Mango Mastani

Mastani was the beautiful and brave wife of Peshwa BajiRao, the general of the Maratha Empire in India. Baji Rao served as the Prime Minister of the Maratha king from 1720-1740. Mastani was his second wife and a woman not only known for her exquisite beauty but also for her expertise in arts,literature and warfare. It was said that one could see the red betel juice go down her throat when she chewed paan. Her exotic looks,choice of clothes and accessories are talked about even to this day. Baji Rao her warrior husband was so mesmerized by her beauty that he neglected his first wife Kashibai,which did not go down well with his mother and brother. So Baji Rao had to keep her separately in his palace in Pune.

Mango Mastani is a dessert/drink which originated in Pune,a vibrant city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is said that this drink got it’s name after it’s beautiful resident Mastani. It is basically a mango milkshake but it is  accessorized with nuts,tutti frooti,cherries and vanilla ice cream to make it look royal and appealing.

 

Mastanis are  available anywhere in Pune. Though it is popularly made with mangoes, we can also find Pineapple , Custard apple , Orange, Chocolate and Butterscotch Mastanis.

Mango Mastani

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious and popular Mango dessert/drink from Pune

Ingredients for making Mango Mastani:

  • 2 cups mango cubes
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • sugar to taste (depends on the sweetness of mangoes)
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and chill.

Ingredients for topping:

  • Cashew nuts sliced vertically
  • Pistachios skinned
  • Cherry
  • 1 scoop Vanilla ice cream 
  • few strands of desiccated coconut( colored and candied)
  • silver sugar sprinkles
  • 1 sugar rose

Just before you serve top the mango milkshake with a scoop of ice cream and other ingredients.

Serve chilled with a spoon.

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Magnificent mastani, beautifully captured!

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  2. Alok Singhal says:

    The story is intriguing, though i guessed it from the name of the dessert. Mouthwatering pictures 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much👍🏻😊

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  3. Lathiya says:

    Your pics are droolicious..love anything mango

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Lathiya😊

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  4. the dish and the pics befitting the name…awesome!

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  5. Looks absolutely delicious…

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Dimple👍🏻😊

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  6. sunsunnyblog says:

    Kya baat hai. Yummmmmm!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha! Thanks👍🏻

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  7. Lovely post with amazing photography!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Anuradha😊

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  8. What a luscious drink/dessert – too pretty to drink. I’m not sure where I would start first – maybe that rose with a little of the mango mixture 🙂

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  9. Wow… I love this drink… thank you for reminding me of this… 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Enjoy before the mango season is over Trupti😊👍🏻

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  10. Leyla says:

    Yummmmm😋

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  11. Sophie says:

    What a specila inviting recipe! Yummm! I loved the history behind it too! 🙂 Great story!

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  12. Anything mango goes in my book! Yum~

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you! You will love this one👍🏻

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  13. Aquileana says:

    I’d love to give it a they…. Looks extremely delicious 💌❤️My apologies for the delay. I Have tried to drop in but – I don’t know why… I could not like your posts…. Glad it works for me know. Hugs

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear Aqui. There was a technical issue with the previous theme. So I had to change it. I am so glad it works now. I missed your presence on my blog.
      Hugs and Regards💖

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      1. Aquileana says:

        Hugs back, dear SKD 😉 ❤ xxoo

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  14. Oh my God… This Mastani looks so inviting… drooling.. amazing clicks

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