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Mango masti

india Updated: Apr 20, 2010 19:03 IST

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While mango hunting, we picked out stores and stalls you need to be scouring for the best sap.

MARKET Watch
Thane(W): Jambli Naka Market is one of the cheapest and best places to purchase good quality fruits and vegetables in Thane. They keep the juiciest Alphonsos.
Kandivali(W): The Mathuradas Road Market offers a range of mango varieties. This market is more than 22 years old and is well known for low-priced, good quality mangoes.
Bandra(W): The Pali Hill fruit stalls situated at Pali Naka, is a haven for fruits. The 40-year-old market stocks all exotic and indigenous varieties.
Byculla: Like the neighbourhood sabzimMandi (vegetable market), Byculla is one of the city’s largest vegetable markets and you step into mango heaven picking the fruit here.
Crawford Market: Located north of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, this market offers a huge choice in various kinds of fruits and vegetables. One can even find ample varieties of foreign fruits and vegetables in this South Mumbai market.
Vashi: APMC is the biggest wholesale market in the city and the prices are very competitive. It is one of the few places where one can find Alphonso mangoes for as cheap as Rs 150 per dozen.

MALL CRAWL
Star Bazaar, Andheri (W): The upmarket mall has its mangoes reasonably priced between Rs 50 to Rs 180 a dozen and is a haven for all mango drinks as well.
Big Bazaar (across malls in Mumbai): The city’s favourite urban shopping mart stores and offers a range of exotic and indigenous mango varieties. Take your pick from their well-stocked list of mango eats and drinks. They stock jams, juices, yogurt and shrikhand besides the fruit.

MANGO Index
Alphonso

Jambli Naka market, ThaneRs 300 – 400 per dozen
Borivli marketRs 300 – 500 per dozen
Kandivli marketRs 175 – 500 per dozen
Malad marketRs 250 – 450 per dozen
Pali Hill Market, BandraRs 500 – 600 per dozen
Gopitank Market, mahim Rs 300 – 500 per dozen
Byculla marketRs 250 – 550 per dozen
Dadar marketRs 200 – 600 per dozen
Crawford Market Rs 400 – 1200 per dozen
APMC market, Vashi Rs 150 – 400 per dozen

Pairi
Kandivli marketRs 50 – 300 per kg
Gopitank market&nRs 200 – 250 per kg
Malad market Rs 275 per dozen
Pali Hill marketRs 300 per dozen
Dadar market Rs 450 per dozen
Crawford Market Rs 500 per dozen

Kesar
Borivli marketRs 60 – 100 per kg
Kandivli market Rs 80 – 150 per kg
Malad market Rs 100 per kg
Pali Hill market Rs 80 – 100 per kg
Dadar market Rs 80 – 100 per kg
APMC market, Vashi Rs 35 – 50 per kg

Some dealers that provide home delivery
Raju, Byculla: 98672 94944
Mohammmad Yusuf, Byculla: 89764 29505
Mohammd Hajle Kareem, Byculla: 96991 59818
Sushant Mhatre, Dadar: 98700 05300
Pendse, Dadar: 98694 86469
Jalalbhai,Dadar: 98928 69798
Abu Hasan, Prabhadevi: 97023 99505
Amar Fruitwala, Kandivli: 90222 80146
Subhanshu Fresh Fruits, Mathuradas road, Kandivli (W): 9004187375
Hayyum Khan, Pali Hill:98330 60020
Cheapest: Sikander, Byculla Market. Rs 100 - 300 per dozen
Most expensive: Gulabrao Jayram Kale, Crawford Market. (Rs 400 - 1200 per dozen)