Sliced raw mangoes with salt and red chilli powder is something which every true Mumbai-ite loves.Back in school we used save our lunch money and in the break time we used to run out of school to buy it from the sweet vendors standing outside.Its not for the weak hearted as this is sour and spicy and causes you to make funny faces.Its something we’ve all grown up with.The fun part used to be climbing up trees to break them.And of course getting chased out by the watchman was all together another thrill.So coming back to mangoes…they are even better if u eat them raw…when its green outside and white inside.Its so crunchy and has a zing to it.We use it as a condiment with many traditional Indian dishes.But i must say i’ve been making this Thai version of Raw mango salad.Its to die for!

Its probably the best thing i got back from Thailand(was there with fly to spend New Years)…a better version of my favourite salad.Luckily for me I’m in Africa now(Ghana) and the trees are in full bloom with mangoes.They are everywhere – all over the place and trust me i’ve been making the most of it.No one here seems to eat them raw so there’s plenty for me to pluck off the trees and no one seems to mind but they are curious as to what i’m gonna do with it.

So here what i did with it…you’ll need…
  • 3 raw mangoes shredded
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 or 2 red chillis finely chopped (if u got the bols keep the seeds)
  • grated ginger
  • juice of 1 lime
  • dash of light soya sauce
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt to taste
  • chopped peanuts
  • fresh corriander

Just mix ’em all up and top it with the peanuts.This goes really well with grilled fish or chicken…or just eat by itself…like i am going to now…as soon as i finish this bit !! Enjoy !

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Comment : (chouchi)

Looks great. Gave me a funny tingle lemon usually gives me on my scalp. Mouth watering stuff. I usually eat green mangoes, sliced and salted to go with chilling beer. This is a new one which i will try. (Helene)

Never had a raw mangoe before, but now I am dying to try! (Anonymous)

heyy all ur recipes r g8 anky….u really rockk….all the best n keep it upp…… (Rachael)

oh my GOODNESS. for one, why have I never seen your blog! I am remiss, it is beautiful. I am so excited.

And this sounds like a perfect treat. I will have to try it. (Sheetu)

Hey green mango!! I’m knew you’d come up with something to do with them and here it is. Actually mum is on a total salad fetish these days….I’ll get her to check out this recipe. (You assumed I was gonna make it huh) (Mango Power Girl)

That very first photo makes me cry! I can’t tell you how much I love good green mangoes with salt & mirchi :'( brought back some great memories – thanks! And, the salad is just gorgeous!!! (Kate)

i know this is really late ….but thank you so much for all your wonderful comments.
Mo… :)) couldn’t resist it could you ? …try it someday …u’ll love it .

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