Indian food is forever in my heart. I find it incredibly comforting, delicious and easy to make. Dahls, curries, masalas, briyani… Just to name a few of my favorites. And this… I don’t really know what this dish is, but the idea just came to me a few months ago. I’ve over a long time experimented with the perfect recipe – Sweet, yet not to fruity.
When you Think of frozen mango you might Think hot summer Days and Cold smoothies under the sun. Well, Winter times I keep mango in my freezer as well. They’re awesome in this dish and curries like this one.
So, dig up some frozen mango. Let’s make some mango chickpeas and dream about sunnier summer days! Well, let’s hope they arrive soon… At least spring is here, right?
200g frozen mango
1-1/2 clove garlic
1 tsp ginger or more to taste
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1/2- 1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 – 1 tsp fenugeek
pinch of cardamom
optional if your mango isn’t that sweet: 1 tsp maple syrup
a squeeze of lemon juice
3-4 tbsp coconut milk
Rice, I used red wholegrain rice
broccoli florets, cooked
salad, like romain, mangold or spinach
- Cook rice according to package. If serving with broccoli – roast in the oven for 10 minutes on 200 C/ 392 F or bring some water to boil and Cook for about 2 minutes until tender. Set aside.
- Fry onion, garlic and ginger in some water or coconut oil util transparent. Then add in bay leaf and cinnamom stick. Fry until the bay leaf starts to change color.
- Add chickpeas, rinsed and drained, togheter with spices. Stir until everything is well mixed and the spice is spread out.
- In Another pan or microwave, heat frozen mango so that it’s easier to mix. Then, blend with a blender or mixer until it’s smooth. If you want a chunkier texture, blend less.
- Add mixed mango in the pot togheter with half of the coconut milk and about 1-2 tbsp of water. Cover with a lid and let cook for 10-15 minutes.
- Add in the rest if the coconut milk and let cook for 2 more minutes!
I hope you enjoyed it! First time making it I was like “Oh. Oh. Oh. How..?”. Haha, I could not get over how mango could actually be good in dinner food. Well, it totally works! You should try it! And don’t forget to check out this one pot mango curry to use up the leftover mangoes!