Green Mango Curd Tart Recipe & Giveaway


Green Mango Curd Tart


Doesn't that look gorgeous? 

It's a fruity, but slightly tangy Indian twist on a French style tart from Anjum Anand. It's super simple to make, but looks and tastes spectacular.

This recipe comes from Anjum Anand, an award-winning TV chef and cookery writer who founded The Spice Tailor brand in 2011. The Spice Tailor is an authentic cook-at-home range of Indian sauces, chutney and breads (scroll down to the bottom of this post for my Spice Tailor giveaway).

This green mango curd tart isn't one for my vegan readers (don't worry I have a vegan caramel and Oreo cheesecake coming up this week), but the cookbook is an excellent choice for all my readers. There are lots of delicious veggie and vegan recipes to choose from.



Cookbook Review

I Love India by Anjum Anand


This is Anjum's eighth cookbook and it's a real beauty. It's absolutely full of stunning photos of India and Indian food. 

It's a fabulously colourful and pleasingly designed book that's a pleasure to read or just flick through. There are plenty of background stories to give you a feel of India and some lovely stories from Anjum as well lots of recipe photos, which is a must for me. Nothing turns me off more than a cookbook with no photos.

And even better there are lots of vegetarian and vegan recipes to choose from.

I'm not always excited by Indian cookery books, but I have to say I'm tempted to make quite a few recipes from this book. Here are a few that caught my eye.



Rajasthani Chickpea Dumpling Curry

Cookbook Recipes:


  • Rajasthani Chickpea Dumpling Curry
  • Bengali Lentil Cakes in a Mildly Spiced Sauce
  • Barbecued Courgettes with Bengali Sauce
  • Maharashtra's Ultimate Potato Burger
  • Flame-Grilled Spiced Sweetcorn

Vegetarian Recipe Count 73 out of 117 recipes  
Vegan Recipe Count 57 out of 117 recipes 



Format: Hardback
Pages:  224
Publisher:  Quadrille Publishing
ISBN:  978-1849495639
Published:  9 March 2017


print recipe
Green Mango Curd Tart
Green Mango Curd Tart
"This recipe is in the tradition of the classic French tarts that I love so much, with the added bonus of the health properties of this fruit, so dessert is not all bad! This will not be as smooth as a classic lemon tart, as the mango has some texture, and it will also be lighter as the filling is as much green mango as it is cream." - Anjum Anand
Ingredients
  • 120g (1⁄2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 75g (1⁄2 cup) icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted, plus more to serve
  • 2 egg yolks, plus 1 egg white
  • 250g (2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 400–450g (14oz–1lb) whole green mangoes (if they are small, use the higher amount as there is more wastage)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 180g (scant 1 cup) caster sugar
  • 30g (2 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
  • 220ml (scant 1 cup) double (heavy) cream
  • 1 tub of creme fraiche to serve (optional)
Instructions
1. Start with the pastry. In a large bowl, or using a food mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light, pale and creamy. Add the 2 egg yolks and stir well to mix them in. Add the flour and salt and rub into the mixture with your fingers, as you would with a crumble. Once the texture is sandy and crumbly, add 1 tbsp water and bring together into a ball with your hands. If it does not come together, add another 1 tbsp water. Make sure the pastry isn’t too crumbly; the heat from your hands will help it come together but do not over-work it, or it will be tough. Form it into a ball, wrap in cling film (plastic wrap), pat into a large disc and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Once the dough has chilled, roll it out (still on the cling film) as evenly as possible into a round about 3mm (1⁄8in) thick. Using the cling film, transfer to a 23cm (9in) loose-bottomed tart tin and place inside, gently pushing the corners in the tin so that it fits completely and comes up the sides. Cut off the excess pastry by rolling the pin over the tin. Prick the base of the pastry all over with a fork, line with foil and fill with baking beans, dried beans, or raw rice. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes, and preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/gas mark.3. Bake for 12 minutes, then carefully lift out the foil and beans and bake for a further 20–25 minutes or until it is a lovely golden colour. Peel the mangoes and cut the flesh away from the stone. You need about 220g (8oz) flesh – please weigh it. Blend it with the eggs, sugar, melted butter and cream until smooth. Strain about a quarter of it and remove the fibres of the mango left in the sieve (don’t take them all out as they add texture). Skim off any bubbles from the surface.4. Brush the inside of the pastry with some of the reserved egg white and place back in the oven for 1 minute. Now reduce the oven temperature to 120°C/250°F/gas mark ½. Fill the tart with the filling and gently place in the oven, or fill while it is on the shelf already. Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until just set on the surface, with a slight skin. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once cool, place in the fridge for 2 hours. Dredge with icing sugar and serve as is, or with crème fraîche.5. Enjoy!
Details
Total time: (not including chill time)

Yield: Makes a 23cm (9in) tart (serves 8)





Spice Tailor Giveaway


To celebrate this new cookbook I have a wonderful giveaway from The Spice Tailor. Three lucky winners will receive a Spice Tailor Jute Bag with a selection of products from The Spice Tailor and a copy of the new cookbook I Love India.

