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Serious Entertaining: India's 100-Day Mango Season

In India, there are two seasons: monsoon season and mango season. A mango is a mango is a mango? Not in Mumbai, where people might be offended if you suggested eating anything but an Alphonso. We'll be a little less picky for this mango meal, especially since it can be tough to find the prized Alphonsos in some markets. On the menu: mango guacamole, mango with soba noodles, and mango mousse for dessert. More

Dinner Tonight: Pan-Fried Mango Chicken

As Jaden Hair in The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook admits in the intro, she adapted the pan-frying technique used here from Nigel Slater, a great cookbook author from England. The chicken is cooked skin-side down over high-heat until browned, and then the pan is covered and the heat turned to medium-low. The slow-cooking leaves the meat incredibly tender and flavorful. I initially worried that the sauce—made with curry powder, chopped mango, fresh mint, and rice vinegar—would be a little too sweet. Instead, it's restrained and a perfect complement to the meat. More

Sauced: Sweet Mango Chutney

Chutney has become a catch-all word for South Asian condiments. They come in all flavors, textures, and consistencies, although, at least for myself, when I hear "chutney" I'm usually thinking of a sweet, saucy pickled fruit or vegetable condiment, which is exactly what sweet mango chutney is. More

Serious Sweets: Coconut-Mango Rice Pudding

Arroz con mango (rice with mango) is a Latin American expression used to describe something messy or mismatched. For example, if you go to a party and find a random assortment of guests there, you'd say it was an arroz con mango. Imagine my surprise when I had mango sticky rice at a Thai restaurant and discovered the combination to be more a match made in heaven than a sloppy mash-up. More

The Indian Mangoes Have Landed at Patel Brothers

Photograph by Kathryn Yu They’re sticky, they’re sweet, they’re incredibly fragrant—and they’re pricey as hell. But, apparently, getting less so. The much-ballyhooed Indian mangoes have landed in the United States for the first time this season, with confirmed sightings at Patel Brothers, the Indian supermarket, in Chicago, New York’s Jackson Heights, and Decatur, Georgia. For seventeen years, Indian mangoes (such as Alphonso, Kesar and Banganpa) were barred from the United States. But that ban was lifted in 2007, and each spring since then, the arrival of the mangoes has been a major event. From the look of this April’s first boxes, prices are easing up. A case of twelve Alphonso mangoes is selling for $25 per box in Chicago,... More

Indian Mangoes, Goin' to Cali

California, long used to exporting fruit, is buzzing about a certain import: mangoes from India have arrived in SoCal. And blogger (and Serious Eater) Marvin has a great comparison, in words and pictures, between regular Mexican-grown variety and the Kesar mangoes from more distant lands. The imports are more than three times as pricey. Marvin's advice: You should also find some buddies who are mad for mangoes and go in on a case with them, that way it's cheaper. My wife and I will probably eat one or two more of the dozen that I bought, and I will probably give the rest of them to my parents, who enjoy eating mangoes with white rice -- a simple, tasty, and... More

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