Mango Bread

Eggless Mango bread Today, I was in the mood for something sweet, something that describes the summer season and something healthy. Yep, it has got something to do with Mango. It is the Mango bread! The recipe for Mango bread that I have given below is truly healthy and is a light fare. It has no eggs, is made of wheat flour and has very little added sugar!
Eggless Mango bread I came across this Mango bread recipe online recently and it immediately picked my curiosity. I have heard about banana bread, zucchini bread, raisin bread etc but Mango bread? It was the first time I have heard about it. But trust me, the bread tastes awesome. Mango bread can be had for breakfast or served as a snack. If you are left with more mangoes than you could possibly eat, I would say Mango bread is the way to go.
Eggless Mango bread
Mango bread is very easy to make and as said earlier, is healthy as well. Kids would love it. Try baking this unique bread variety in your kitchen and let me know how well you liked it  🙂

Mango Bread
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 1 (9 x 5 x 3 inches) loaf
  • 1½ cups wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter (1/2 cup or 1 stick), room temperature
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 large mangoes or 1 cup mango puree
  • 3 to 4 tsp sugar or add as required
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Grease a loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 inches) with butter or oil on the bottom and on all four sides and set aside.
  2. Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda together in a medium bowl.
  3. Peel and cut the mangoes (measuring 1 cup tightly packed) and add it to the blender. Add sugar according to your taste and depending on mangoes' sweetness. Blend together in to a puree.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit or 180 degree Celsius.
  5. In a large oven safe mixing bowl, heat and melt the butter for 35 seconds. Allow it to cool.
  6. Add in condensed milk to the butter and whisk together in to a smooth mixture.
  7. Add in the mango puree and vanilla or mango essence and whisk together until well combined. – I would highly recommend using mango essence to get the complete flavor in the bread.
  8. Add in the flour and gently fold them together using a spatula. – The important thing is not to over mix the batter. You do not want it to be smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread. The batter might look thinner if you are using store bought mango puree.
  9. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Shake the pan and even the batter on top using spatula.
  10. Bake in oven (preferably in the middle rack) for 55 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean – I covered the pan with aluminum foil after 35 minutes when it started to turn brown on top.
  11. Turn out the bread onto a wire rack and allow it to cool. Serve the yummy mango bread as hot or cold for a breakfast or brunch or as an evening snack. Enjoy! 
1.Recipe also suggests to use cardamom powder or cinnamon powder or mango essence in place of vanilla extract.
2.Use a fiber less mangoes.
3.Wheat flour could also be substituted with all purpose flour.

Eggless Mango bread

Chicken Frankie

Chicken frankie I am very partial to non-vegetarian dishes in general and chicken in particular. There are numerous ways to cook chicken, be it an appetizer or an entree or a gravy, you name it and there is a recipe out there. Today, I am going to give you the recipe of one of my favorite chicken dishes, the Chicken Frankie. Chicken Frankie is a popular street food item in India. I was introduced to this amazing food item during my college days (sweet memories :)) There are a number of things that I miss from India like family, friends, mom’s food, marina beach, shopping malls etc and Chicken Frankie is one among them.

Chicken frankie
Chicken frankie Chicken Frankie is basically a type of stuffed roll made from chappati/paratha and chicken. I believe it has its origin from north India (not sure about the exact location but it might have been Mumbai) and is a recent entry to the street food scene in Chennai, India. Chicken Frankie is an easy dish to make. I would say the only time consuming part in the whole process is the slicing of chicken in to small pieces! You can customize Chicken Frankie to suit your own preference like substituting the meat with any vegetables or egg, altering the spiciness etc.

Chicken frankie Chicken frankie In the US, I am yet to have Chicken Frankie. Agreed, there are similar dishes but I haven’t seen them matching to the tastiness of Chicken Frankie. Interestingly, my HB has never had it back in India :). Hope you too would make it often after trying this delicious and tasty desi street food, the Chicken Frankie, in your home 😉

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 6 frankies
for the stuffing:
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seed – 1 tsp
  • Onion, medium, finely chopped – 1 no
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato, small, finely chopped – 1 no
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Sambar powder or red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt as required
  • Chicken, cut to small pieces – ½ kg (500 grams)
  • Cilantro, finely chopped – 1 tbsp
Other ingredients:
  • Uncooked Chapathi or rotis – 6 nos
  • Eggs, beaten – 1 no
  • Chilli sauce – 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Onion, slits, washed – 1 no (optional)
  • Oil to smear around rotis
  1. Heat oil in a tawa and add cumin seeds. When they start to sizzle add in finely chopped onion and sauté until they turn translucent. Add ginger garli paste and sauté until raw smell disappears. Add in chopped tomato and sauté until they turn mushy and leaves oil. Add salt and chilli or homemade sambar powder and give a quick stir. Finally add in the chicken pieces and stir to mix. Cover the lid and cook until the chicken is well done. Open the lid and cook until the excess water evaporates. Garnish with cilantro.
  2. Heat a flat griddle pan and cook roti on one side, apply or brush beaten egg all over using a spoon, smear oil on the sides and flip over. After a minute or two, flip over again (egg side) and place 2 tbsp of the cooked chicken, some onion slits and chilli sauce. Roll them over tightly and wrap aluminum foil on one end of the Frankie. Serve it hot.
1.Make chapathi dough with equal portion of wheat and all purpose flour.
2.You can make any stuffing of your choice. Vegetarians can make it with mushroom, cauliflower, paneer, etc.
3.Adding chilli sauce is completely optional.

Chicken frankie