653.Mangonada/ Chamango Slush
Theme: Explore Latin American Cuisine
BM #77 Week 2 Day 1
Its my first time to join the Blogging Marathon. I’ve known about this group for quite a while as I follow most of the members. However, all this time I did not join the group as I found that perhaps blogging 6 new recipes in a month on specific days is a big challenge. However, I’ve just taken the plunge and am going to try out the waters.
So what is this group all about? Well, it was started by Srivalli who blogs at Cooking for all Seasons and at Spice your life. Members blog for any 2 weeks but for 3 consecutive days on chosen themes. For my first theme I chose to explore Latin American cuisine and you’ll be surprised how many different varieties these countries have to offer. I wanted to make every veggie dish possible but was limited to the availability of ingredients.
My first choice for the Latin American Cuisine is a Mangonada or Chamango. Can you see the word mango in it? These can be made into a cold drink, cocktail, popsicles, sorbets etc etc. So what’s unique about this mango dish you may ask as we all make all the above in our own style or traditional style? The secret ingredient here is the chamoy sauce or dipping sauce that is readily available in the markets in Mexico. However, I had to make the sauce at home. The traditional sauce involves soaking sweet dried fruit like plums or apricots and cooking it till its all mushy.The dried red chillis too are soaked and then ground with the mushy sweet mixture.Usually ancho chilli is used. Ancho chilli is dried poblano chilli which is mild. However the easier version is to use either mango, apricot or pineapple jam (jelly) and blend it with chilli powder and lime juice.This versatile sauce is used to drizzle on ice creams, sorbets, fruits or used as a dip(nachos, veggie or fruit sticks cubes), used to glaze meat dishes or used as a marinate.
If you are a big fan of mangoes served with a bit of salt and chilli powder then you will love Mangonada or Chamango.It is a typical Mexican drink made from mangoes, chamoy sauce and served with a tamarind straw during the hot season. It is sold in some form as a street snack. I, however made a mangonada slush. Notice that the tamarind stick is missing 😉
MANGONADA /CHAMANGO SLUSH
2 cups of ripe mango cubes (1 large mango)
1 cup fresh orange juice
4 tbsp chamoy sauce
For the chamoy sauce:
½ cup apricot, mango or pineapple jam (jelly)
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp ancho red chilli powder ( I used Kashmiri Red Chilli powder)
¼ tsp salt
Preparation of the Chamoy Sauce:
- Put all the ingredients in a tall container and blend it with a hand blender or use your blender jug. The sauce should be thick but smooth.
- Keep it on the side till required.
- Freeze the mango cubes. The best way to freeze them is to layer the mango cubes on a tray and freeze.
- Put the frozen mango cubes and fresh orange juice in a blender. Process till you get a smooth slush.
- You may need to use a spatula to push down the cubes to process it easily.
- Spoon 2 tbsp each of the chamoy sauce into 2 tall glasses or ice cream bowls.
- Top it up with the mango orange slush.
- Sprinkle the top with some chilli flakes or add more sauce.
- Serve immediately.
- If the slush melts quickly because of the heat, put it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
- Add sauce according to your taste.
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June 11, 2017 at 1:49 am
Nice Mango treat.. Interesting one too.. nice spicy drink
June 11, 2017 at 3:02 am
welcome to BM, Mayuri 🙂 this drink looks super delicious ! bookmarking to try
June 11, 2017 at 5:41 am
I am really intrigued by the sweet and spicy element of this slush… must be really refreshing… it's ok, we can miss the tamarind straw for the time being… 😉
June 11, 2017 at 9:00 am
Thats quite a new drink idea for me.. With mangoes in season now.. might try it
June 11, 2017 at 11:07 am
This surely is an interesting drink , looks very vibrant . That sauce is an extra effort but I am
Sure worth it ! Super !
June 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm
Chamoy sauce gives a excellent touch to this mango drink, beautiful pick.
June 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm
Very new and interesting twist with mango.. love the combination of chilli powder in this recipe.
June 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm
wow what a refreshing and delicious drink. I like the kick you have given it with the chilli.
June 12, 2017 at 9:40 am
Welcome to the group. I enjoyed reading your notes and this is such an interesting drink!..so cool that you made everything from scratch!..:)
June 12, 2017 at 2:51 pm
Awesome. Love the tangy spicy flavor. Bookmaking this. Welcome to the group and looking forward to your recipes.
June 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Mangoes in any form are relished in my household. I like the different flavors that you've combined together in this drink.
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June 13, 2017 at 7:33 am
Mango season brings in all the lovely falvours and Such an awesome recipe.. Lovely share!!
June 18, 2017 at 3:01 am
WOW – I have never heard of this and I am a lot closer to Mexico. This is one I must try!!!
June 20, 2017 at 11:22 am
Welcome to the group. The vibrant sauce is amazing.
June 28, 2017 at 2:01 am
Welcome to the group Mayuri.
That mango slush looks amazing. Love that sweet &spicy sauce on top.
Renu Agrawal Dongre
May 19, 2019 at 1:49 pm
A completely new thing to me. I am a big fan of mango and would.really enjoy this. Love the sauce too.
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October 19, 2021 at 3:51 am
I love exploring various cuisines. This recipe sounds like fun. I will surely try it.
October 19, 2021 at 3:03 pm
Thank you so much Seema. If you like mango with chilli and salt then am sure you’ll love this cool treat.