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As a child I was pampered with loads of mangos during summer. Because this fruit can increase your body heat my dad used to cut the mangos and give each person a share, you get either the pulp or the seed. Of course I used to get a slightly higher share because this fruit is my absolute favorite. I some how used to coax him to give me a whole mango and some days I did get lucky and enjoyed the fruit to my hearts content. After migrating to CA, I don’t get as much chance to enjoy this fruit because the variety is not the same as we get in India. Moreover I have fierce competition from my daughter who unfortunately inherited this gene of mine and absolutely goes crazy when she sees this fruit. Whenever I do get ripe mangoes I prepare this gravy as this is one of her favorite gravy dishes and somehow even if I add lots of veggies in the dish there is no complaint from anyone in the family. The first time I had this dish was in a Malaysian restaurant and we all fell in love with this dish. I replicated this dish with trial and error and have made it to suit my family’s taste palate. Here it goes for Day 1, BM#15, group 2 under “Kid’s Delight-Fruit” theme. Also, linking it to Nupur’s event for Kids-Delight.

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Tofu — 1/2 package (14 oz package of extra firm tofu)

Onion –1 medium (sliced lengthwise)

Carrot — 1 (sliced lengthwise like julienne)

Green Bell pepper — 1 (sliced lengthwise)

Red Bell pepper — 1 (sliced lengthwise)

Mango — 1 large (sliced lengthwise with skin removed)

Corn starch — 2 Tbsp

Low sodium soy sauce — 3 Tbsp

Sweet & Sour sauce — 2 Tbsp

White pepper powder — 2 tsp

Hot chilli sauce — 2 tsp (Adjust to taste) ….optional

Cooking oil — 2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp

Ginger-garlic paste — 1 1/2 Tbsp


1. Wash and rinse tofu with water. Cover with a paper towel and press lightly to remove excess water. Cube the tofu in to 18 pieces. In a pan add 2 Tbsp of oil and shallow fry tofu until they are crispy on all sides. Strain them on a paper towel and set aside.

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2. In a wok or wide pan, add the remaining 2 Tbsp of oil and fry ginger-garlic paste for a minute. Now add onions and fry them until golden brown. Add sliced green peppers, red peppers, carrots. Cover the lid and cook in medium-low flame for about 5 minutes. The veggies should be firm and crunchy but cooked. Now add mangos, fried tofu, soy sauce, sweet & sour sauce, white pepper powder and combine well.

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3. In a small cup add 1/2 cup of water and cornstarch and whisk them in to a paste. Make sure there are no lumps. Add this cornstarch paste and hot chilli sauce, if using, to the veggies and mix well. Let the sauce thicken to the desired consistency. Remove from fire and Enjoy with your choice of steamed or sticky rice!!!

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1. Sky is the limit to the variations of veggies you can add to this dish. Some veggies that I can think of are water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, mushroom, celery, broccoli, potato.

2. Green onions and/or coriander leaves can be added for garnish.

3. Hot chilli sauce can be substituted with red pepper flakes as a variation.

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  26 Responses to “Mango Delight”

  1. Omg, wat an excellent dish..Love the mango touch in this yummy dish.

  2. fantastic…love mangoes…so surely this wud be welcome….

  3. Who doesn’t like mangoes except for my kids. Even though I love mangoes, we use it very rarely to cook. Nice one.

  4. Wow..i luv mango…this is so delightful.

  5. I’ve had it at Malaysianrestaurant also except I usually get it with chicken…great replication!

  6. Delicious and healthy dish with the flavor of mango…looks yumm….

  7. this is perfect dish to enjoy the ripe mango…loved this

  8. Awesome mango delight! Should try this next time..we are all great mango fans at home!

  9. That is definitely a very interesting savory dish with sweet mangoes. Looks and sounds delicious. Yummy clicks.

  10. That sounds really different!..nice pictures..

  11. What have you served them on? Is it a bowl or is it the mango itself? Nice clicks btw.

  12. i love mango too but have never tried them as dish except for the good old manga pachidi & as manga thokku or sad am.. this is a nice mix & so healthy.. good one!

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  13. Thank you all…

  14. Pics are too good. Too tempting!!!!!1

  15. Tempting platter. Gorgeous clicks.


  16. wow ! Mango turns oriental in this yummy gravy dish 🙂 lovely dish and tempting clicks there, Jayanthi 🙂

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  17. Thanks everyone.

  18. Lovely dish and very beautifully presented :). I don’t eat mangoes as it increases the body heat and I get pimples almost immediately..

  19. Very new dish to me. I have never cooked with mangoes but your dish has inspired me to do…

  20. My, that is so new. Never heard of this combo! Looks fab!

  21. I liked the way you served it in a mango peel. Lovely recipe and nice presentation.

  22. Tempting pics. I assume this mango is ripe very new to me.

  23. totally mouthwatering

  24. Looks great and sounds very easy. You have a flair for this!!! Need to pay a visit to Ranch 99 to get sweet and sour sauce. My kids love baby corn in all oriental dishes and it will be great in this one too! I will also try mango with the skin if it is a thin skin variety.

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