How do I enter?


Just leave me a comment telling me what your favourite Indian dish is and enter via the rafflecopter, where you will find extra entry options.

This giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over and will close on 30 April 2017.

Good Luck!




Disclosure: The Spice Tailor a cookbook and a gift set to photograph for this giveaway. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

227 comments

  1. That sounds like a wonderful flavor for pie! I love anything mango!

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  2. I love a Chicken biryani that's my favourite Indian dish :) x

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  3. my hubby makes a lovely chicken korma

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  4. Katherine OstrichThursday, 30 March, 2017

    I'm a great fan of Saag Paneer

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  5. What a gorgeous cook book and delicious looking recipes! Great to see so many v and vg options too!

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    1. Yes I was surprised quite how many there were, but I suppose a lot of traditional Indian dishes are veggie.

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  6. Oh that tart sounds divine and a lovely twist on a classic French lemon tart - just gorgeous.

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    1. Yes, who could say no to mango in any dessert.

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  7. My girls have just got into eating mangoes & would love a taste of this. I agree that plenty of photos are imperative in a good cookbook.

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    1. Definitely. There is nothing worse than a cookbook that is all text or one with just a few drawings. It's so wrong!

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  8. Mango curd sounds amazing!! I had some fresh mango the other day and remembered how much I love them. Love the sound of some of the other recipes in the book too - chickpea dumpling curry sounds great!

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    1. I love them too, mango in any dessert is a big win for me.

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  9. Vegetable jalfrezi with a side of mattar panir, I love the hot dish with the creamy one to go with it. And naans, love naan bread

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  10. I like a vegan version of butter paneer. I have managed to make something pretty passable!

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    1. I never even thought about making that. Great idea.

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  11. Yum! I love Indian food! Can't wait to check out the cookbook!

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  12. I really love Indian street food, especially Chole Bhature

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  13. Chickpea and Butternut Squash are excellent in a curry... often add some lamb too, but not always.

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  14. That is so hard to choose - I love Indian food, both authentic and Anglicised. I don't think I could single one particular dish out, except that I never feel a meal is complete without some tarka dhal so that might well be my favourite

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  15. We have Indian food every Saturday night my favourite is lamb rogan josh.

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  16. What a delicious-looking tart - I love mango so much! I'll have to keep an eye out for the book... because there's always room for one more Indian cookbook, right!

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    1. Me too and yes it's a good book. Although I am trying to curb my cookbook collecting.

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  17. Vegetable jalfrezi - I like things which have lots of flavour without the heat, though the rest of the family love hotter dishes.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  18. Spring onion parathas with dhal and a yoghurt dip

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  19. Love the sound of the flavor combination.

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  20. A good dhal, although I never seem able to make one myself!
    @fionaseaeagle

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  21. Chicken Saag, but with Madras heat

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  22. I am a massive fan of both spinach and aubergine so anything veggie with the word saag or brinjal (preferably both!) appeals to me.

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  23. I love the taste of Naga chillies, so any curry with them in! My little boy loves chickpeas, so I'm interested in the chickpea dumpling recipe!

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  24. Tough decision! I think for me it has to be the wild boar laal maas that my Indian chef friend makes - it's beautiful!

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  25. My favourite dish is dosa, been addicted since I had it in kerala!

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  26. Love saag aloo and a good daahl! yum!

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  27. Chicken Korma, I can never get enough !

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  28. I love Saag Paneer - so delicious! :)

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  29. I really love a well made Lamb Rogan Josh. x

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  30. my favourite dish is chicken tikka

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  31. i love chick pea dahl with raw onions nom nom

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  32. Chicken jalfrezi is my favourite spicy dish

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  33. Our local Whole Foods has a huge bin of green mangoes, I need to go back and buy some so I can try this.

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  34. I love dal and make many variations of it.

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  35. Chicken shaslick is a family favourite

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  36. I love paneer tikka masala with a flaky paratha on the side!

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  37. I simply love chicken korma with basmati rice and naan bread 🍞

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  38. I don't think I've ever come across green mangos, but if I ever do I think I might just make this tart. It sounds awesome!

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  39. Lamb Rogan Josh

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  40. Saag Paneer - I love this dish so much!

