It's summer and time for Mango lassi/shake

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The best summer drink there is :)
 

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I love Mangoes, have always loved them since I was a kid.
 
i like unripe mangoes more...khatta aam. dont like the ripe ones too much.
 
I like chonsa mangos a lot but mango shakes are horrible with their mango residues. Ugh, the worst summer drink.
 
I like chonsa mangos a lot but mango shakes are horrible with their mango residues. Ugh, the worst summer drink.

Best for eating directly and they are probably considered the best and most expensive mango out there

@GM - depends on one's predilection but I consider chonsa to be the best and sweetest mango
 
which are the best, pakistani mangoes or indian mangoes?

I live in Oslo and here the indian mangoes start arriving in May but they are really khattaye, I actually ate one yesterday.
But from June Pakistani magnoes start arriving and the sindhi chounsa is really sweet, so my experience is that pakistani mangoes taste better.
But it could be that the early arrivals of indian mangoes are not ripe enough but they look quite yellow and ripe so don't know.
Btw most people here, even ethnical norwegian eats pakistani mangoes, could also have to do with the fact that there are more pakistani merchants than indians, but then again even irani, arbic and turkish merchants have mostly pakistani mangoes.
 
IAJ should seriously be banned for posting that picture!
 
tumh achaar key adi tou nahi hou?

no, dont like achaar either..just plain unripe mango, with some salt and chilly powder and tamarind.. the teeth becomes sensitive after having all that khatta stuff.. yumm.
 
what are the pakistani varieties known as..the indian ones that i know of are langra (the best imo), alphonso, kesar, dassehri, chaunsa, safeda, malda (from my place).
 
I love mango shakes

Mango lassi here isnt that good though
 
what are the pakistani varieties known as..the indian ones that i know of are langra (the best imo), alphonso, kesar, dassehri, chaunsa, safeda, malda (from my place).

We get langra, dasseri, chaunsa in Pakistan too. We also get sindhri, anwar atol, and a few other varieties.
 
IMO, mango shake is only acceptable when you only have the South American (or African?) tasteless mangoes. Otherwise, it's just a waste.
 
this thread is making me want some....Havent had it in a long long time...

Will be probably go to get it today evening...
 
IAJ

You ruined my life....:(

I was at work sitting and was thinking I need something cold to drink and then I open this thread, there is the mango lassi in front of me which I can't have...

I hope you don't get any lassi today.....
 
love lassi, not a fan of mumtaz lassi, its good, but can make it better myself,

love salty lassi
 
Alphanso mangoes are the sweetest. But eating by sucking it is way more fun then making a puree. I just had the puree yesterday.
 
I like achaar a lot, as I like my food spicy. Fenugreek (methi)'s seed (which is bitter) + oil + spices. You can make sweet achar and khatta achar.

Recently got achaar from Hyderabad, called Bhaji achar. I don't know the ingredients but it's too sour and salty. but tastes good.
 
I like achaar a lot, as I like my food spicy. Fenugreek (methi)'s seed (which is bitter) + oil + spices. You can make sweet achar and khatta achar.

Recently got achaar from Hyderabad, called Bhaji achar. I don't know the ingredients but it's too sour and salty. but tastes good.

Yeah what I love is my dear mama's paratha with sarsoon ka saag, achaar and a biiig glass of mango milkshake. The paindo in me is still alive and kicking.:)
 
IAJ

You ruined my life....:(

I was at work sitting and was thinking I need something cold to drink and then I open this thread, there is the mango lassi in front of me which I can't have...

I hope you don't get any lassi today.....

Lols, sorry Ahmed, Allah tumhe kal hi mango lassi pilae, ameen:)
 
Why are mangoes called "mangoes"? Because a man goes after it;-).
 
agree alohonso are best ..haapoos and langda are good too

Alphonso = haaposs.

Its the indian corruption of the word alphonso.

I would probably say in terms of mangoes, fresh alphonso slighlty better than multani chaunsa, but not a lot in it. Generally Pakistani mangoes are better than their Indian counterparts, but fresh alphonso edges it for me. Hard to find good quality alphonso here though in the UK.

But in terms of summer drinks....I like Chaach. Less thick than salted lassi, and with dhaniya, green chillies, and zeera.
 
so is the pakistani chaunsa and langra better than the indian chaunsa /langra, generally speaking?
 
so is the pakistani chaunsa and langra better than the indian chaunsa /langra, generally speaking?

