Mangoes and the memories are like conjoined twins, aren't they? There is something that is so wonderful about that single whiff of a mango that can take you places, back in time. It is in some sense, a time machine that can transport you back to your childhood and back to everything you ever loved about it. Whenever I am greeted by a mango I just like to wrap my senses with its aroma and close my eyes to simply enjoy the memories.
Today's recipe is a very simple one. It is made of raw mangoes chopped up and spiced up with some chilli powder. We used to have this a lot as kids, at home, eating leisurely during our summer holidays, sitting on the porch. Sometimes we sneaked in a steel dabba full of chopped up pieces of raw mango and mixed the rest of the ingredients (mostly without the onions as they really stank!) in school! During a boring lesson, the dabba would be passed around for anyone fond of raw mangoes. Seriously, those were the little pleasures of life. I don't recall ever getting caught for indulging in a mid afternoon snack such as this.