With summer breezes in the King of fruits � luscious, ripe yellow mangoes. Sonia Rodrigues brings you a host of mango specials to pamper your tastebuds
Mango crush cakes Run by Priyanka Doekar and her brother, Modern Cakes started making mango cakes in 2009. Try their Mango Crush Cake, which is mango pulp, cream and a regular cake base while the Fresh Mango Cake includes mango pieces and mango pulp on top and in between layers. Their Choco Mango Cake is similar to Fresh Mango Cake but has mango pieces and a coating of chocolate on top. These cakes are freshly-baked and served to you within 15 minutes, but you have to place an order in advance as these cakes are strictly made-to-order. at: Modern Cakes, 43, Deokar House, Suyojana Housing Society, near Great Punjab Hotel, Lane 5, Koregaon Park. Call: 9960060069 / 9767123123 Price: Rs 250 to Rs 300
Frozen Mango Daiouri You can get your own custom-made cocktail here. Just get a mango (or any other fruit) and they will make you a cocktail for free. Frozen Mango Daiquiris contain white rum (45 ml), Triple Sec (15 ml), Lime juice, mango slices, ice and mango flavour syrup. The mixture is poured in a Margarita glass whose rims are sugar-coated with mango flavour. The shake is garnished with mint leaves and mango pieces and is moderately sweet. This is what we would call a real value-for-money offer for the aam aadmi (pun intended).
At: The Ship, 217, Fortaleza, Central Avenue, Kalyani Nagar. Call: 26608777 / 66206336 Price: Rs 275 (free if you bring the fruit)
Mango cookies Sen5es is having a festival for mango maniacs. It will include dishes such as Mango and Coconut Bread Loaf, Mango Cookies, Mango Muffins and a Mango Platter.
At: Sen5es, Oakwood Premier, Mundhwa, Koregaon Park Annex. Call: 41428888 Price: Rs 175 to Rs 475
Mango shrikhand Amul Ice Cream offers fresh mango sundae, sliced mango toppings on any ice cream flavor of your choice, desi mango shrikhand and mango milkshake. Topping the list is their special mango sundae such as The Summer King. Dollops of rich mango ice-cream with luscious whipped cream, topped with fresh and high quality alphonso mango slices. For the weight-conscious, they have fresh mango smoothies that are low in calories. At: Amul Ice Cream Parlour, Shop 4,Lane 4,Koregaon Park; Shop 5, Green Valley, Wanowrie. Call: 9823401234 Price: Rs 30 to Rs 85
Mango sundae Naturals have come out with a range of tempting sundaes for ice-cream lovers. Mango Sundae (Rs 80) has a scoop each of their fresh mangoes and malai. Their Mango Ice-cream is decorated with mango pieces (Rs 30). At: Natural outlets at Koregaon Park, Ghole Road, Camp, Aundh, Hinjewadi Wakad Road. Call: 41285385 / 41285385 Price: Rs 30 to Rs 80
Mango Barfi, Vadi and Poli The Chitale's Amba (mango) Barfi is a must-try for mango lovers. It contains mango pulp, mawa, sugar, and elaichi whereas in Amba Vadi, Mawa isn't included. Amba Poli is a famous delicacy from the Konkan region and is bought from the cottage industry over there and sold. It is a mixture of mango pulp and sugar, which is sun-dried.
At: Chitle's, Bajirao Road, Deccan, Karve Road, Kothrud. Call: 24473208 / 25671748 Price: Rs 260 per kg