I reckon. But thats me, speaking as a Pakistani.

Indians will always tell you that Indian ones are better.

You need an objective, mango loving person to be your judge.
 
so is the pakistani chaunsa and langra better than the indian chaunsa /langra, generally speaking?

Why are you trying to make this yet another pakistan v india? You asked similar question yesterday, just go and google and you'll probably find the answer. Jaan booj key tili mat lagao
Pakistanis will say pakistanis are best, indians will say indians are best and the fight starts.

Just enjoy your khattaey mangoes and be happy man!:msd
 
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Why are you trying to make this yet another pakistan v india? You asked similar question yesterday, just go and google and you'll probably find the answer. Jaan booj key tili mat lagao
Pakistanis will say pakistanis are best, indians will say indians are best and the fight starts.

Just enjoy your khattaey mangoes and be happy man!:msd

i will be the happiest if indians and pakistanis fight on mangoes, than religion and race.

and the reason i asked the question was because i often hear pakistani mangoes are generally better.. so want to know are the respective cultivars are being compared, as in indian chaunsa vs pakistani chuansa..or not. because otherwise it is not a fair comparison if you dont compare respective cultivars. so my question is a valid and intellectual one, as always.
 
i will be the happiest if indians and pakistanis fight on mangoes, than religion and race.

and the reason i asked the question was because i often hear pakistani mangoes are generally better.. so want to know are the respective cultivars are being compared, as in indian chaunsa vs pakistani chuansa..or not. because otherwise it is not a fair comparison if you dont compare respective cultivars. so my question is a valid and intellectual one, as always.

Then why ask when you already has heard the answer?
 
yes same.

interesting..same cultivars having different taste. but continuing with my scientific thought, it was not a blind test. you already knew that it is a pakistani chaunsa, so your taste buds were already receptive because of nostalgia and association. while in the case of the indian chaunsa, your brain sent the signals to your taste buds that this is a mango grown in the enemy nation.

but i am not ruling out that pakistani chaunsa might taste better than the indian version. i have to go and taste myself. since i am not a nationalist, i think i would do a fair comparison.
 
Looks like we need double blind study regarding this.

How do you pronounce chaunsa? Will ask my aunt, who makes the best achaar in the whole world I think. I used to go to their house during summer vacation. Best Haphuus Mangoes I have ever had so far.
 
How do you pronounce chaunsa?

'Ch' like in "chucker". 'Chaun' like in "John" (?). However, the 'N' like in "coming" - the 'N' being slightly silent.

Mind you, we have a sentence here: "Chucker John (is) coming!"

:))
 
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'Ch' like in "chucker". 'Chaun' like in "John" (?). However, the 'N' like in "coming" - the 'N' being slightly silent.

Mind you, we have a sentence here: "Chucker John (is) coming!"

:))

Also, 'Sa' is pretty simple; like in "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa."
 
Thanks. Not sure if you can read hindi but looks like its चोंसा. I get this from Urdu translate through google. چوسا

Will ask my aunt next time we get to talk.
 
interesting..same cultivars having different taste. but continuing with my scientific thought, it was not a blind test. you already knew that it is a pakistani chaunsa, so your taste buds were already receptive because of nostalgia and association. while in the case of the indian chaunsa, your brain sent the signals to your taste buds that this is a mango grown in the enemy nation.

but i am not ruling out that pakistani chaunsa might taste better than the indian version. i have to go and taste myself. since i am not a nationalist, i think i would do a fair comparison.

what the heck do you mean? :yk why would I be biased while tasting mangoes? :yk
 
That time of the year again.

Although I personally prefer namkeen lassi and banana shake. Mangoes are best consumed in their original form without these shenanigans.
 
That time of the year again.

Although I personally prefer namkeen lassi and banana shake. Mangoes are best consumed in their original form without these shenanigans.

Agree except the Banana shake part. Also dont understand how people can prefer meethi lassi over namkeen
 
Man I have been deprived of Pakistani mangoes for so long. They are SOOOOO expensive here. 6 mangoes for 12 dollars. 200 rupay ka aek aam :facepalm:

I only get to buy them sporadically since I don't want to go broke eating mangoes.


