Mango is in season now, are you exploring various recipes to use them in the most enjoyable way? The simple recipe like this spicy mango with chili powder does not require any kitchen skills. Plus, it gives you immense pleasure with its unique taste and flavor.
A spiced mango snack is made under a few minutes. Thinking about the heat? Don't worry, you can adjust the spice level to your preference.
Consider this mango with chili powder recipe, if you want to include fruits in your menu more often as you could. And this mango with chili powder will not disappoint you for sure.
The goodness of mango
The popular street food in most of the tropical countries. A simple-snap and sprinkle snack blow our mind with all its natural flavors and tastes.
Spiced mango is one of the first few recipes I try to make when mangoes are in season. The next I make is mango juice. My point is to consume the seasonal fruits that nature gifts me. Also, mango is rich in vitamin C, and a good source of copper, folate, and vitamin B6.
Selecting the mango
For this mango with chili powder recipe, the mango should neither too ripe nor too green. The mango should be firm. When you touch, the mango's skin should be soft and should stay intact. Which makes it easy for a delicious forkable snack.
Numerous varieties of mango available and all those varieties are excellent here. But the only thing to be considered here is the taste of the mango. If the mango is slightly sour, increase the quantity of chili powder and vice versa.
Selecting the chili powder
Every region has its own version of chili powder. And the chili powder available here in the United States is a blend of spices. Usually made with paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic, cumin, oregano, and onion powder. And this spice mix gives a chili mango a robust flavor, that is very addictive.
You may use the store-bought chili powder or you can make you own, by combining, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano powder.
Do you want to spice up than the chili powder? try blending the super hot cayenne pepper powder, or Indian red chili powder? Proceed with caution, this is super fiery. Just a pinch goes a long way.
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How to make mango with chili powder
Cut the mango into wedges.
Arrange them in the cups(which makes it easy to serve and snack).
Sprinkle chili powder, salt, and lime juice.
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How long to store?
The fresh fruits are always good and advisable to consume as soon as we cut. The mango loses its freshness, its extraordinary flavors for every hour after cutting. The sooner you serve, there is more possibility to intake all the goodness of mango.
However, depending on the firmness it can lengthen its serving time when refrigerated. There are no strict rules, it may stay good for 6 hours to 1 day according to the freshness of this tropical fruit. The firm mangoes stay longer than they ripen one.
Tons of variation we can list out for this mango with chili powder-according to the time of serving.
If time is the main constraint, just sprinkle chili powder, salt, and lime juice. These three ingredients alone can do the wonders. However, when serving for a party consider the following,
- Crushed black pepper. One of the other spice works great in here.
- Ground cumin. Add-in for making the fruit more aromatic.
- Papaya. Add papaya wedges along with the spiced and salted mango wedges.
- Cucumber. It also complements the taste and texture of this snack.
- Pineapple. This is another tropical fruit that I love to pair with.
Too ripen mango, cannot hold its shape once cut down for the mango with chili powder recipe. Moreover, the ripen mango has its natural sweetness and may not work well when combining with chili powder. When comparing with ripening and green mango, the green mango plays great with chili powder.
Once you served the cut mango and finding it too spicy to handle? Rinse them in the running water, the water takes away the spice coating. Then pat it with a kitchen towel, and now sprinkle the spice to your choice.
Mango skin is edible and also packed with antioxidants, fibers, and minerals. Alternatively, it might also have pesticide and chemical residue. So always rinse well before serving.
Personally, I like to eat the mango along with its skin, when it is soft.
Printable recipe card
Mango with chili powder
- 2 mango
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ⅙ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Cut the mango into wedges.
- Arrange them over the serving plate.
- Sprinkle chili powder and salt.
- The drizzle lime juice.
- And serve immediately.