Summer Fruit- Kobbari Mammidikai or Coconut mango is really special.It is summer and I can’t help but talk about mangoes! King of fruits needs attention doesn’t it? Yes I did mention and eulogize the mango in my post Summer Drinks #7- King of Juices- Mango Juice
But then there are so many varieties, and we should give the mango due respect due to its royal lineage. There are different varieties of mangoes and most of us connect mangos to syrupy sweet but then the raw mango that we get closer home is a unique variety which is not available elsewhere. It is known as Kobbari Mammidikai or Coconut Mango due to its size and also texture when cut.
This mango is native to Andhra Pradesh and is much looked forward to by everyone around these parts. A single mango is selling now from 40 to 70 rupees depending on the size! Not many years ago it was available for 10!
This mango is green and is eaten raw but it is not sour. It is sweet and crunchy and is eaten by slicing it into thin or thick slices, and by liberally sprinkling salt and red chilli powder on it. Yes, it is sweet and yes we add the salt as well as chilli powder as it enhances the taste.
My sisters and nieces, nephews, who live in the north crave for them and if I am travelling during the summer one bag is full of these unripe mangos, ripe too and of course a huge box of mango rice. (Recipe for mango riceEasy Cooking Ideas for Singles#56 -Mamidikaya Pulihora or Mango Rice Couple more recipes coming up soon on this exceptionally loved fruit-Mango!
Kobbari Mammidikai or Coconut mango at a time and don’t even burp after eating. Gluttonous, am I?