Seasonal fruits, especially mango and watermelon, are the best things about summer. Nothing beats the joy of enjoying a pulpy mango or a sweet, chilled matermelon. But why not add a twist to the way you eat these delicious fruits by incorporating them in salads and cold soups?
To help you whip up some mouthwatering dishes this weekend, we have curated some easy recipes from Pawan Uppal, executive chef, The All American Diner. We are sure you will love them!
Curried Chicken and Mango Salad
100g – Plain curd (hung curd)
275g – Mayonnaise
60g – Lemon juice
25g – Curry powder
1 – Ripe mango (peeled and diced)
1 – Apple (diced)
60g – Celery stick (diced)
25g – Chopped cilantro leaf
8 – Green lettuce
100g – Chicken (boiled and diced)
*Clean and dice chicken breast (boneless), and then boil it.
*In a large bowl, mix yoghurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, and curry powder together.
*Add chicken, diced celery, apple and cilantro. Mix well until coated.
*Arrange lettuce leaf in plate, scoop in some chicken salad and serve cold.
Mango and Lychee, Mint Soup
1kg – Fresh lychee
30ml – Fresh lime juice
30g – Ginger juice
80g – Mango (peeled and chopped for garnish)
10 – Mint leaf (for soup)
4 – Mint leaf (for garnish)
200ml – Fresh cream
60g – Mango (peeled and chopped for soup)
18 – Ice cubes
30g – Sugar
*Peel and deseed lychee.
*Put all the ingredients in to a blender and blend till smooth.
*Garnish with lychee stuffed with mango and mint leaf, or only mint leaf
1l – Water melon juice
200g – Water melon pulp
40ml – Lemon juice
60g – Ginger paste
100g – Coriander leaf
Salt to taste
Tobassco to taste
60g – Jalapeno
150g – Fresh cucumber
100g – Capsicum (green)
75g – Celery
10g – Lemon wedges
*Fine blend water melon juice, pulp, lemon juice, ginger paste, coriander leaves to a fine paste.
*Strain the mixture through a sieve.
*Adjust salt and Tabasco according to taste.
*Garnish with diced jalapeno, seedless cucumber and capsicum.
*Serve cold with lemon wedge on side.
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