Making Organic Mango Syrup

Mango is the fruit I love the most. You can make shakes and can have the juice. Whatever form I can have mango at any moment. Once I experimented and made an amazing syrup out of my favorite fruit. It was not the season of ripe mangoes. Raw mangoes were available and I bought them. But due to sensitive teeth, I could not eat sour things at that moment. The famous proverb ” Necessity is the mother of inventions” worked here. I made something which became a favorite on the dinner table since. It was a simple mango syrup made from jaggery and mango.

Mango Syrup


– 250 gm raw mango chopped into small pieces.

– 250 gm Jaggery( You can use brown sugar instead, but Jaggery gives better taste)

– 10 gm Black Cumin Seeds

– 5 Bay Leaves

– 10 gm Aniseed

– 50 gm butter

– 5 gm salt


  • Melt the butter in a pot, and when heated add Black Cumin seed and Bay leaves. It will give nice aroma.
  • Add the chopped mango and cook for 15 minutes. After 15 Minutes add salt and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Now add Jaggery/Brown sugar and let it melt and mix with the raw mango. Let the liquid become brown.
  • Add one glass of water and let it simmer for 30 minutes. The mango will mix and a nice curry will form.
  • Add aniseed on top and let it cool. You can put it in the refrigerator for better results.
  • Once it is cooled it will have a nice gel look.

The syrup is ready. You can spread on the bread or eat as a sweet dish.


Taking a Fresh Look at Weird Fruits which Deliver

Emerging from the Winter, I did what I’m sure everyone concerned about their weight and their health does… go on a juice fast. Not with apples, pears and strawberries though. No, the world is full of healthy, edible fruits and veggies and  I wanted to taste some of them. There’s nothing like a bit of a culinary adventure, and I wanted to replace carrots, oranges and apples with some exotic fruits and vegetables if I could find them.

In Australia for starters, I came across a bright yellow, semi-tropical fruit with these long spindly fingers growing on a friend’s farm. Known as Buddha’s Hand, this healthy citrus fruit, which looks just a bit like a lemon, doesn’t have juice. You can slice it and put it in your juicer. Superfoods are abundant everywhere, like lemons, and adding in some pitaya meant I was going to get a fill dose of  beneficial nutrients and enzymes.

Idon’t think that it was my imagination when i discovered by skin and sinuses clearing and my joints feeling more flexible and smooth. Its rue that there are lots of different opinions about whats important when losing weight and trying to be healthy at the same time. Quality, originality and taste do it for me and with clear skin and sinuses, these exotic fruits certain deliver!