5 Minute Home-made Mango Salsa

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Mumbai’s summers have been through the roof this year but the one thing that’s kept us our spirits up has been the delectable, juicy, Mango. Come summers, the fragrance of mangoes traverses through the home of all Mumbaikars. My dear friend, Chef Mrugank Desai and I decided to come up with supremely easy to make, seasonal recipes (at the fag end of the summer unfortunately) with ingredients you need not go scouting for. I’m not a fan of store bought salsa since it’s significantly high in preservatives, and since I’d been looking to perfect a recipe, we thought of making it with a little help of the mangoes lying around at home.

Ingredients:

Mango – 200 gms
Chopped onion – 50 gms
Chopped tomatoes – 50 gms
Chopped coriander – 10 gms
Green chilly – 1, chopped
Olive oil – 15 ml
The juice of 1 Lemon
Salt – to taste

Method – Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix carefully. Be sure not to squash the mango and tomatoes, else you’ll wind up with a rather mushy salsa! Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate before serving.

This can be enjoyed with chips, nachos, even quesadillas!

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We’re calling Dibs on Dips!

‘Good food defines the success of every occasion’ – a mantra that Mumbai based start up, Dibs on Dips swears by. Founder and Chef Mausam Shah says “My love for dips began at home. Using my mother as an inspiration who would whip up dips as a replacement for boring home snacks, I believed that whatever I ate would have to be interesting and hence making dips soon became a ritual at home. With my mother as my idol and my brother as my food critic, Dibs on Dips was born”.

Mausam recently sent over some dips for me to try.

The dips arrived in the cutest packaging with a lovely note. A small personal touch always goes a long way. The care taken to package also reflected the love with which they had been prepared 🙂

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The dips I tried were:

1. Spicy Jalapeno
2. Creamy Sundried Tomato and Basil
3. Cheesy Onion and
4. Aglio e Olio

Each bottle also mentions what these dips are best enjoyed with and the expiry date.

My personal favourites were the Spicy Jalapeno and Creamy Sundried Tomato & Basil. I might warn you that once you start digging into these two, it may be hard to stop. I’m not big on anything that’s spicy and this one will set your tongue on fire after a point, but it is SO worth it! Pair it with a salted cracker or some breadsticks and you’re good to go.

The Creamy Sundried Tomato can be eaten with anything. Lavash, breadsticks, apply it on toast, like I said, just about anything. The perfect flavour of sundried tomatoes and just enough basil, this one will make all your parties at home uber popular.

I thought the Aglio e Olio was a little strong, so instead of eating it with anything else, I used it the next afternoon to make pasta and it was perfect.

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Meet the Dibs on Dips lady! She says her personal favourites are the Cheesy Onion Dip, Roasted Bell Pepper & Walnut Dip and Creamy Sundried Tomato & Basil.

The next time you’re hosting friends or family at home, I definitely recommend giving these a try. They arrive extremely fresh and remain so for about 5 days. Be sure to keep them refrigerated.

Call on 9819824811 to place your order (they need to be made in advance)
Payment method: COD

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