Friday, May 06, 2011

Fancy Doi-Muri-Aam -- return of the Mangoes

I wasn't really in a mood to write anything today. And then I cam home in the afternoon and found a blissful silence, not an uncanny one like this but a total peace and quiet which is very very rare in my home. The Dad was back from his trip and had taken the kids out for groceries. I had moments to savor on my one, to sit with my feet curled up and enjoy one uninterrupted cup of tea.

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But that was not to be for there was a lone mango in the fruit basket. I could have used it up later but No, I had an inane desire to eat doi-muri-aam right then, even before the tea, before anybody came home.

Doi-muri-aam crawled out from crevices in my memory and beckoned like no other. You see unlike most Bongs whole love Dudh-Muri(Milk & Puffed Rice), Dudh-Bhaat(Milk and rice) etc. I hated anything mixed with milk. So during the heat of summers when mangoes were in plenty and everyone was finishing their meal with dudh-bhaat-aam(milk + rice + mangoes) or dudh-ruti-aam(roti instead of rice, all other same) I preferred my Mangoes just by themselves.

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The only concession I made was for chire-doi-aam(beaten rice aka poha with yogurt and ripe mangoes) and occasionally doi-muri-aam(puffed rice with yogurt and mangoes). I loved chire doi aam so much that every Tuesday during the summer month I tagged along with Ma to do Joi Mongolbar, a ritual that involved some praying and largely surviving the day on choicest fruits of the season. Lunch for Joi Mongolbar was always Chire Doi Aam, with sandesh and other summer fruits like lychees playing along.

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Today the lone mango brought back my cravings but it had to be quick so I settled for muri instead of chire.I gulped it down after clicking a few pics and sighed in delight. When the girls came back, they demanded mango lassi, seeing the yogurt stained glasses. Instead, I told them about muri-doi-aam. They showed no interest whatsoever.

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Fancy Doi-Muri-Aaam

Take a parfait glass. Drizzle some honey on the bottom and along the inner surface of the glass. Scoop pieces of sweet mango and put on the bottom. Follow with scoops of thick, hung yogurt(yogurt strained for 3-4 mins should be fine). Heap more mango pieces on top. Sprinkle some crispy puffed rice for a bite. Garnish with craisins if you wish. Mix with a spoon and enjoy.

In the non-fancy version, which a normal person would rather do, you procure a big bowl, throw mangoes, yogurt, puffed rice, honey or sondesh and mix all of the above in no particular order. Proceed to eat with fingers. Licking is allowed.

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26 comments:

  1. Ah ... but you had lassi ... those few specks of muri don't count. :D
    Kitchen theke oirokom view pele ami kaancha chire o khete raaji. :-)

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  2. Na, na Sharmila, lassi noi, ekdom mixie use korini. Oi tuku muri diye shottiy hoy na. Oi rokom glass e kaida mere doi-muri khaoa o jai na !!!! Ki ar kori.

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  3. MMMM.Sigh but no mangoes here in Melbourne now.

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  4. Woww very addictive dessert..

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  5. Aww that looks gorgeous. Going to share this link with a friend who recently asked for some easy recipies that look like heaven!

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  6. Awesome! Did u hear the mango say I'll be back?

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  7. For us, it's banana with curds that's an after-meals delicacy! I like mango with ice-cream though it must be years since I ate that!

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  8. And you linked to C&C, thanks!

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  9. That looks delicious Sandeepa. I go a few minutes late to the office just to savor that quiet peace when everybody is out and the sun is bright. I don't like quiet time when it is cloudy and overcast

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  10. Great idea about mangoes.. :):) I am craving for it!

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  11. doi-muri in glass? Incredible.

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  12. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits! This is an amazing recipe.Thank you.

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  13. Loving your concept of the return of mangoes with this concept.

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  14. looks delicious and the glass you've photographed really beckons to me too :)

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  15. Hi,where do you usually get your mangoes from? The ones I get my hands on don't taste that good!

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  16. Looks absolutely delicious!

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  17. I usually eat curd rice+ mango but ur version is quick fix.
    Poor gals no lassi, huh?

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  19. OMG, you brought back my childhood with Chire-aam-doi and Joi Mangalbar! No Chinese-mughlai-etc.etc. can replace the joy of this finger-licking summer lunch.

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  20. Ahh such a dessert it is!! heyy sandeepa came here after a long long time... always love to read ur posts as usual filled with warmth... Doi muri Aam looks mouthwatering!!

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  21. Chire Doi Aam is my favorite ... and btw, have you tried Champagne Mangoes from Costco .. They are best .. because the magoes are although grown in mexico, seeds from India were used.

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  22. Hey dear...how're u? Long time since I visited here...how are the two seeties? I could not resist commenting here rather than the latrest post...the mangoes were calling me...and u know this new place where I moved is sorrounded with mango orchards of many types..already tasted the first lot and now a big load is waiting to ripe :) enough to make u burn green ha ha...will keep u posted with pics for proof..

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  23. This sounds perfect, especially with all that mango. Never knew about eating yogurt with puffed rice though. That's a new one for me.

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  24. My daughter tried making your aam doi. It turned out really well. Instead of lining the bottom of the ramican bowls with the mango syrup she mixed it in the condensed milk and evaporated mil mixture. Turned out awesome. However, there are no desi mangoes in this part of US :(. so could not try your aam muri.

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  25. Quickly wanted to give you the update. So posting in an older post. So the news is that we'll be moving back to the US. I'm not too happy about it coz I do like my life here. But N does not. It may be another 3 months or so before we do that though. Will make the most of it for sure :) Longer email/details via email later :)

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