As with everything in life, all good things must come to an end. Mangoes are an excellent part of life and hence they must come to a particularly depressing end, as the mango season finally rolls on. Not that I’m complaining (too much) since I’ve had my fill of mangoes this summer. From the sweet alphonso mango, to the rarer yet tasty badami and dussehri varieties and even the baiganpali, which is what us Oriyas supposedly like the most!
I finally had the opportunity to eat my favourite mango “preparation”–diced mangoes with vanilla ice cream. This dessert is the perfect blend of fruit and ice cream, sweetness and coldness, and other illogical combinations. Whatever, it’s delicious and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’d disagree with me (since I’d probably cause them to implode once they realized the folly of their ways). Anyways, I figured what better way to show you how delicious mangoes+vanilla ice cream is than showing you a few high-resolution photos to increase your blood pressure (and jealousy levels!).
One final exotic look at mangoes was in the form of mango souffle one weekend when Swati Bhauja and I convinced her to bring out the old cookbooks lest she forget how to make these wonderful desserts. Theoretically we (Bhauja and I) should know how to make souffle now but there were so many little things that my mom did from knowing the mistakes from previous attempts, that I got lost pretty quickly. Won’t complain, though, since the end result was fantastic. It was one of the few souffle’s I’ve had that has had the gelatin perfectly dissolved, is not too sweet, is not too liquidy, is not too solid, etc. It was a perfect end to the mango season (although I’ve been guilty of having a few more mangoes here and there since then!).
And that’s that! Yummmmmm… don’t know when I’ll get the chance to savour this king of fruits again. 🙁