Mangoes are one of my most preferred fruits…preparation is cut the cheeks off with the skin of the mango left on, cross hatch the flesh then eat it, I don’t care if chilled, fresh off the tree, or at room temp.
Also really good prepared as a Lassi, there are a variety of recipes all of them are a basic Yoghurt drink to which you add flavours. This is for 2 cups each of yoghurt and Mango so please adjust other ingredients up or down if using more or less .
We like a good Greek style Yoghurt whizzed in a blender to which you add the mango chunks (fresh or frozen), we use about 1/2 and 1/2 of each, whether the mango is frozen or fresh, however if they are canned mangoes then it is about 2/3 Yoghurt and 1/3 mango for us. During the blending you may/will see a creamy froth forming, this is good if you don’t don’t worry you will still enjoy it.
Blend until smooth consistency then add very chilled water until the mix is as thick as a thick pancake mix. Also add some salt (about 1/2 the amount of a 1/4 teaspoon’s worth but you can adjust upwards to your taste even a 1/2 teaspoon). If only a little water is required trying using ice cubes to chill the mixture instead of water.
Then add sugar about a 1/4 cup but you can use Stevia or Monkfruit sweeteners which is what we use and for Stevia we halve the amount. If using canned mangoes or pulp, then sugar/sweetener may not need to be added as they are pre sweetened. Taste test as you add your preferred sweetener to get the sweetness right for your palate (it will vary on the sweetness of the fruit you used).
Once you have the sweetness right then add about a 1/4 teaspoon of green cardamon powder (if you don’t have green then normal cardamon powder will do), blend for a few more seconds and drink. The sweet fruit lassi should be consumed within a short period, a day at most, if kept longer they do get a little bitter. The salt and the cardamon are important for the taste but you can omit either or both of them if salt or the spice flavour are not for you eg on a salt restricted diet.
Savoury ones last around 2 days.
Pineapples, we eat them here just skinned and sliced, if we get fancy then battered and deep fried or we grill the slices and enjoy either as a side with a meal, used as a topping on a ham steak, chunked and cooked with bacon…so many delicious ways to enjoy it savoury and sweet.