Mango Mastani.

In Pune a meal is considered incomplete without a sumptuous glass of Mastani, Pune’s very own creation. Mastani is our very own thick mango milkshake topped with pieces of cut fruit, dry fruit,ice cream or whipped cream. The name comes from the legend of the famous Peshwa ruler Bajirao and his lover, the beautiful Mastani…

It is believed that Mastani was so beautiful, that when she would chew a paan (betel leaf), the red juice from the pan would be seen going down her throat in a streak.

The drink might have got the name as it is beautiful to look at.

Mastani can be made in various flavours like mango,Kesar pista, butterscotch and so on, today I am sharing recipe for Mango Mastani.

Ingredients:

2 cups chilled Milk.

4 tbsp Mango Pulp.(Fresh or Frozen can be used).

1/2 cup Mangoes chopped into pieces.

2 tbsp sliced Pistachios, Cashew nuts and Almonds.

4 scoops of Vanilla/ Mango Ice cream.

6 ice cubes (optional)

Method:

Slice a few dry fruits like pistachios, almonds and cashews. Keep them aside.

Making Milkshake for Mastani:

in a blending jar mix together milk, mango pulp,2 scoops of ice cream and ice cubes.
Blend to a smooth thick milkshake.

Making Mastani:

Pour this thick milkshake in 2 glasses,leave enough space on top for ice cream scoop and mango pieces.

Place a scoop of ice cream and some mango pieces on it,sprinkle sliced dry fruits on top.

Serve mango mastani immediately with a spoon and a straw.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

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