The truth is if you want to cook and eat some really lovely Kerala dishes, you'll need to learn to prepare mangoes, which grows in abundance across the state. The native stone fruit can be used when they are firm and green or soft and juicy. Eager to slice one up? Then check out these tips.
How to Select a MangoMangoes come in many different shades. However, when selecting the stone fruit, don’t be fooled by its color. Give it a gentle squeeze. If it gives like a ripe peach, you’ll know it’s ready to eat. So nab it.
How to Prep a Mango
Hold the mango on its side on a cutting board. Place the knife right next to the seed and slice off one side. If you hit the seed, move the knife further off center and give it another try.
Rotate the fruit and repeat on the other side.
You’ll be left with a ring of flesh encircling the pit. You have two choices: either nibble it off as a gift to yourself. Or place the seed flat on the cutting board. Following the contour of the pit, slice off the flesh.
How to Slice a MangoPlace one half of the mango on a cutting board. Cut across the fruit width wise or lengthwise depending on how large you want the slices.
How to Chop a MangoPlace the cut side of the mango on a cutting board. Cut across it width wise. Rotate the mango 90-degrees and cut across it lengthwise.
This article was originally published on WholeFoodsMarketCooking.com