This is a classic,delicious dessert which hails from the city of Pune in Maharashtra.Pune is just 2 hours from Mumbai and is a bustling hub of educational institutions,an industrial paradise where we find the world’d best software industries and a tempting bowl of food which boasts about traditional Maratha cuisine as well as the royal platter(what the erstwhile royalty ate) of mouthwatering delicacies.One of them is this delicate Mango Mastani which is dedicated to the gorgeous and ravishing wife of Peshwa Bajirao of Maharashtra.
A movie was made recently on this historical King’s life named Bajirao Mastani where the Peshwa’s life is captured very beautifully and it also emphasises the importance of Mastani in his life.This dessert is one such jewel in the various Mango recipes in India which is dedicated to a talented lady who mesmerised everyone with her looks!Plus it is very easy to make with ingredients you will have at home during the summers!
Tip : Serve it in drinking glasses for that great look and style!
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Makes : 2 servings
2 Ripe Mangoes(around 200 gms weight) – pulped
1 cup (200ml) – cold milk (full fat/skim)
2 tbsp sugar (if the Mangoes are sweet enough then you need not add sugar but the addition of unsweetened milk might want you to add some sugar)
4 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
For topping :
1/4 cup chopped or diced Mango
2 tbsp mixed,chopped nuts – cashew,almonds and pistachios
2 Glace cherries
In a blender jar,add the milk,sugar and pulped Mangoes and blend to a thick and creamy puree.
Take a serving glass and ladle the Mango puree to fill 1/2 the glass.Add the 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream and cover the top with the chopped or diced Mango.Decorate with one place cherry on top and sprinkle one tbsp of the nuts mix over the Mastani.Serve at once.
Cheers to one of the most beautiful Queens ever lived!