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MANGO MEYER GRANITA (M^2 GRANITA) !!!


I love summer holidays for so many reasons; no school, spending wonderful time with family and enjoying summer specials like raw and ripen mangoes, palm fruit and water melon etc.  I love mangoes particularly Alphonso and Imam Pasand are my favorite varieties back home in India.  Even though we don't get such wonderful mangoes here, we still get few good ones in this season.  There are umpteen number of mango dishes all around the world.  Both raw and ripe mangoes are used in many forms.  In India during summer they do pickles using raw mango and they preserve it for the whole year.  From pickles to desserts, I love everything that is made using mango.  You name it I love it :)  








Mango is a wonderful tropical fruit loved by almost everyone.  It’s always fun to do dishes using the seasonal fruits.  Granita is such a guilt free dessert for the scorching summer... I am posting 2 granita’s; one is Meyer lemon Granita and another one is Mango Granita. We had both together; the sweetness from Mango granita and the sourness of the Meyer lemon together tasted soooo fresh and tasty :)  




I do have posted few Mango recipes, take a look and enjoy making them during this season.


Here are some of the Ice-cream, sorbet and sherbet recipes to beat the heat....  




My way of serving:

Fill the bottom of the glass with the Lemon granita and top with the Mango Granita.  You can also do it in alternate layers.  Sprinkle some chaat masala and I bet that you will not stop with one glass....
Chaat Masala is available in any Indian Groceries. 




Enjoy!!!!





Meyer Lemon Granita

Ingredients:

Meyer lemon juice - 3/4 cups
Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Zest of one lemon

Method:

1. Place the lemon juice in a non-reactive mixing bowl and set aside.
2. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
3. When the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and allow cooling to room temperature.
4. Stir the sugar syrup into the lemon juice and transfer to a glass pan.
5. Place it in the freezer, uncovered. When the top of the liquid forms an icy layer, scrape through entire pan with a fork every 30 minutes. Return to freezer and let another frozen layer form; scrape again with fork. Repeat freezing and scraping steps until all liquid is frozen.
6. Fluff with a fork to create soft, snowy granita. Repeat this process every 30 minutes for 3 to 4hrs. 
7. The mixture should be frozen but in small chunky shavings.


 


Mango Granita 



Ingredients:

Ripe Mango - 2 cups
Water - 1 cup
Lime - 1 (freshly squeezed)
Sugar - 3 to 4 tbsp







Method:

1. Place chopped mango in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
2. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add the water, lime juice, and sugar, and stir to dissolve.
3. Pour mixture into deep-sided metal or glass pan.
4. Place it in the freezer, uncovered. When the top of the liquid forms an icy layer, scrape through entire pan with a fork every 30 minutes. Return to freezer and let another frozen layer form; scrape again with fork. Repeat freezing and scraping steps until all liquid is frozen.
5. Remove from freezer, and scrape surface with the tines of a fork until it is the texture of shaved ice.
6. Fluff with a fork to create soft, snowy granita. repeat this process every 30 minutes for 3 to 4hrs. 
7. The mixture should be frozen but in small chunky shavings.
8. Return to freezer until ready to serve.
9. Granita can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer up to 2 to 3 weeks.

Paaka Shaale  – (May 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM)  

Lovely recipe Pavithra!! I have never tried my hand at making granita. I can't wait for summer to try these lovely desserts

sanjeeta kk  – (May 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM)  

What dreamy clicks..love the romantic looks of this granita...could almost smell those citrus flowers here..

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Archana  – (May 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM)  

Ha ha the lemon one will not be allowed to set in my house. As for the mango one I will not allow it to set. Such a lot of patience needed to make this:(. better if I eat some of what you have made.What say?:)

Alpana  – (May 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM)  

Heavenly pics & awesome presentation..........

Uma  – (May 15, 2012 at 11:41 AM)  

I come and see all the clicks everytime I scroll into my blog feeds. Very vibrant.

Priya  – (May 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM)  

Omg, granita looks absolutely divine and fabulous..i dont mind having anytime.

Spice up the Curry  – (May 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM)  

mango granita looks awesome. feel like i ma having that right now

Premalatha Aravindhan  – (May 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM)  

wow really tempting pavi,lovely clicks...

Shabitha Karthikeyan  – (May 15, 2012 at 10:22 PM)  

Lovely pictures. Nice flavors to kick start the summer !!

jeyashrisuresh  – (May 16, 2012 at 12:49 AM)  

This sounds very easy and wonderful clicks too

Prathibha  – (May 16, 2012 at 1:48 AM)  

same pinch..even I posted a mango recipe..but a raw mango one...those fotos r just mind blowing...looks SUPEERRRRRBBBBBBB

Aruna Manikandan  – (May 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM)  

wow....
pavi ur pictures are simply superb dear :)
wonderful recipe.

Prathima Rao  – (May 16, 2012 at 4:14 AM)  

So refreshing!! Fabulous pics :)
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radha  – (May 16, 2012 at 5:35 AM)  

So nice. So bright. So refreshing.

Sushma Madhuchandra  – (May 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM)  

Will surely try this coming summer. Lovely pics!

Gayathri NG  – (May 17, 2012 at 4:15 AM)  

Looks fabulous n wonderful presentation , appealing color n tastes yum...

Cooking Rookie  – (May 17, 2012 at 6:53 PM)  

Gorgeous granitas! Amazing colors! Wonderful flavors! Perfect!

Tummy Delites  – (May 23, 2012 at 7:13 AM)  

Its looking so refreshing....Perfect for Indian summers..!!

Preety  – (April 18, 2013 at 10:52 AM)  

what a perfect yellow color , will go great with this spring season..love the presentation, love the clicks :)

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