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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Mango Something!!!

Like the rest of the Indians, Kannadigas are also very fond of Mangoes!!! We use both raw and ripe mangoes in cooking. The most common Karnataka dishes with mango are : Rasaayana/Payasa, Seekarane, Maavinakai Chitranna, Uppinakai, Burfi and many more.
After my wedding, my MIL took me to one of her friends houses and there they offered us Mango Burfi. It was sooooo delicious that I gobbled up around 3-4 pieces :)....And now that its the season for Mango again, I got reminded of the dish. I made a few changes to the burfi recipe and came up with a new recipe of my own!!! I offered it to my friends and they all loved it!! But I still didnt know what to call it.... Some of my friends called it Peda, some called it laddu/ladoo and some others called it mango balls.So, I leave the name to you.... Call it whatever you think is appropriate.... Enjoi!! :)
This will be my entry for the 'AFAM-Mango' Event hosted by Deepa of Recipes N More


1 tin Condensed milk
2 cups Mango puree (fresh or canned)
3-4 tbsp Cashew pieces
3-4 tbsp Raisins
4 tbsp Dry, powdered coconut
6-7 strands Saffron
2 tbsp Milk
1/4 cup Sugar (optional)
  1. Empty the condensed milk and the mango puree into a heavy bottomed pan(non-stick pan, preferrably) and mix well. If you like it very sweet, you can add some sugar.... But keep in mind that the condensed milk and the mango puree are already sweet!!
  2. Heat the mixture on medium flame until it thickens and forms a single lump (appr. 40-45 mins). Saute continuously.
  3. Meanwhile, soak saffron in 2 tbsp warm milk and keep aside for a few minutes. Add cashews, raisins and soaked saffron to the mango mixture on stove and mix well. Continue to boil the mixture. Keep in mind not to increase the heat too much; The mixture might start getting burnt from the bottom otherwise.
  4. Switch off the stove when the mixture thickens to form a single lump and it comes out of the pan without sticking. Let it cool for about 5 mins.
  5. Make small balls out of the mixture and roll them in dry coconut powder; Note that the balls should be made when the mixture is still hot.

  6. Cool completely and store in airtight containers. Enjoi!!


Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Ramya,
Im here for the first time.This is a lovely blog.Lo9ve the posts.This recipe is somewhat similar to mango burfee.Nice presentation.Me too a great fan of bisibele bath

archana said...

Hi Ramya,I liked your recipe .The ladoos are looking nice and off course tasty too.Nice entry for mango event:)

Viji said...

This is delicious Ramaya. Viji

FH said...

Looks like Darawad pedas Ramya.Naavu Hubliyalli iddaga tumba thinnutta iddevu.
With mango in it ,I can imagine the fabulous taste,thanks girl:))

Mishmash ! said...

Hi Ramya, thanks for dropping by my page.....

you mango burfi/laddoo looks nice and quite inviting too :) ALl the best to your blog :)


Chef Jeena said...

Hi there, I like your blog! Nice recipe my hubby loves mango's :) Feel free to visit my blog too :)

Click here for jeenas food recipe blog :-)

Richa said...

hey ramya, peda looks great, reminds me of kandi peda.

Anonymous said...

Ramya - photograph looks too good. Will ask Sangeeta to try this :-)) (i can't make it)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Dr.Soumya Bhat,
Hi!! Glad you liked my blog... Yeah, this ones quite similar to Mango Burfi!! :)

@Archana, Vcuisine,Mishmash
Hey, tx!! Glad you liekd it.....

True Asha... It tasted really good!!! :)

Roopa said...

the laddus looks fabulous ramya. Will try this recipe sometime!Great post girl thks:)

Lakshmi said...

Hi Ramya,
Nimma recipe bahala chennagi ide. tumbha dhanyavadagalu. Weekend trymadthene. Mathe nandu Mysuruu, adre irodu iga Singaporenalli.


Sia said...

i remember having mango burfis in dharwad where i did my graduation.... used to get big boxes of these with famous dharwad pedas for my bro:) ur recipes is really simple and i gotto try this some time soon...beautiful pics ramya:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey tx!! Will visit your blog right away!!

hehe :) Thanx Blue!!! Glad you liked it.... Sure, ask Sangeeta to try after she comes! :)

Thanx there! :)

Hey right, Sia.. this recipe is indeed simple. It doesn't take too many ingredients either. Sure try it out sometime and let me know!! :)

@Taste of Mysore,
Thanx Lakshmi.... Namma amma,appa hutti beladiddella Mysooru. Infact, nanna ajji taata innu alle idaare, so we keep visiting mysore. Aadre, like you said.. I have been in the US since 1 yr. Thanx for dropping by and leaving a comment!

sra said...

Hi Ramya, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your latest post looks somewhat like Dharwad peda. Like your profile pic!

Sharmi said...

now this one is my kind of recipe. easy and yummy. looks amazing too.

chand said...

wow ramya ..mangoes and peda ..both my favorite and combination like that wud b irresistable..will try that out..thanks for this post :)

Suganya said...

Hay they looks so lovely....Heavenly..nice mango recipe...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Sra, Sukanya,
Hey, glad you girls liked it...tx! :)

Right.. This ones indeed easy to many. And tastes out of the world!! Do try it out when you find time :)

Yes dear... Mango and pedas are my fav too!! :) Try out the recipe. I'm sure you'll love it!

Seena said...

Very nice recipe Ramya, thanks!

Cynthia said...

Oh this is a lovely dessert. I am bookmarking it to try later.

VINI said...

Nice blog! I have mango puree as well as condensed milk in my pantry...thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Ramya, The mango ladoos look so goood, I am tempted to try them outright now :-)

Chris said...

Ramya, thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this recipe. And, I have all but the saffron. Do you think it will work without it?

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Seena, Aruna,
Thanks a lot!! :)

@Cynthia, Vini,
Do try it... You'll love it for sure :)

Sure, you can omit Saffron. It tastes gr8 even w/o them... Saffron just adds a little more flavor. You can even use cardamom/elaichi powder instead.

Lakshmi said...

Hi Ramya,
Nimage iga taste of mysore ge swagatha.



Prema Sundar said...

looks like mango pedas and looks great.. making pedas with condensed milk is very easy to make.looks lovely.

Arts said...

The laddus look so tempting!! :)
must must try now!

Unknown said...

Hi Ramya,

I am a Kannadiga living Merlborne. Your Mango someting (I call it Mango-Coconut Laddu). It is wonderful recipe. It was hit in our house.

Thanks Ramya

kal said...

hi ramya,
Peda thumba chennagi bantu, nanu Johannesburgnalli idini, eega mangoe kala, ninne thogondubandu, ivathu madide thumba chennagithu. keep up good work

KonkaniBlogger said...

hey ramya..very nice mango dish..looks very tempting..will try it sometime..happy new year to u..

Dori said...

Mmmmmm, this sounds really good! It's something I will have to try as I love cooking with condensed milk!

Sujatha said...

Hi Ramya,
The sweet came out really good. Though took me double the time to make it, I must have had the heat on too low.

Ramya said...

Hi Ramya,

This is Ramya too. The sweet turned out to be chewy.Is it how it is supposed to be? Let me know



Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey Ramya, yes this is a little chewy, but not so chewy that it sticks to your teeth. It needed to be cooked for a couple of minutes longer, probably!!

Unknown said...

Hi Ramya!!!Thank u very much for posting such beautiful recipes...i tried the mango something..i named it mango peda...it came out amazing...thanks again dear!!!

shaikh said...

may i know that if there is any subtitute for condenssed milk?