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Easy recipe: Cooked Swahili mangoes

Cooked Swahili mangoes (Photo: Chef Ali Mandhry)

Once in a while, we need to spice up things in the kitchen and what better way to do so than with this cooked Swahili mangoes recipe?

What you need:

1kg ripe mangoes

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup sugar

1 litre coconut milk

500ml coconut cream reduced

What to do:

Cut the mangoes into two slices (do not peel the skin. Retain the seeds (koko) with a layer of mango. Flesh and peel the sides.

Place the sliced mangoes and seeds in a pot and add the sugar, cardamom, garam masala, black pepper and coconut milk.

Cook until the coconut milk has reduced, or until the colour of the mangoes becomes orange-brown. This should take about an hour.

After the mangoes are soft and well-cooked and the liquid has reduced, turn off the heat and add the cooked coconut milk over the mangoes. Serve your dish warm.

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