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Dried Mango Pulp (Maamidi Tandra)

Dried Mango Pulp
Marvels of Mouth-Filling Pleasure ~ Maamidi Tandra or Dried Mango Pulp Bar

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Amma & Authentic Andhra,Indian Ingredients,Indian Kitchen,Mango (Saturday April 29, 2006 at 9:22 am- permalink)
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  1. yummm…I remember eating them raw in India…
    btw, do you think I can make orange jam from the recipe for cranberry jam?

    Comment by Nabeela — April 29, 2006 @ 9:57 am

  2. Hey Indira:

    Ekkada dorikindhi meeku mamidi thandra? Indian stores aa leka India nunchi techinappudu teesina photo naa?

    The closest I have seen here to mamidi thandra is in the natural food store here, a mexican dried mango, which isn’t as good as mamidi thandra but very close :).

    Indira replies:
    Hi LC, I bought this maamidi tandra in Pittsburgh Indian grocery shop, two weeks ago. A big bar, for about 2 dollars.
    When we were in Houston, we used to buy Mexican version of Mango tandra, where the pulp is mixed with chilli powder and salt, dried out and cut into bars. It’s a different taste compared to our sugary version.

    Comment by Luv2cook — April 29, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

  3. Hey indira,

    Great mango recipes this month. Hoping to see the mango pickle recipe (avvakai)soon.
    By the way Indira i read about belum caves in kurnool district close to nandyala(31kms). Have you ever been there?? i think u can try it during your next trip to india.

    Indira replies:
    I know about these caves but we never had a chance to visit this place. Thanks for the suggestion.
    How do you know about these caves? Are you also from around Nandyala?

    Comment by shayna — April 29, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

  4. is this like aam papad?

    Indira replies:
    Hi B, these are more like candy bars. Mango pulp is mixed with sugar and then dried in layers under hot Sun. These dried out layers are placed on top of another, compressed and cut into bar sized pieces or cubes and sold.
    Very popular snack or natural type of candy in our area.
    What is aam papad?

    Comment by Because of B — April 29, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

  5. Wow Indira, they look yummy!! How do you make them??? Do you sun dry them??? never tastes one like this.. looks very delicious though!!!

    Indira replies:
    Hi Karthi, they taste quite good too. They are avilable in Indian grocery shops here, try them, they are like sugar mango candy.

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — April 29, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

  6. Indira…

    I have a 1 kg block of taandra right now… sluurrppp, enjoying it piece by piece.

    I bought in my village women’s co-operative.

    Is sugar added when making the preserve or is it just pulp? Iam sure you know.

    Indira replies:
    Wow, 1 kg block… I am jealous.
    This sugar added one is from Pittsburgh Indian grocery shop. The taste is ok.
    But nothing can beat our home style version.

    Comment by Vidyanath Tirumala Penugonda — April 29, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

  7. Wow! Looks beautiful. I am taking one piece. I didn’t know we could make this at home. No recipe?

    Indira replies:
    Its difficult to prepare here, RP. Hot sun and good quality mango is needed to prepare this kind of candy.
    I bought this bar from Indian grocery shop.

    Comment by RP — April 29, 2006 @ 6:56 pm

  8. Hi Indira- Thanks for trying the mango rice. Glad that you liked it.

    Lovely picture of dried mango and mango jam. Looking forward to JFM posts.

    Indira replies:
    Mika, your recipe really is *Divine*. Your suggestion about adding the mustard powder really made this ‘pulihora’, very unique and tasty. Vijay and I Loved the taste. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.
    Looking forward to reading your entry for JFI-Mango.

    Comment by mika — April 30, 2006 @ 2:41 am

  9. so totally reminded me of mango candy they used to sell in small one serving packets….
    I remember the packaging itself but cant seem to recollect the name….

    Indira replies:
    I know, small candy bar like maamidi tandra packets, right? I remember those, very tasty.

