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I’m sure you’ve noticed how much we like mango from all my pictures taken of plates piled high with slices of lovingly peeled and cut mango:
The above are only a few of days on which we had mango. We’ve probably only missed a no more than 4 days without having mangoes.
Today we also had an invitation for iftaar at a cousin’s house and we decided to make something sweet. And what better treat to make than Mango Lassi, which is basically: mango, plain yogurt and sugar.
Yes, it needs plenty of sugar so it’s not for the faint hearted, but if the mango is sweet, then you may be saved a few calories.
It’s easier to store in a milk bottle so we did just that. I’ll also be putting up the recipe and instructions for this at a later date inshaa’Allah (God willing).
Then we called up my cousin to make sure they too didn’t make lassi, but they said they already had. We still chose to take our one along with us anyway.
Again the atmosphere at home was relaxed and happy, knowing that we didn’t have to panic over iftaar. But we wanted to help out so we cut lots of fruit, fried some cheese rolls and some bread buns (the recipe of which I will be putting up soon).
Although it was the day after the Olympics we still had to avoid the Olympic lanes which meant we took slightly longer getting to our destination. But we got there just before 8:00 and had less than 1/2 hr to plate up and set up.
The funny thing was that my cousin’s wife cooked 7 pots of rice, when there was only 13 of us! She had sooooo much biryani left over she was begging us to take seconds, and the men happily assisted, whilst the rest of us sat trying to breath properly with our stomachs dis-indented.
Traditionally make without cucumber, but she tried her best and made it her own. In the end we didn’t use the yogurt which is again a key ingredient in chana chat (made mainly out of chick peas and potato with onion, tomato and spices)
After stuffing ourselves we rested and prayed.
Then the desserts were taken out:
After dessert time came and went, we were too full to have even tea so we all sat they talking lazily about how Ramadan has gone so quickly and how the summer will be over soon.
I ate so much that I had to stay awake till 12:00 before I felt I could comfortably sleep, and we broke our fast at 8:30!!!