Food is a feast for all the senses. So while there’s no greater pleasure than biting into a well-made dish, there’s enough joy to be found in admiring beautiful pictures of good looking food in recipe books, or nowadays, on the Instagram accounts of foodies and chefs.
This mango season, we’re stalking Instagram for the best-looking dishes of the season. Be warned, hunger pangs lie ahead if you continue to scroll down.
Mango Pavlova, Saccharine, Mumbai
The exotic meringue-based dessert is perfect for the summer; it’s crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, and loaded with fresh fruits and cream. It’s surprisingly light too.
Mango Mania, Delcakes, Mumbai
Macarons, meringue, shortcakes, tarts and gateaux by master baker Bunty Mahajan. What’s not to love?
Mango with Chili and Lime, Karishma Sakhrani
Sweet, sour and spicy – MasterChef India contestant cooks up an intriguing flavour profile for foodies to try.
Kairi Tart, Chef Thomas Zacharias
The executive at Bombay Canteen says he has always wanted to try making a kairi tart in the way of the traditional lemon meringue tart. Who’s up for a “refreshing summer picker-uper,” he asks.
Mango Cheesecake, Madhuri Aggarwal
This cake was made for Instagram, what with it’s gorgeous colours and textures and sprinklings of edible flowers. Food stylist, photographer and blogger Madhuri Aggarwal teaches us how to have our cake and eat it too.
Mango-Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding, Shivesh
A self-taught baker and food blogger, Shivesh has been one of Instagram’s food stars for quite a while. Drool over, and then make, this healthy-looking breakfast feast-in-a-jar.
Mango Lassi Popsicles, Freda Shafi
Mum, artist, food blogger and self-described ‘Indian dessert editor’ Shafi’s Instagram feed has 800+ posts of drool-inducing food. What we’re drooling over right now, given the heat wave, are these mango lassi popsicles garnished with nuts.
Amarkhand, Madhuli Ajay
No summer-time meal (especially a Maharastrian one) is complete without Amarkhand, or mango shrikhand. This cooling yogurt-based dish will definitely hit the sweet spot.
Mango Cardamom Saffron Lassi Popsicles, La Petite Chef
Swayampurna Mishra Singh’s popsicles are so pretty, they’re get an encore at your next party. Laced with cardamom, saffron and fragrant Frangipani, these mango popsicles look like flavour bombs waiting to explode.
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