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Mango Fool with Hung Curds

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Mango Fool is a delicious Fruit recipe made with seasonal fruit in my case Mangoes and Hung Curds.

The actual recipe is called English Fruit Fool; a dessert is an English Dessert, traditionally made by folding pureed fruit into a sweet custard.


A dessert made by layering Mango Puree with Hung Curds

Mango Fool

But modern man does chase newer and easier and fattening (:D) ways of making food. Now we use whipped cream.

Today is Monday and FoodieMondayBlogHop so we are doing this week at  #191  Dahi Delights. This delicious theme was suggested by Priya Iyer. Priya’s pictures are something that you just drool over they are healthy and delicious.

Till the last week, I assumed that dahi and yogurt are the same. In fact, I think most of us thought the same but there is a difference. I prefer this article on Huffington Post that explains the difference.

Curds generally refers to milk solids left behind after adding acidic substances like a lemon. The best example for this in Indian cuisine is Paneer/cottage cheese.

The other curd that we Indians refer to is made by adding a bacterial culture to boiled and cooled milk.

Hung Curds and Mango Puree layered in a glass

Low Fat Mango Fool

 Here is what Chef Kunal Kapur says on Huffington Post about the difference between Curds and Yogurt. 


Dahi is made by boiling and cooling the milk to 30-40°C and adding a spoonful of curd. Now curd has lactic acid bacteria or lactobacillus. This bacteria multiplies itself in the ambient temperature of 30-40°C and in few hours ferments the milk to form a curd. The curd is a rich source of calcium and protein and is suitable for lactose intolerant people (though it depends on the degree of tolerance).


Yogurt is prepared using similar techniques to curd but the fermentation of the milk is done by adding two specific strains of bacteria called lactobacillus bulgaris and streptococcus thermophilus. Other strains of lactic acid bacteria may also be added. The addition of these bacteria makes the product standardised and homogenous. This ensures both quality and right quantity of bacteria in the yogurt. Also, more of the good bacteria reach the intestines alive.

He has also talked about probiotic yogurt you can check out his article here.

This summer like every year our single tree has given us mango fruits. The amount of fruits we have had is mind-boggling. Here is one plucking, morning work before it got too hot and we got hungry to pluck more.

Sacks of Mangoes Fresh Plucked

Naturally we are over the moon with these fruits; unfortunately, we can eat only a few.

I wanted to make something with these season fruits that are the king of fruits.

Hung Yougurt used to layer Mango Puree

Mango Fool in Hung Yogurt

The Goans will not agree with me if I say Alphonso is the best Mango they prefer the Mankurad Variety but then that is a debate that is best enjoyed over a plate of the fruit.

How do you like mangoes, diced, cut up or do you like to suck on them?

The best way to eat ripe mangoes is with chapatti is called Aam Raas. But you can try Mango shake, Mango Lemonade, Mango Jam. Then people swear by Amrkhand, Amba Barfi you can also try the Sasav.

There are many ways to eat the raw or green mangoes too check them out  Mango Chutney, Mango Pickle.

Enjoy Mangoes in a glass and layered with whipped Hung Yogurt

Mango Fool


Mango Fool with Hung Curds used to make this layered Low Fat dessert
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5 from 2 votes

Mango Fool with Hung Curds

A simple dessert made from sweet mangoes and hung curds.
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British/English
Keyword: Greek yogurt,, Mango Fool with Hung Curds, Mangoes, Quick Desserts, Ripe Mangoes, Sessonal Fruit
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Archana


  • 2 cups mango puree
  • 200 grms hung curds
  • 2
  • tsp powdered sugar

For Garnish:

  • 1 mango pieces


  • Hang 300 grams of curds made from the milk of 6% fat in a fine sieve.
  • Leave it in the fridge till all the whey drains out. Collect the whey to drink but transfer the hung curds to a big bowl.
  • Add 2 tsp of sugar and beat it well. (Adjust the sweetness) but remember you will be using mangoes which are sweet too so hold back the sugar.
  • Meanwhile, puree the mangoes. (Check notes).
  • Dice the mongo for garnish and set aside.
  • In a serving, glass add 2 tsp of the mango puree then add 2 tsp of curds.
  • Repeat till the glass is filled.
  • Garnish with the mango pieces.
  • Chill and serve.


Since my mangoes had ripened on the tree but before ripening they were removed they were sweet sour. I have not used lemon otherwise add a teaspoon of lemon juice.

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23 thoughts

  • April 16, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I absolutely love your version of Mango Fool with curd. Just perfect for the hot months of summer. Delicious and heavenly!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm


  • April 17, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    This looks drool worthy Archana. Love to have it chilled. Yummy and refreshing. Perfect for this summer.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 19, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks, Sujata.

    • April 21, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      To make a yummilicious dessert with hand picked mangoes from home garden is just awesome di ! I would not mind skipping my lunch for a glass of this delectable mango fool with hung curd .

  • April 19, 2019 at 10:20 am

    How nicely you have used hung curd in this classic Fruit fool recipe. Th color looks so vibrant!! craving some mangoes now!!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 19, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks, Swati. Come over and we can share mangoes.

  • April 21, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    To make a yummilicious dessert with hand picked mangoes from home garden is just awesome di ! I would not mind skipping my lunch for a glass of this delectable mango fool with hung curd .

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 22, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      :D. Me too Poonam.

  • April 21, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    From pics of you plucking the fruit from the tree to this fool, you are tempting me way too much Arch ! the mango crazy little one would LOVE this simple, decadent dessert ! great use of hung curd here !

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 22, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      😀 what is the use of mango season if we do not tempt each other Kalyani. Come over and we can make it for your little one.

  • April 29, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Absolutely love the low-fat version of the classic mango dessert. How well you’ve explained the difference between yogurt and curd. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 1, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks, Geetha.

  • April 29, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Usually, fool dishes are made with cream folding it into the fruit puree, but loving this healthier version of yours.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you, Jagruti.

  • May 1, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Your version of Mango fool with hung curds looks so delicious. Healthy option to satisfy our sweet cravings. Fab share Archana.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks, dear.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 3, 2019 at 8:47 am

      I am sure you will give it an interesting twist Rafeeda. Do tag me.

  • May 2, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Wow.. this is a must try in summer.. mango being my favourite fruit..Looks Divine…

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 3, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Thanks, Shobha.

  • May 19, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Such a yummilicious dessert with mangoes that too from home garden ! So delectable mango fool with hung curd .

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 20, 2019 at 7:03 pm


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