What is Hapus Mango?

Hapus Mango

Hapus mango is a variety of mango. It is sweeter than regular mangoes and has a unique flavour. It is often served as a dessert in India. It can also be used to make jam. To make hapus mango jam, simply combine the mango puree and sugar in a saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, stirring regularly. Once the mixture thickens, remove from the heat and let it cool. Once the jam has cooled, you can spoon it onto a plate and test for readiness. If the jam sticks to the plate and does not spread, it is ready. If not, keep cooking until it reaches the desired consistency. Once it has cooled, it can be transferred to a clean glass jar and stored in the refrigerator.

Mango is one of the most popular Hapus Mango in the world and there are hundreds of varieties. In India, two varieties stand out – Alphonso and Kesar. Both are considered some of the best in the world. Alphonso’s voluptuous shape and sunshine-yellow skin reveals succulent saffron-coloured flesh. The taste is a cross between peach, nectarine and apricot with notes of citrus and honey.

This is a seasonal fruit, which is available from the middle of April to the end of June in the UK. During its short season it is celebrated with mango festivals, top restaurants put on mango menus, street vendors sell freshly squeezed juice and Indians gorge themselves on mangoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is also a key ingredient in curries, mango leather, drinks like lassi and falooda and desserts like shrikhand.

What is Hapus Mango?

If you can’t get your hands on a fresh mango, try using frozen mango pieces in cocktails and smoothies. They can add a tropical flavour to cocktails and help the drink stay cold without diluting the alcohol content. Frozen mango can also be used to make a frozen martini.

When the mangoes are ripe, try making a mango sauce. Blitz the flesh of a big mango with 2tbsp white vinegar, salt and chillies – how much spice you use, and what kind, will influence the flavour. Try hot chillies such as habaneros for a fruity heat that works well with the sweetness of the mango, or jalapenos for a more smoky flavour.

When mangoes are at their peak, they are the perfect base for drinks and desserts. Try adding them to ice cream, a milkshake or smoothies. You could also use them to make a tart dressing. Hapus mango can also be made into a jam, which is great on toast or on eggs at breakfast. It’s also great on tacos and rice dishes.