Ranga Shankara’s mango party goes online on June 14

Ranga Shankara in JP Nagar has been holding the mango party since 2013. The party was initially held at Shankar and Arundhati Nag’s farm on the outskirts of Bengaluru because the couple believed mango was a household fruit greatest loved when eaten in firm.

From the primary mango party held at Ranga Shankara, aside from exchanging and consuming mangoes, discussions of the types of mango, poems and tales on the fruit and competitions of dishes utilizing mango are a part of the competition.

Annual affair

“We have had one every year,” says Arundathi. “It is gratifying that nearly 500 kilograms including Karnataka-specific varieties are savoured in a day. It is such an important part of our calendar that it refuses to disappear even during COVID-19. The mango party has a mind of its own and is going digital on June 14.”

Director MS Sathyu all the time introduced mango chitranna (mango rice) and mango gojju yearly, says Arundathi. “We will miss Sathyu and Sihi Kahi Chandru’s mouth-watering preparations this time. Chandru’s mango chaat nook all the time was a significant draw.”

Arundathi’s favorite dish is mango saasive. She makes it with child (sakkare guthi) mangoes, coconut, pink chillies, mustard seed paste, salt and jaggery. “This time since it is a virtual party, my friend and theatre associate Gayathri Krishna (of performing arts platfrom Bhoomija) and I will only cook programmes.”

As many as potential

Ranga Shankara buys as many sorts of mangoes as potential for the party. Those who’re rising mangoes are requested to convey mangoes as effectively. “Nearly 500 kilograms are brought in,” says Gayathri. “Some are made into dishes, and a few put in giant urlis for folks to purchase or style. It was a time to eat, speak and breathe mangoes. Last 12 months we procured mangoes from Ghani Khan, a farmer in Kiragooru close to Srirangapattana. His orchard has 120 varieties, from bushes planted below the patronage of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Local types of mangoes together with Rehman, Khava Pasand, Maaka, Rehaan, Aabid, Meetemaayi Pasand, Chotu, Shaakri, Shireen, Tahara, Nargis, Laddu and Laal Badaam have been served.”

Telling tales

This 12 months, there might be a storytelling competitors on mango for kids between the ages of 5 and 6. Children ought to ship their entries in video format. Ranga Shankara will choose the 2 and stream them on the mango party. There is a mango recipe competitors that’s open to all. Participants ought to mail their recipes to [email protected]. The greatest recipes might be chosen and ready by Anju Sudarshan at Ranga Shankara Café and the movies might be streamed on the mango party.

There might be a four-round quiz with an hour between every spherical. Chandru, MD Pallavi, Vivek Madan and Arundhati will conduct a spherical every. “Jayanth Kaikini, Dundiraaj, Apara and Jogi have written poems for the mango party, which will be recited at the party,” says Gayathri.

The mango party by Ranga Shankara is on June 14 from 2 pm to five.30 pm. Details and schedule is on Ranga Shankara’s Facebook web page. Mango dishes reminiscent of shrikhand-puri, aamras-puri, pudding, custard, cake and kulfi might be obtainable at Ranga Shankara café for take away. Call 9611321827.

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