India is the Kingdom where Mangoes rule the World of Fruits, undoubtedly the King of Fruits.
Mangoes are the compensation to this land for bearing the Hot Summer Months. The Scorching heat fills these scrumptious Fruits with the Sweetest of Juices. The Hotter the Summer the sweeter are the Mangoes.
Mangoes ( English), Aam ( Hindi), Mangifera indica ( Scientific name) are native to the Indian Subcontinent and entrenched in the the History of this Ancient Land. It is from this ancient Land that they spread to the rest of the World.
The Mango Tree is revered in India and forms part of all auspicious functions like Inaugrating a New Home or A Wedding.
Garlands are made from Mango leaves and hung on the Main Entrances of Homes symbolizing Fertility and Good Luck.
Spring covers the trees with blossoms , the fragrance of which drives the pollinators like Bees wild.
The famous design called Paisley ( Kairi in Hindi) owes it shape to the King of Fruits , Mangoes. Have a look at the Mango on the Left below and turn it 180 degrees clockwise. Behold the Paisley.
Raw Mangoes form the base of numerous mouth watering Pickles and Chutney. Each region of this Land has a different species of Mangoes and thus naturally hundreds of Recipes abound.
It would take a lifetime to discover and taste all the recipes.
For me personally Mangoes are my favourite Fruit and of the hundreds of species of mangoes, Chausa rules my Taste Buds.
Are you still reading the blog, go and grab a Mango. The King of Fruits will disappear within a month.