Also Pakistani mangoes are by far the most expensive brand here.
 
Agree except the Banana shake part. Also dont understand how people can prefer meethi lassi over namkeen

I feel like throwing up after having meethi lassi.

I find the taste disgusting and haven't had one in years.
 
Agree except the Banana shake part. Also dont understand how people can prefer meethi lassi over namkeen

I had only been exposed to meethi lassi in Karachi and abroad so when I drank the namkeen lassi for the first time I did not like it at all.


Your preferences are shaped by the things you are accustomed to..
 
Whether meethi or namkeen, nothing beats a cold glass of lassi on a hot sunny day.
 
Bought my first case of Alphonso's.. Waiting for Pakistani mangoes to come to market as well...
 
I prefer Namkeen Lassi if made from dahi and Khati Lassi if made directly from milk (you know makhan banaate hue using the old village method). Gaon ka paindoo inside me really hate the taste of Meethi Lassi and i don't even touch it!
 
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Pakistan’s prized mango harvest hit by water scarcity
The arrival of summer as early as March damaged the mango flowers, a key part of the reproductive cycle

MIRPUR KHAS: Mango farmers in Pakistan say production of the prized fruit has fallen by up to 40% in some areas because of high temperatures and water shortages in a country identified as one of the most vulnerable to climate change.

The arrival of mango season in Pakistan is eagerly anticipated, with around two dozen varieties arriving through the hot, humid summers.

This year, however, temperatures rose sharply in March -- months earlier than usual -- followed by heatwaves that damaged crops and depleted water levels in canals farmers depend on for irrigation.

"Usually I pick 24 truckloads of mangoes... this year I have only got 12," said Fazle Elahi, counting the bags lined up by his farm.

"We are doomed."

The country is among the world’s top exporters of mangoes, harvesting nearly two million tons annually across southern parts of Punjab and Sindh.


By AFPJuly 11, 2022
A roadside vendor arranges mangoes while waiting for customers in Amritsar on June 30, 2022. -AFP
A roadside vendor arranges mangoes while waiting for customers in Amritsar on June 30, 2022. -AFP
MIRPUR KHAS: Mango farmers in Pakistan say production of the prized fruit has fallen by up to 40% in some areas because of high temperatures and water shortages in a country identified as one of the most vulnerable to climate change.

The arrival of mango season in Pakistan is eagerly anticipated, with around two dozen varieties arriving through the hot, humid summers.

This year, however, temperatures rose sharply in March -- months earlier than usual -- followed by heatwaves that damaged crops and depleted water levels in canals farmers depend on for irrigation.

"Usually I pick 24 truckloads of mangoes... this year I have only got 12," said Fazle Elahi, counting the bags lined up by his farm.

"We are doomed."

The country is among the world’s top exporters of mangoes, harvesting nearly two million tons annually across southern parts of Punjab and Sindh.

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The total harvest is yet to be measured, but production is already short by at least 20 to 40% in most areas, according to Gohram Baloch, a senior official at the Sindh provincial government’s agriculture department.

Umar Bhugio, who owns swaths of orchards outside Mirpur Khas -- locally known as the city of mangoes -- said his crops received less than half the usual amount of water this year.

"Mango growers confronted two problems this year: one was the early rise in temperatures, and secondly the water shortage," he said.

Pakistan is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, a problem made worse by poor infrastructure and mismanagement of resources.

It also ranks as the country eighth most-vulnerable to extreme weather due to climate change, according to the Global Climate Risk Index compiled by environmental NGO Germanwatch.

Floods, droughts and cyclones in recent years have killed and displaced thousands, destroyed livelihoods and damaged infrastructure.

"The early rise of temperatures increased the water intake by crops. It became a contest among different crops for water consumption," said food security expert Abid Suleri, head of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).

A rise in temperature is generally expected in the mango belt in early May, which helps the fruit ripen before picking starts in June and July.

But the arrival of summer as early as March damaged the mango flowers, a key part of the reproductive cycle.

"The mango should weigh over 750 grams but this year we picked very undersized fruit," Elahi said.

Known in South Asia as the "king of fruits", the mango originated in the Indian subcontinent.

The country’s most treasured variety is the golden-yellow Sindhri, known for its rich flavour and juicy pulp.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/972987-pakistans-prized-mango-harvest-hit-by-water-scarcity
 
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