Mango rasayana step-by-step recipe with photos.
About this recipe
Mango seekarane is an easy dessert made with mangos. This popular dish from the South Indian state Karnataka is one of the most common sweet dishes made when mangos are in season. It is made using ripe mangoes, coconut milk, and sugar. Traditionally, the pulp of the mango is extracted with hands and served with chunks of mango in it. It is not blended into a puree.
Also called mavina rasayana, this paired with poori is a summer ritual in almost all South Indian households. Hot fluffy pooris with chilled seekarane is a must-try. Mango rasayana also pairs well with chapati, poori, and dosa as a side dish. Chill it for a few hours for an easy and healthy dessert.
Made with just 4 ingredients, this no-cook dessert is one of the easiest things to put together and it is ready in less than 10 minutes. I have shared how to make banana rasayana earlier. Here is my recipe to make the most delicious mavina hannina rasayana aka sweet mango pulp. Read on for ingredients, variations, and step-by-step instructions to make this easy mango dessert in under 10 minutes and pair it with soft and delicious masala roti.
Related: Mango lassi.
Mango: Use plump ripe mangoes.
Coconut milk: Homemade or store-bought coconut milk can be used.
Sugar: I use raw sugar to sweeten this dish.
Cardamom powder: This is an optional ingredient and can be skipped.
Cut the mangoes into small cubes and scoop out the flesh (steps1,2)
Squeeze out all the pulp from the mangoes and add it to the mango pieces (steps 3,4).
To this, add coconut milk, sugar, and cardamom powder. Mix well and serve chilled (steps 5,6).
Useful tips and variations
For authentic-tasting rasayana, do not blend the mangoes. Chop them and squeeze out the pulp. Leave the chunks as it is.
Adjust the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of the mangoes.
You can add chopped banana to this too.
I like to add coconut milk to it. You may choose to replace it with regular milk or any other nut-based milk. Make sure the milk is cold or at room temperature before adding.
I have used raw sugar. Other sweeteners can also be used, for example, jaggery powder, plain sugar, or coconut sugar works very well.
You may choose to blend it smooth, in which case it will be very similar to aamras.
Related: Mango juice.
They are both similar and are made using ripe and juicy mangoes. However, aamras is smooth and the pulp is blended. Also, milk or coconut milk is not added to aamras.
Chill it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and serve it as a dessert. It can also be paired as a side dish with roti/poori/chapati.
This dish is:
- very easy to make and is ready in less than 10 minutes
- a delicious and healthy sweet treat
- loved by kids
Mango Rasayana (Sweet Mango Pulp)
- 3 large mangoes
- ½-¾ cup coconut milk
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
- Cut the mangoes into small cubes and scoop out the flesh of the mango.
- Squeeze out all the pulp from the mangoes and add it to the mango pieces.
- To this, add coconut milk, sugar, and cardamom powder.
- Mix well and serve chilled.