mango ginger
Last Updated : Jan 06,2018

Mango Ginger Glossary |Health Benefit + Recipes with Mango Ginger |
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Also known as

Curcuma Amada, Aamba- haldi.


Mango-ginger is neither related to mango nor ginger but to turmeric (Curcuma longa). It is a rhizome which is pale yellow inside and lighter colour outside. When it is crushed it gives sweet smell of unripe mango. The flavour is predominantly ginger with a delightful faint aroma and taste of mango. However, the taste is not as sharp as ordinary ginger is.

How to select

Always choose fresh and fleshy rhizome of mango-ginger. They are available in local markets as well as super-markets. It is advisable to buy them fresh from local markets. If buying from super-markets always check the packaging date.

Culinary Uses

· The rhizomes of mango-ginger are used for preparing pickles, chutney, preserves, candy, sauce and salad and in meat.
· Prepare simple chutney with mango-ginger, turmeric, coconut gratings, ginger, green chillies, lemon juice and little sugar and salt. Grind all the ingredients to fine paste without using water and serve it as accompaniment with any meal.
· Temper chopped mango ginger in oil with mustard seeds, curry leaves and ginger. Serve this with curd rice.

How to store
Mango- Ginger should be kept in air-tight jars away from moisture. It can be refrigerated for upto 4-5 days.

Health Benefits

· It helps aid digestion.
· It is also helpful in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, cough etc.

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mango ginger
 on 09 Jul 18 09:25 PM

Very informative. Thanks.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonia, We are delighted you loved the information we shared. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have tried. Happy Cooking!
10 Jul 18 09:02 AM