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  41. I can't wait to get my hands on that cookbook! I absolutely adore Indian cuisine so this is perfect for me!

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  42. This sounds delicious and I like Anjum Anand! Actually I have one copy of her book.

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  43. I love chicken korma - leanne w

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  44. OMG! My mouth waters as I read about this recipe! I think Im gonna try my hands at this tart!

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  45. My favourite Indian recipe is Chicken & Spinach Balti, it's so delicious.

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  46. Tarka dahl. It's so easy but the flavours..omg!

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  47. Chicken Bhuna.

    Rachel Craig

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  48. definately chicken tikka masala

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  49. im a korma fan, but the other half makes some delicious currys.

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  50. I love saag aloo and tarka dahl with spicy naan to dip in

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  51. I love Chicken biryani it's my favourite

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  52. Chicken tikka biryani is my favourite.

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  53. My favourite is a chicken korma, the other half makes a mean one from scratch every weekend.

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  54. Mine is Bobotie, its an Indian/South African dish.

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  55. Love the Indian sweet Burfi

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  56. Prawn Puri is my favourite. Like it better than the main courses

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  57. Spencer BroadleyThursday, 13 April, 2017

    Any Korma with meat - I don't like too heavily spiced foods, but a korma means I can taste the meat as well

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  58. Chicken korma is my favourite Indian dish - I like a mild curry

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  59. I like a Korma curry as I don't like food too hot or spicy.

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  60. I love a chicken jalfrezi with an onion Bhaji on the side :)

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  61. Chicken tikka masala!

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  62. I love tandoori chicken, but also any kind of curry on the spicier end of the scale.

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  63. Suzanne JacksonFriday, 21 April, 2017

    chilli paneer, I adore it. :-)

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  64. My all time Indian favourite would have to be chicken tikka biryani it's amazing!

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  65. I am a bit nervous about anything too hot so tend to play it safe with a Chicken Tikka masala

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  66. Always a Chicken Jalfrezi. That's the dinner plan for tonight :)

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  67. Lamb rogan josh

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  68. love anything with chicken, especially tikka masala

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  69. I wish I was more sophisticated and I have eaten some amazing dishes but I my favourite is Onion Bhajis!

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  70. Chicken Biryani is my favourite Indian meal

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  71. Chicken Biryani is my favourite Indian meal

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  72. I love Indian sweets and desserts, my favourite's a pistachio kulfi

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  73. Lamb biryani preferably made my mum! Utterly delicious.

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  74. I like a good chicken jalfrezi

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  75. I love a good chicken korma but it has to be made well and be lovely and thick and creamy.

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  76. Chickpeas as per Madhur Jaffrey. Yummy!

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  77. A chicken karahi with fresh green peppers

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  78. For me it has to be chicken korma love it

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  79. I love Butter Chicken and Onion Bhaji

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  80. I love South Indian dishes. Vada with sambar and coconut chutney is always a winner.

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  81. My favourite is a chicken jalfrezi xxx

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  82. My favourite Indian dish is Vegetable Jalfrezi :) That tart looks amazing!

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  83. I have many favorites but right now I'm loving Tandoori lamb wraps.

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  84. Chicken Jalfrezi

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  85. I love a vegetable korma but have never managed to make a nice one myself.

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  86. really loving veggie curries at the moment!

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  87. I am not sure about the texture with the mango being added, but of course the proof of the pudding is in the eating

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  88. I visited India 8 years ago, which I can, honestly, call a "life-changing" experience. Since, I brought many herbs and spices from there and adopted MANY traditional Indian dishes. If I must choose only one, then I'll say, Baingan bharta is my favourite, yum :)!

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  89. My Favourite Indian Dish is a Lamb Handi

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  90. I have my own version of a vegetarian curry that I do, and I also make some lentil dahl to go with it.

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  91. I love a chicken tikka masala, I also like to make a chicken bhuna - not sure my spellings are right lol

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  92. Mushroom Korma is a favourite!

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  93. I love most curries (not too hot!) Tikka Masala is my fav (@PeanutHog)

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  94. My favourite Indian dish is Biryani. It's delicious.

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  95. I love a spicy dahl and some garlic nan to mop it up with :)

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  96. I love Mutter Paneer - delicious and easy to prepare.

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  97. My favourite Indian meal would be a bit of really nice tandoori chicken, a pile of rice and a really good dahl. I love dahl!

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  98. Lamb bhuna

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  99. Tandoori chicken and Bombay potatoes

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  100. I love Chicken shashlik, prefer measl that don't have heavy sauces

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  101. for me its definitely chicken korma

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  102. Lamb rogen Josh with pilau rice and peshwari naan :)

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