Mango Pancake with Saffron Cardamom Cream for Journey Kitchen

Mango Pancake

(Mentioned in Fine Cooking’s I’m Just Mad About Saffron and featured in the The Kitchn’s  Cinnamon Roll Cake and Mango Pancakes)

I was in the midst of a rocking good time polishing off the last one of our first boxful of mangoes, when Kulsum wrote to me and asked if I could do a guest post for her. Well, “of course” I said, and started brainstorming right away for a recipe with mangoes.

If you haven’t visited Kulsum of Journey Kitchen yet, you should do it right away. This sweet lady blogs about delicious food along with beautiful photographs; the recipes are of traditional Indian, Middle Eastern, fusion and also her very own wonderful creations.

We found one another probably a year back and have been in touch via our blogs, email and the other social media. It is not just the blog that keeps her busy, Kulsum is a student too, deftly managing a home, job,  school and a blog baby all at the same time.

While I lived in India, almost half of my life, I had never heard of the Bohra Cuisine.  It was from Journey Kitchen that I got introduced to this unique cuisine. Kulsum has a  beautiful detailed write up in her blog about the Bohra cuisine and culture, which is exotic yet familiar, enticing, and interesting.

I would like to thank Kulsum for not just  inviting me to guest post in her blog, but for being a really good friend all along.

Summer conjures up delectable memories – numbing silence in the late afternoons and the heat of the sun, the shade under the huge banyan tree, summer vacations, playing hide and seek in the sultry afternoons and mangoes! A parade of mangoes take place in India from April to early July. The fruit starts trickling down slowly into the market in the late spring and makes it with a blast during the summer months when we hear, see and smell only mangoes. Different varieties come by at their own times; in different colors and sizes.


We partied with mangoes;  not one or two, but buckets of them, immersed in cold water. Well those days are over. Also gone are the days of spending days in the  sprawling mango orchards, walking from one plantation to another picking mangoes straight from the trees. These were all parts of summer vacation and seems quite surreal now. But the memories of sucking out the pulp of the smaller mangoes from a tiny hole made at the tip, while the juice  dripped down our wrists and then the elbows, will remain vivid forever. This is something which I would love to do all over again.

Kulsum requested a breakfast/brunch kind of recipe. What sparked right away was a mango pancake, with some cream…

– a breakfast? a dessert? I am not sure. So I wrote back to her and she immediately agreed.

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18 comments to Mango Pancake with Saffron Cardamom Cream for Journey Kitchen

  • Beautiful clicks as always. You post took me back to my childhood days of sucking those juicy mangoes. We were right on time this time around and were to taste many varieties of mangoes. Pancakes with them – I say bring them on 🙂


  • Those pancakes are fabulous! Just divine. I love mangoes, but not when they are too ripe.



  • Those look like a really indulgent way to start a weekend. I’m going to go check out the recipe.

  • Wonderful and delicious looking pancakes!. I was just drafting a post on a mango dessert and I see this post of yours. I am going to try it with some store bought mango pulp.

  • Yum, what a wonderful way to start off the day! Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh my!! These look absolutely heavenly! I cannot wait to make them for brunch.

  • Thank you Soma for being a guest poster on Journey Kitchen with such a fabulous treat. I hope you have great time back in India 🙂 and indulge in all kinds of mangoes!

  • Yum, what an interesting recipe. Pics are awesome 🙂

  • Soma, one of my sisters doesn’t like maple syrup on her pancakes. Instead, she prefers to drizzle with milk. This is the first time I’ve ever seen it done anywhere else. Will have to forward this to her. I love the addition of mangoes. Dessert or breakfast? Either way, I’ll take it!

  • Soma- your family is so lucky to be able to have such a royal breakfst. I’m currently loving all the mangoes on the market and never thought about using them for pancakes 🙂

  • Your pancakes look scrumptious! And the saffron cardamom cream must have been amazing with them. I’d like for breakfast and dessert!

  • Soma .. When I saw this post .. my first reaction was YUMMY!! seriously i wish I was staying close to your house.. could have learned so much from you 🙂 They looks so heavenly delicious… If there is one thing I am missing the most during summer .. it’s the smell of mango that you get in every vegetable/fruit shop in India during this time of the year.

  • This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog…I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that

  • dear, please refer to the blog US MASAL, by AIPI , ur recipes are being copied happily, now this pancake & also ur mango ice cream & what else I don’t know. Please check it

    with love

  • It is US MASALA by aipi

  • Sometimes people who are invisible are the ones who influence your life in a quiet manner. Ever since I’ve stumbled to the world food blogs (and decided to start my own), you have had a major influence on my cooking. All the new dishes I try making, I try to replicate you (imitation as a form of flattery!?). This was the first time that I actually modified something in your recipe and got absolutely delightful and tasty result.
    Hope you get time to visit.

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