My tryst with mangoes this year was sweet .... yet was about to end on a bad note. The final batches that are making their appearence are tasteless ... and sometimes gone bad.
Most have been picked in a hurry ... and even if we have to make do with those that have definitely not ripened on the trees ... some turned out to be too raw ... especially those that looked too bright and yellow. :-(
So the last batch that I got was salvaged with much pain ... I finally mashed up the stuff that looked woefully back at me as I at it.
Wondering what to do with the gooey bowlful, I decided to cook it. After all, what can go wrong that has sugar dumped into it by the spoonfuls. ;-)
I got this wonderful jam .... all mildly sweet and perfect.
The other half did his bit by bringing me down to earth with a thud by calling it "aampak" or "murabba" .... and then spreading it on a hot roti, rolling it up and devouring it promptly.
I still insist on calling it a 'jam' .... and will have it with bread ... thank you very much. :-)
Need : Ripe mango pulp ( I just ran a hand blender for a while ... did not make a smooth paste ), sugar, lime juice ( I used just a little for the colour to hold ... not to make it tart ), a few drops of vanilla essence.
How to : Pour the pulp into a non stick pan and heat it.
Once it starts to boil, add some vanilla essence and lime juice. Keep boiling till it is cooked and the raw flavour is gone.
Add sugar and cook for some more time .... till it thickens well.
Remove and cool.
I stored it in a bottle in the fridge .... today it is already half way gone.
I tried to click the clouds on the hill tops .... but they are too far away ... there is too less light ... they are too many in the range to be caught in a single frame .... and there are far too many buildings around.
Back to my glorious golden, I had it for breakfast on fresh bread and with elaichi / cardamom flavoured milk and some dry fruits. :-)
This shot of my breakast goes to Divya's event "Show me your breakfast" ... that's on till July 10th.