Among the many things that make Summers bearable are ‘mangoes’. The fruit makes everything worthwhile. If you are someone whose bond with mangoes is difficult to break and then let me tell you that this bond strengthens as time passes. From Alphonso to Totapuri, we Indians are crazy about the fruit. And the best thing? It can be had in any form or can be made into a lot of exciting dishes, without the originality of the fruit getting any harm. And yes! With Summer, mangoes are back in season and if you are someone who can’t get enough of the fruit then let me tell you that there are a lot of food places in Mumbai that has curated a special mango menu for all the ‘aam’ people.
Hitchki – For Summer Drinks
Hitchki offers our favorite classic foods across India with a modern twist. They serve never before seen drinks each with its own unique Bollywood spin. If one wants something fusion or funky then Hitchki is the place to be. With the mango season, the restaurant has come up with amazing fun cocktails like the summery ‘Aamsutra’ and the colourful ‘Rangeela’ which are infused by Mango and is a summer classic for a reason. When there also indulge in Bollywood inspired drinks like ‘Circuit, Hail Mogambo and Lambu G-Tingu G’ made with a refreshing concoction.
Where: Across all Hitchki outlets – BKC, Thane, Ghatkopar and Powai
The Culture House – For Aam Mahotsav
When: April 20 to June 15, from 11 am to 11:30 pm
Where: The Culture House, Girgaum Chowpatty
Mad Over Donuts – For Mango Donuts
Where: Across all Mad Over Donuts’ outlets
Coffee By Di Bella – For Mango Chocolate Croissant
Coffee By Di Bella’s Mango Specials is sure to win hearts all over again. On the menu are milkshakes, one purely mango and the other loaded with mango and topped with rose and a hint of cardamom. Then there’s the rich, healthy alternative- Mango Granola Smoothie and Crazy Mango Freakshake, a combination of chocolate-y goodness coupled with the king of fruits, topped with some more mango and whipped cream. There’s the signature Fresh Mango Waffle and the Mango Nutella Waffle. Need we say any more? You can also choose from their array of savouries that team up wonderfully with the newly launched season’s special menu.
Where: Across all Coffee By Di Bella outlets
Brownie Point – For Mango Tarts
For as long as there are Alphonso’s coming home, every Mumbaikar loves their summers. The love for mangoes as desserts dates back to all those yesteryear memories of gulping down the homemade aamras or simply slicing the fruit after a meal. And the delight to have mangoes as part of cakes, pastries, cupcakes, tarts has been ever enjoyable. So for the next two months head to any outlet of Brownie Point and pick the specially curated ‘Mango menu’ by Chef Manish Khanna. The desserts on the menu are Mango Almond Cake, Mango Tarts, Mango Maharaja Cake, White Chocolate Mango Cake, Mango Oreo Cake, and the classic Mango cake. You can also ask for your customised ‘Mango’ special order.
When: until May 31
Where: Across all Brownie Point outlets
Khandani Rajdhani – For Aamlicious Menu
With summer, comes the insatiable desire to consume everything with mangoes. After all, the king of fruits arrives just once a year and deserves undivided attention. Khandani Rajdhani unveils its Aamlicious menu for the season – and it’s got far more choices than you’d think. Mango as a refreshing beverage takes on a new avatar with Mango Lassi and Mango Thandai. For Appetisers, Salad, and Savouries, there is a stunning choice of Aam Khasta Kachori, Kaccha Aam Chinese Bhel, Kacchi Kairi Khichiya Chaat, Karara Kairi Roll, Mango Pizza Dhokla, Palak Aamras Chaat and Teekhi Kairi Makai Ka Salad. For the mains, there is evergreen Aamras Boondi, Aamchuri Gunda Ki Subzi, Kairi Masale Bhat, Kacche Aam Ki Launji and Kairi Thepla. Be ready to relish mango desserts such as Hapus Jalebi, Mango Gulkand Malpua, and Mango Sabudana Kheer. Served with Khandani Rajdhani legendary service, this makes it a summer date that’s hard to pass.
When: until May 31
Where: Across all Khandani Rajdhani outlets
Aromas Café – For a Complete Mango Meal
This summer indulge in mango milkshakes, desserts, and savouries at Aromas Café. Literally, beat the heat with a specially curated menu creating a riot of flavors. Try their signature dishes – Alphonso mango and Danish feta crostini, Shrimp skewers and Mango sriracha dip, Huli Huli mango chicken tacos, Mustard chives remoulade prawns boxty, Mango chili chicken or Prawns Mango Brie Cheese Crostini – few of the items from the special menu. When there don’t miss out to binge on all-time favourites, such as Mango milkshake, mango smoothie bowl or the delectable mango cheesecake and mango caramel custard.
When: until May 26
Where: Across all Aromas Café outlets
Maharaja Bhog – For Unlimited Aamras
Where: Across all Maharaja Bhog outlets