Friday, 24 June 2011


Summers are all about sweat, heat, weariness and…MANGOES!!! Yes, just like in various other parts of the world, Pakistan also gets flooded with mangoes every summers. The country remains to be one of the largest producer and exporter of mangoes. The history of mangoes being cultivated in the sub-continent region goes back to about 4000 years. Almost all Pakistanis (and I’m sure those outside of Pakistan as well) are crazy after the "King of Fruits" and it is the best-loved fruit of the region. Hundreds of varieties of mangoes are known to exist in Pakistan (all of which are dead tasty)
Ripe mangoes

The most popular commercial varieties - all different in colors and sizes, and each with a distinct flavor and taste - include Anwar Retol, Dasehri, Langra, Chaunsa, Sindhri, Saharni, Alphonso, Pairi, Fazli and Neelam (sorry, I don't know the English names!).
A beautifully presented mango

Mangoes are rich in sugar, dietary fibers, fat protein, vitamin A equivalents, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Raw mangoes

So this summer let’s get adventurous with mangoes. Roti Tukkar will help you drift away from the conventional and boring use of mangoes and bring to you some fresh and exciting mango recipes, all with love from Pakistan!!! For the next whole week, we will be celebrating “MANGO MANIA”…A new mango recipe will be uploaded EVRERYDAY (which will include chutneys or dips, pickles, ice creams and drinks), so keep glued and enjoy!!!=D =D =D
A Pakistani fruit shop full of mangoes

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