Mango Mastani

Today’s post is about my take on Pune’s popular summer dessert-drink – “Mango Mastani”.
Food history is something I find very interesting – how & why a certain food got its name? Where did it first emerge from? What was the idea behind its creation? These are few of the questions that often get me looking for answers on Google baba.
“Mango Mastani” was one such dessert-drink that led me on a quest to unearth facts about it…more so, thinking it has something to do with the character “Mastani” in the movie Padmavat. I was surprised to see that someone even quoted it as the character’s favourite drink in real life.😆 Not sure how true that is?!
Well, what I found is, there were many variations of this drink and I was confused as to what the original version is! Then, I came across a video of @kanakskitchen with chef @varuninamdar on YouTube where he speaks about how strawberry season overlaps mango season & thus strawberries also find their way into this dessert drink… and it all made sense. Also, he mentioned that it probably got its name when someone had this delicious dessert and said, “Mast ahe!” meaning – “It is nice!” in Marathi, the local language of city of Pune.
So, Mango Mastani is basically three parts –

  1. a base of chopped mangoes,
  2. a middle layer of thick mango milk shake &
  3. topping of seasonal fruits.

Lately, I’m loving basil seeds a lot, so in my version of Mango mastani, I added a base of basil seeds soaked in milk for added crunch and topped the mango milk shake with chopped strawberries & grapes.

Recipe for my version of Mango Mastani is shared below. You might also be interested in my other summer drinks, do check them:

  1. Aam Panna
  2. Bael Sharbat/ Baelada Hannina Panaka/ Wood Apple Juice
  3. Badam Milk
  4. Frooti – Mango Drink
  5. Grapefruit-Carrot-Ginger Juice
  6. Green Lady
  7. Green Smoothie
  8. Imli ka Amlana
  9. Thandai : Traditional recipe
  10. Thandai : Instant w/ pre-mix
  11. Watermelon-Cilantro Drink
  12. Beetroot Lassi – Beetroot Buttermilk
  13. Dry Fruits Lassi
  14. Mango Lassi
  15. Cherry Lemonade
  16. Grapeade
  17. Jamun Virgin Mojito
  18. Plum Virgin Mojito
  19. Watermelon Virgin Mojito
  20. Lemon-Mint Iced Tea
  21. Strawberry Iced Tea
  22. Jamun/ Black plum shots
  23. Mango Mastani
  24. Mango Milkshake
  25. Rose Milk : includes rose syrup recipe

Recipe serves 1


  • Mango – 1
  • Chilled milk – 100ml
  • Sugar – 1tsp, optional – depending on sweetness of mango.
  • Mango icecream – 1scoop
  • Basil/chia seeds – 1/2tsp, soaked in 2tbsp milk for atleast 30 minutes until they bloom
  • Strawberries – 3 to 5, chopped
  • Grapes – 10 to 12, halved
  • Dry fruits & nuts – 1tbsp, optional, mix of almonds, cashews & pistachios


  1. Peel the mango and dice it.
  2. Blend 1/2 mango with a little milk to get it going.
  3. When the mango is blended well, add sugar, remaining milk and icecream. Blend well to make mango milkshake.
  4. Take a tall glass. Add soaked basil/chia seeds for the first layer.
  5. Add the remaining diced mango.
  6. Pour mango milkshake over it.
  7. Top it with chopped strawberries, grapes & dry fruits and nuts. Serve immediately

If you happen to try my Mango Mastani recipe, leave a comment, let me know how it turned out.

Also, try other Mango recipes

  1. Mango sheera/Kesari
  2. Mango Shrikhand : Aamrakhand
  3. Mango -Vanilla Parfait
  4. Mango Kheer
  5. Mango Thokku
  6. Instant Raw Mango Chutney
  7. Raw Mango Chutney
  8. Konkan Style Raw Mango Curry
  9. Frooti Mango Drink
  10. Mango Cherry Popsicles
  11. Mango Kulfi
  12. Mango Custard
  13. Mango Lassi
  14. Mango Milkshake
  15. Mango Mastani

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