Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in Pakistan. There are many different varieties available here, each with its own distinct flavour, colour, and shape.
Graana.com has listed down and discussed the most common types of mangoes available in Pakistan below.
Mangoes are native to South Asia and were first cultivated in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. They were introduced to Pakistan by the Mughals and have been grown in the country for centuries.
They are a popular choice for making juices, smoothies, and a variety of desserts.
For example, sour and unripe mangoes are used to make chutneys, dals and pickles in Pakistan. They are also used to make the seasonal beverage known as aam panna. Another popular drink in South Asia is mango lassi, which is made by combining ripe mangoes or mango pulp with buttermilk, sugar, and salt.
Boiled rice can be served with mango pulp that can also be cooked with red gram dal and green chilies. Additionally, curries can be made with ripe mangoes. With chapatis or pooris, people typically drink aamras, a famous thick mango juice mixed with milk or sugar. Mangada, a type of jam, is also made from the pulp of ripe mangoes.
Different Types of Mangoes Available in Pakistan
Listed below are the most common types of mangoes that are sold in Pakistan.
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Chaunsa is one of the most popular types of mangoes in India and Pakistan and is also grown in other areas such as Bangladesh and Nepal. It is a medium-sized mango with a rounded shape and smooth, yellow skin. The flesh of the fruit is orange-yellow in colour and is soft and juicy. Its taste is sweet and slightly tangy.
It can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes, for instance, it is often used in mango chutneys and pickles, or for juices and smoothies. In addition, it is a popular choice for making ice cream and other mango desserts.
According to mythology, Sher Shah Suri gave this mango its current name after defeating the Mughal Emperor Humayun at Chausa, a district in Bihar, India.
Sindhri is large and oval-shaped, with greenish-yellow skin and pinkish-red flesh. The taste of Sindhri mangoes is sweet and pleasant, with a hint of tartness.
These are one of the most popular types of mangoes in Pakistan. They are often eaten fresh or used in various mango desserts. Sindhri mangoes are also used to make aam chutney, a popular condiment in Pakistan.
It has its roots in a town of the same name in the Mirpur Khas District. Even though Sindhri mangoes are typically sweet, they might be a little acidic at the beginning of the season.
It has a longer shelf life than some of the other types of mangoes, such as Langra, which may start to turn black in a few days, even if you keep them refrigerated. It is also available in bigger sizes, near the end of its season between May and August, and does not spoil easily.
Langra is a type of mango that is known for its sweet taste and juicy flesh. The skin is thin and yellow, and the fruit is often used in Indian cuisines, such as in curries and chutneys.
It is commonly believed that this particular mango type was first grown in Varanasi, sometimes referred to as Banaras, in the northern region of India. Nobody is sure how the mango got its name of “langra”, which means “lame” but, according to the locals, the term came about because the man who owned the tree was also disabled.
The fundamental characteristic that sets this apart from all the other varieties of mangoes is that it is green in colour long after it has become ripened, whereas other mangoes turn a yellow-reddish hue. This mango is only available as a medium-sized fruit with a small, oval seed since the skin is delicate.
It is usually available in the market from the middle of July to the end of August and, depending on how ripe the fruit is, the flavour can range from being exceedingly sweet to being quite sour.
If you are looking for a delicious and healthy fruit to add to your diet, consider langra mangoes. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals, and can be enjoyed in many different ways.
The origins of Dussehri can be found in the 18th-century gardens of the Nawab of Lucknow. This type of mango has the juiciest pulp and the most exquisite flavour and scent.
Even though it is generally smaller than the rest, its sweet juice makes it one of the most popular types of mangoes. The first two weeks of July are when it is the best time to buy these.
This mango is named after Anwar-ul-Haq, who was the first to cultivate it in Rataul, located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Anwar Ratol is now mostly grown in Pakistan’s Punjab area. Its flesh is fiberless and has a distinctly sweet flavour.
Due to strong demand, it only appears on the market twice, once during the beginning of the mango season from May to June when it is extremely sweet and thin-skinned, and again in July to August when it is more flavourful but less sweet.
Other Types of Mangoes in Pakistan
There are also other types of mangoes in Pakistan, which are less common and sold in only some areas. These include Saroli, Neelum, Fajri, Almas, Malda, Gulab Khans, Sunera, Lal Badshah, Totapuri, and Alphonso.
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