MANGO MASTAANI - Making of the Pune's special - Mangé a Mango !!

You may wonder why the post has a video in the beginning.Well, there is a connect. Mango Mastaani is the recipe of the day and this recipe has a history that dates back to the 17th century. In the sense, that it is named after a personality who lived long ago in the city of Pune. 
The Dessert is named after Mastaani, the lawfully wedded 
(second) wife of Peshwa Baji Rao I. Historical evidences show that she was a woman of great valour, intelligent and influential, skilled in warfare, talented dancer cum singer and most of all very very beautiful and gifted with a flawless skin and complexion that resembled silk. Needless to say why this dessert is named after this Princess and happens to be Pune's favourite street food. The authentic version of Mango Mastaani is sold by one Sujata Mastaani (Cool drink bar) that has been in operation for the past 50 yrs. It is interesting to note that they serve around 20 variations of the same drink but their Mango version is the most sought after. Read more here.  

I did some homework on the prop setting and styling and I was much happy with the results. I must specially thank my family members (Hubby and FIL) for supporting me with their timely help and suggestions throughout the shoot to make it happen. I also want to thank Neha Mathur of Whisk Affair for her valuable food styling tips for beginners. For those who have missed it, please check out here and here

The recipe is straight forward and has no complicated steps. Once you have all the ingredients in hand, it is a simple two step process that involves blending mangoes into a thicker than thick shake and assembling it with an added scoop of Vanilla or Mango ice cream . Points to remember... Use the sweetest and fresh mangoes possible (Alphonsos work very well). For those who can't source fresh Indian Mangoes in your zone, try to get hold of the store bought ready to eat Mango pulp or use whatever is locally available. 

Colour of the Mango shake will vary based on the variety of fruit used. For the ice cream part, check out my Eggless No churn Mango Ice cream  or  Homemade Classic Vanilla Ice cream or refer to my No machine-Pistachio ice cream to make the standard Vanilla ice cream base.  Or, simply buy a tub of Vanilla ice cream from a nearby store to save time. Oh! Did I forget to say that this treat is not for the Calorie conscious health freaks? Sorry friends. If you are one, then this may not suit you. For all other seasonal food lovers... Yay! Give me a High-five and lets get making some Mastaani and enjoy watching the song. 
Note:This post is photo loaded. So, Kindly excuse.
Preparation time: 5min/ 4 hrs plus If making your own ice cream
Blending time: 3 min
Category: Dessert/ Street food
Cuisine: Indian/Maharashtra
Difficulty level: Very easy
Serves: 3-4
Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 303
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9 g14 %
Saturated Fat 4 g18 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg5 %
Sodium 111 mg5 %
Potassium 201 mg6 %
Total Carbohydrate 48 g16 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g4 %
Sugars 21 g
Protein 7 g13 %
Vitamin A9 %
Vitamin C2 %
Calcium19 %
Iron2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
  • 2 ripe and cold Mangoes chopped or 2 cups chilled store bought Mango pulp
  • 1 cup cold fresh / full cream milk 
  • 3 scoops Vanilla ice cream/ Mango ice cream or both (homemade or store bought)
  • a fat pinch of saffron (optional)
  • 2-3 tsp raw sugar (optional)
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • a pinch of salt
  • 5-6 almonds chopped
  • 5-6 pistachios chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tutti-Frutti @ Papaya preserve
  • Glazed cherries
  • In a mixer, blend together Mangoes( if using fresh ones) first. To this add chilled milk, 1 scoop of vanilla / mango ice cream, sugar, saffron, ice cubes and salt. Blend again till it forms a thick shake.
  • Pour into tall serving glasses to fill up to 3/4th of the brim. Reserve a little to top up later. 
  • Top up with another scoop of ice cream. 
  • Garnish with Tutti-Frutti and chopped nuts.
  • Top up with any left over shake 
  • Finish off with a cherry on top.
  • Serve along with a long dessert spoon. 
  • And write back to let me know how your Mastaani experience turned out to be. 


  1. Beautiful props, the drink by itself is ticking my taste buds right now.

    1. Thank you nava. Your comments mean a lot to me

  2. My absolute fav...Looks stunning and delicious Sowmya...Loving it!!!

  3. Sowmya your pics are so tempting I am drooling on my pc screen. The mastaani loos fab thanks for the tag and link. Its good to see honesty still exists in todays' blogging world :) otherwise people have just forgotten basic morals of life. But awesome post! thanks.

    1. Oh dear.. Thank you so much for those words. Talent, originality and skill should always be appreciated and I am a firm believer of that policy. Though there are umpteen recipes over the internet, I was most impressed only by yours. I mean it. No flattery intended. Seriously Maria.. I am myself shocked by the way some people sought to popularity by stealing others stuff and presenting it as theirs. I am amazed how they can walk guilt-free by doing so. After all we take so much pride in saying that this recipe is from my Mom, MIL, Aunt , Cousin and friends and so on. So, it doesn't harm to give rightful credit to a fellow blogger or a presenter from whom we were inspired to do or try something. Blogging is a beautiful world of sharing and caring. Those who understand this clearly prosper and find great friends. Those who don't understand this may reach the top soon but will fall to great depths. I hope and wish you many many successful years of blogging dear Maria. Goodluck.

  4. Awesome post and lovely contrasting backdrop with the magnificent mango mastani. Ice does play a vital role here. Even the calorie conscious health freaks would try a scoop or two. You are damn tempting mastani, i'm coming for you ;)

    1. Thank you so much Ammu. Come pls. Most welcome.

  5. Wow I love ur clicks ma. Grt teamwork from your hubby and FIL. I haven't heard about mastani but I can see y it s popular looks addictive


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