hundred s of verity's of mangoes in India but in andhra pradesh especially in costal andhra pradesh there is one more verity mangoes called RASALU(juicy mangoes).
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This mangoes are specially cultivated in Krishna district. There are verity's in this mangoes they are Chinna Rasalu (small juicy mangoes),pedda rasalu or cheruku rasalu(big juicy mangoes) and nujiveedu rasalu. Nujiveedu rasalu is more sweet and tasty in this verity.
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Usually this mangoes will start coming in to the market in April and stop by may when Banganpalli mangoes starts coming in to the market. This Rasalu mangoes are specially used for pickle(avakaya) when they are green and raw once they start ripe they become very juicy and sweet at this time we can only use this mangoes for juice only, we can not cut this mangoes in to pieces. Normally we press the ripe mango from all sides and make small hole on top and squeeze all the juice in to a glass or a bowl no need to add sugar to this juice . One pedda rasalu mango weighs 3 kg and gives more then 1 litre thick juice you can make 2 ½ to 3 litres delicious mango juice by adding water to this.
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Also we dry this mango pulp in sun and make sun dried mango candy s (mamidi tandra). In my child hood I use to skip lunch for this rasalu mangoes. Me my sister, brother and cousins use to sit in a circle and enjoy each mango......... ohhh those golden days........... anyways here I am with a simple recipe of Mango juice....
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Mangoes ---- 1 big( nice ripe big pedda rasam mango – 1 or chinnarasalu mangoes 3 or any other good quality ripe mangoes 3... If you are using any other mangoes peal the skin and cut in to small cubes)
If you are using rasalu mangoes press the mango from all sides to easily squeeze the juice make hole on top and squeeze the all juice and remove the skin and seed.
sugar – 1 cup if required (I didn't add sugar because I used peddarasalu mangoes they it self very sweet in taste)
Ice cubes – 1 tab sp or according to your taste(instead of ice cubes you can add water in sufficient quantity)
Blend all above ingredients in a blender to make the juice smooth and combine the ingredients well.
Pour the juice in to glasses and serve with more ice cubes if require.
Enjoy the summer special delicious drink....
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Mango juice is very beneficial for Anemia, Excessive thirsty condition, mental stress and it energies the body,removes the toxins and helps in constipation because mango is rich in c vitamin, carotene, niacin, riboflavin and calcium....
So enjoy a healthy seasonal fruit in the season......

30 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

refreshing juice...yummy

Ms.Chitchat said...

Please pass on the cup of juice to me. I am parched here :):)Loved the clicks.

Varunavi said...

This is not fare to tempt us with mangoes,here we are not yet getting it.

wonderful pcs of mangoes :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

always refreshing and always welcome!

Priya said...

Yumm!!feel like grabbing rite now..

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... wonderful post.. cool presentation dear.. thanks for sharing.. awesome job!!

Anonymous said...

wow so delicious mangoes feel like drinking a glass of juice excellent presentation and photography
rajagopal

Faiza Ali said...

Refreshing juice dear.. We all have soo many childhood memories of enjoying mangoes...Miss India a lot...specially when its mango season :(

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Super summer drink.........

Soma Pradhan said...

This is looking yummy..Always in for this

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Thanks a lot for your kind comments on my blog :) I am really jealous on you :) Look at the raw mangoes hanging in the tree...simply a delightful sight. Loved your blog :)

Cilantro said...

I miss them a lot here. I have had them in Hyderabad while growing up. Ammma made juice from these mangoes...absolutely divine.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

just now i too made mango juice am having it now...nice pics

kamalabhoopathy said...

Refreshing juice looks so tempting.

DEESHA said...

refreshing juice .. I love mangoes .. nice to see you back Rekha

Valarmathi said...

Wow....yummy looking and refreshing.

sree said...

Mango juice!!!!! my all time favorite.U r tempting clicks are making me nostalgic...miss u mangoes...:(

kitchen queen said...

tempting and refreshing mango juice.

Usha said...

Refreshing and delicious juice! Looks perfect....

Apu said...

The best drink for summer!! The mangos look so good!!

Aps said...

Akka when r u inviting me for this nd ver they grown in ur house??? loved it nd mangoes r my all time fav :)

notyet100 said...

nothin can beat this,..looksso refreshing

Aruna Manikandan said...

refreshing drink...
Nice clicks :-)

rekhas kitchen said...

Any time you are most welcome Aparana...yes tose mango trees are in my house backyard...

Rachana Kothari said...

Refreshing drink!

Yasmeen said...

I'd like this juice,chilled.Mangoes sure are refreshing fruit of the season.

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice post..lovely pictures..yummy drink..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Unbeatable refreshing drink!

chakhlere said...

I miss mangoes so much...we dont get them here like India.

I am drooling over this yummy post of yours....slurrrppppppppppppppp.

Sudha said...

oh!!!!!!!i miss being at home in india!! :(