    Comment by Santhi — April 30, 2006 @ 10:57 am

  10. They do look like Aam Papad. Yum !

    Comment by Krithika Ramachandran — May 1, 2006 @ 8:55 am

  11. Hi Indira,
    i like this rice, whenever i have mangoes, i like having it with curd rice, tastes so good.
    nice one.

    Comment by Lakshmi — May 1, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

  12. hey santhi…
    i was thinking of mango bars too…they were by naturo(the brand name)…mango bars……i guess u were talkin abt those same ones…they were a hit among us kids when were in school…they r still thr i guess…we at north kerala make a little different version with both chilli powder and jaggery 2 it…gives a nice sweet n spicy flavour…i hav a roll or two in the fridge 🙂

    Comment by Rashmi — May 8, 2006 @ 7:58 am

  13. Hi Indira,

    I often lurk on your sites whenever I miss Home. and I did love your recipes for Tomato Chutney, Payasam. tehy are staples in our house now. The majjiga mirapakaya was delicious. This summer I made almost 2 kgs of home made majjiga mairapakaya here in US…thanks to you. The pictures on your site are amazingly good. I hail from Kakinada (AP) and as soon as I saw this picture of mavidi tandra, I had to post…really thanks for an amazing picture. I know this is an earlier post but over at Sarpavaram in our area Tandra is made from jaggery and mango. basically mango pulp is mixed with jaggery and spread on hand woven mats and dries in the sun…anyway, thanks for bringing back some yummy recipes….Keep up the good work!! Please know that we are all very thankful…although we dont say it often 😉

    Comment by Aparna — September 18, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

  14. Hi Indira,

    Can you please let me know if this Maamidi tandra can be made at home in U.S?? Right now there are plenty of yummy mangoes out in the market.If there is a home made recipe to do this dried mango pulp, please let me know. It’ll be greatly appreciated!!


    Comment by Swarna — May 15, 2007 @ 10:02 am

  15. Hi!
    I live in an older neighborhood in S.Florida & there are 3 established mango trees in my back yard—most of my neighbors also have mango trees! We love eating them out of hand or in smoothies every morning & I also make a mango vinaigrette for salads.
    You have a beautiful, fantastic website & I plan to spend hours here, acquainting myself with all the wonderful recipes!
    I see many mango recipes I am going to make, but I have a little problem; my DH is on low carb & I am planning a dinner party tomorrow night–I would love to make something mango using stevia or even splenda instead of sugar—anything like that up your sleeve please?
    In appreciation of all you have shared here, I would very much like to send you some green mangoes so you can make pickles.
    Thanks again,
    Sophia in S.Florida, in the middle of mango heaven!

    Indira replies:
    Hi Sophia, 3 mango trees in backyard? What a heaven like place that must be! You are the luckiest person in the world as far as I am concerned. 🙂
    There are almost 50 to 60 mango recipes in Jihva for Ingredients-Mango page on Mahanandi and several of them are desserts. I think you can replace sugar with splenda for all those recipes. How about a mango cake or mango cheese cake or mango pie. My personal favorite is mango-almond-oatmeal cookies by Baking Fairy (you can find the link in JFI-Mango page on the sidebar).
    Have a great weekend party and thank you for your kind offer.

    Comment by Sophia — May 26, 2007 @ 9:21 am

  16. dear indira
    can you give me any contact details of mamidi tandra manufacturers in bulk .I would like to market it in uttar pradesh .

    vivek sharma

    Comment by vivek sharma — January 16, 2012 @ 7:36 am

  17. please send address I purchase 1/2 kgs mamidithandra please send any address

    Comment by sreenivasulu — July 30, 2014 @ 5:09 am

  18. we are manufacturers of solar dried banana and mango bars derived from alphonso mango pulp processed hygienically.We are based at Chennai and anyone has interest we can offer it on regular basis.

    Comment by prabhakar palanisamy — April 6, 2019 @ 3:55 am

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