Yeah! It’s summer. The sun is at it’s best, scorching all living beings. It is converting cool breeze into hot winds. People are suffering from water scarcity and still there are no dark clouds in the sky.
These were the ill effects of summer but there’s many things that make this hot summer, a cool season.
Just remember those juicy and fruity Khatta-Meetha mangoes. Yeah! you got it right. Summer brings mouth-watering natural delight cum the king of fruits, Mangoes in the market.
Popularly known as Aam in Hindi, I will say ” Aam is a fruit of Aam Adami :)”
Indian mangoes are famous over the globe for its delightful “Khatta – Meetha” taste. Having the most favorable climate for cultivation of mangoes, India is the largest producer of this tangy fruit.
In India, mangoes of various genres can be found. Mangoes can be consumed raw or can be used to make tasty delights.
So folks, don’t you want to try some famous mangoes found in India?
I know, none of you want to miss the chance.
So why wait? Follow me through my journey and try the various types of mangoes!
Alphonso: Known as the king of mangoes, Alphonso is the tastiest in its category.
Also known as Hafoos or Hapoos, these mangoes are superior in terms of richness, sweetness and flavor, Alphonso is most popular and expensive (starting at price of Rs. 500 per dozen) as compared to other mangoes but its unique taste is worth its cost, so try them now and get the tang.
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Dudhiya Malda : Originating from Malda district of West Bengal, Dudhiya Malda is very much famous in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and are exported to many other countries like America, Europe, Dubai, Sweden and England. Also claimed to be originated from Digha ghat in Patna, Dudhiya Malda mango is widely used to eat raw. Starting from Rs. 45 per Kg. this genre of mango is considered as the king of mangoes in Bihar.
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Badami: It is also known as Karnataka Alphonso, Badami mango is grown in north Karnataka and has similar texture and taste to that of Alphonso.
Starting at Rs. 30 pre Kg. , the best month to eat this mango is May.
So folks, who haven’t tried this mango from Karnataka try it today. May is coming.
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Langra: One of the famous genres of mangoes in North India, Langra or Banarsi langra had its origin from one of the oldest city, Varanasi.
It is yellow in lime yellow in colour. You can find its varieties in most parts of the northern India starting from Rs. 20 per Kg.
This mango is best to eat in the month of July.
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Banganapalli: One of the juiciest variety of mangoes originating from Andhra Pradesh, Banganapalli mangoes are very much popular in southern states of India.
You can get its varieties starting from Rs. 40 per Kg.
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Chaunsa: This variety of mangoes are famous because the fleshy pulp and juice can be easily sucked (As its name means).
It has its origin from Sandila near Hardoi. This genre of mangoes has an exquisite aroma and attractive yellow colour.
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Dashehari: Originated from a village named Dashehari in Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh where the 200 years old tree of this mango still exists, this is the very famous variety of mangoes in North India.
Starting from Rs. 25 per Kg. , this genre of mango has a green peel but yellow sweet pulp.
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Gulaab Khaas: You can guess its nature just after reading its name. Yeah! you got it right, this genre of mango has a reddish appearance and is famous for rosy aroma and flavour. This is a mid-season mango which has non fibrous pulp and is popular for making mango based delights. The price of this mango’s variety starts from Rs. 50 per Kg.
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There are many other genres of mangoes but these are most popular ones among the people.
Also, various genres mangoes are used to make pickles and some are used to eat unripe after applying salt and chilly powder.
So, guys, it’s not worth complaining about summer, nature has always given us some gift and the gift of Summer is Mangoes.
So, enjoy eating mangoes and if possible invite me to your place to taste your favorite variety of mango and mango dishes.