Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mango Cardamom Bread

Move over banana and zucchini bread! Mango Bread is taking your space now!

I do not buy mangoes from the supermarket as most of them are not as sweet as the one we get back home. As far as I am concerned nothing can beat our indian mangoes! we have Alphonso and in the south the juicy banganapalli, rumani, neelam, imam pasand, naduchalai....How many varieties we have! Unfortunately we have a limited options here. But thanks to canned mangoes ,we can get the home flavor all through the year.

Anyway i had these plump mangoes sitting in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
After searching on line, I modified Dorie Greenspan's mango bread and made this. The original recipe called for raisins, ginger powder etc..I did not have those with me and replaced it with cardamom powder ( my favorite) and used cashewnuts. I used 2 mangoes and one of them was a little tart. The addition of raisins could have made it tad sweeter I guess!
It tastes awesome and i am taking this for a my co workers leaving party at work.

Get Ready:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 & 1/2 cup All purpose flour/ maida
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cashews broken
  • 2 cups diced mangoes ( i used 2 mangoes)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan or any baking utensil you have and dust with flour.
  • Whisk flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cardamom powder, cinnamon.
  • Beat eggs and oil till combined
  • Add sugar and brown sugar and combine well.
  • Add the flour, cashews,mango, vanilla, lemom zest and fold till everything is combined. do not over mix.
  • The batter will look pretty thick, but do not worry.
  • Transfer to the baking pan and bake for 45- 50 mins or till the centre comes clear when a tooth pick is inserted.
This is my first attempt to bake from Dorie's collection, and I am happy that I did it.

So my fellow mango lovers,what are you waiting for??

Enjoy! I am gonna try an eggless version and also use kesar mango pulp the next time i mkae it.


  1. @ Kairali sisters, kirthis ktchen & Priya sreeram

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  2. nice looking bread, loved the cardamom flavour in it priya and i think comment problem is ok now - will chk it anyways !!

  3. Omg, bread looks absolutely divine with those mango bites..I'll happily have some slices rite now..beautiful bread..

  4. Any left over cake slice for me dear? :-)Mango bread sounds too good. My kind of bread

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. mango bread looks 2 grab one slice..:)

  6. Delicious looking bread,flavorful and really tempting..

  7. wow, love the idea and love those mango chunks in the bread :)

  8. bread looks so yummy..flavourful bread and liked adding diced mangoes..wonderful !! following u..drop at my space as time permits..

  9. Sounds wonderful ~ summery n delicious!
    US Masala

  10. Such a light & flavorful bread!!! Love the cardamom flavor in it :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. looks perfect and very tempting dear :)

  12. Mmmm...sounds healthy n flavorful..:P

    Tasty Appetite

  13. wow yummy tempting recipe...adding mango made it flavorful!!!!!!!
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