Buckwheat & Mango Porridge

by Kiran on September 12, 2014 · 13 comments

in Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts

Hello September!! Hi Friends!!

It’s been pretty quiet here for a while. And before we knew it, summer is almost gone! Totally forgot about this recipe that have been sitting way too long in the draft folder.


Buckwheat & Mango Porridge | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
This summer has been a tested one for us. Though we had a great time while the in-laws were down for a visit — their trip were cut short due to a family tragedy. Its heartbreaking to see them go through so much turmoil in such a fragile age.

I’m glad we were able to console them and be with them during this trying time. A break from blogging was also necessary so that I could fully commit to their well-being.

Buckwheat & Mango Porridge | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Food did play a huge role in comforting. Surprisingly, this chilled buckwheat porridge was a pleasant change from overnight oats.

Hoping mangoes are still in season wherever you are. If not, thick mango pulp or frozen mango would work here. The possibilities are endless, so try to hold onto summer as long and as fast as you can.

Don’t remind me of pumpkin spice latte. I’m still not ready. Nope.

Buckwheat & Mango Porridge | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food

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Makes 4 small servings


  • 3 mangoes, pureed / 1 cup mango puree
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats, soaked
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • pinch of salt


  1. Rinse soaked buckwheat groats well. Add into a blender with mango puree (reserving some for garnish) almond milk, vanilla extract, cardamom powder, raw honey and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.
  2. Layer with mango puree and buckwheat porridge. Garnish with chopped fresh mango, pistachios and toasted buckwheat groats. Best eaten chilled!


Buckwheat & Mango Porridge | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Hope you had a great summer and continue to soak it up before fall 🙂

What’s your favorite porridge during summer?


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1 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You September 12, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I hope you in-laws are doing better, Kiran!
The porridge looks comforting and quite delicious with all that mango goodness. I am glad that you are back!
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2 Carol at Wild Goose Tea September 12, 2014 at 5:38 PM

So sorry about the family sadness. I am a cooked cereal person. This is extra special. I am a mango fan and a BIG cardamom fan.
I have used mango before, but even think about cardamom.


3 Rosa September 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

I’m so sorry to hear about your in-laws. I hope things are sorted now…

A delicious pudding. Very original.




4 Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker) September 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM

I’m so sorry your summer was a rough one. This recipe looks lovely. It’s nice to see unusual ingredients like buckwheat being used.


5 Angie@Angie's Recipes September 13, 2014 at 10:42 PM

It looks almost like mango pudding. YUM!
I hope your in-laws are doing much better now.
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6 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ September 14, 2014 at 6:01 AM

I’m so sorry to hear about the family tragedy. I can see you managed to trick the pain by being united, by taking care of each others.

Luckily there’s still plenty of mangoes around here in London. I guess, since they are imported, this is the mango season in the UK. You porridge is fabulous, it looks like a special treat, a very beautiful dessert.
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7 Carolyn Chan September 15, 2014 at 2:46 AM

Simple, nutritious and delicious !
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8 Raymund September 15, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Wow, I love this porridge. I think I can have this either on breakfast or as a dessert
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9 Monet September 16, 2014 at 12:08 AM

So sorry to hear about the tragedy. Sending lots of love and healing thoughts. This porridge looks so comforting. Just what everyone needed.


10 honeywhatscooking September 16, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Hi Kiran. Glad you took some time off.. I took a long time off. 🙂 Sorry to hear about your family tragedy, but it’s nice you were there with your in-laws during this trying time.
This looks wonderful, don’t think I’ve had buckwheat.
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11 Shashi at RunninSrilankan(dot)com September 16, 2014 at 7:10 PM

So sorry for your family troubles Kiran – I hope you all find comfort and strength to deal with whatever has happened.
This mango porridge sounds so comforting and soul and stomach satisfying.


12 Choc Chip Uru September 17, 2014 at 3:49 AM

I am so sorry to hear about all the pain you have gone through my friend. Sending good thoughts your way!

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13 Kitchen Belleicious September 17, 2014 at 7:19 AM

oh friend I am so happy to see you back to the blog but I am saddened to hear there was a tragedy. I pray they are doing better now and so wonderful of you to be able to be there for them during that time. this porridge looks unbelievable. So delicious and love the use of the mango instead of standards like berries
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