Indian Mango Salsa

There are hundreds of varieties of mangoes, but this sweet and spicy salsa uses the Kesar variety from India (where...
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Indian Mango Salsa

Kristie Collado

Indian Mango Salsa

There are hundreds of varieties of mangoes, but this sweet and spicy salsa uses the Kesar variety from India (where it is known as the queen of mangoes). Kesar mangoes are intensely sweet and only available for a few weeks each year. If you can get your hands on some, use them — they’re so delicious — but any ripe mango will work. 

Ingredients

  • Kesar mangoes (or 4 small, sweet mangoes of another variety), diced small
  • red bell pepper, diced small
  • ½  small red onion, diced small
  • small jalapeno peppers, minced
  • ¼  Cup  cilantro leaves and stems, rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • Juice of 4 Key limes (or 1-2 regular limes)
  • Pinch of curry powder
  • Pinch of salt (if needed)

Directions

Combine the diced mango, bell pepper, and red onion in a bowl. Add the minced jalapeño and chopped cilantro leaves and stir to combine.

Pour just enough lime juice over the salsa to coat all of the fruits and vegetables. Add the curry powder and stir to combine.

Let the salsa sit for 10 minutes and then taste it, adding salt, if desired.

Indian Shopping Tip

Indian food is loaded with many herbs and spices. Make sure you have a stocked spice cabinet and a big appetite.

Indian Cooking Tip

As delicious as Indian food is, the smells are strong and they linger. Make sure to have your stove vents running and a window open if you don't want your furniture to smell like spices for a week.

Indian Wine Pairing

Riesling, gewürztraminer, muscat, or torrontés with curries and other sauced dishes; cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec. zinfandel, or primitivo with tandoori or other roasted meats and poultry.