Mango-ginger is neither related to mango nor ginger but to turmeric (curcuma longa). It is a rhizome which is pale yellow inside and lighter color outside. When it is crushed it gives sweet smell of unripe mango. The flavor is predominantly ginger with a delightful faint aroma and taste of mango. It is mainly used in pickles, sauce and salads. It has many health benefits like antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and digestive issues. Few simple usages of Mango Ginger : 1. Temper chopped mango ginger in oil with mustard seeds, curry leaves and ginger. Serve this with curd rice. 2. Prepare simple chutney with mango-ginger, turmeric, coconut gratings, ginger, green chilies, lemon juice, and little jaggery and salt. Grind all the ingredients to fine paste without using water and serve it as accompaniment with any meal.
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