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Monday, April 16, 2018

Aam Panna ~ Raw Mango Sweet & Spicy Drink ~ Indian Style Raw Mango Drink


Aam Panna ~ Mango Drink

Sweet and spicy refreshing drink made with cooked raw mango along with Indian spices.
In India, mango is considered as the king of fruits and the national fruit of the country. Being a tropical fruit it can be relished in a certain season. Thus making it a tropical, seasonal and the most delicious and refreshing of all the fruits which actually justifies as to why it is deemed as the 'king of the fruits'.

Aam Panna

We all hear about mango smoothies and drinks but there is a special refreshing treat made with raw mangoes called 'Aam Panna'. To break the monotony of making pickles out of raw mangoes all the time, you can try an instant mango drink, where raw mango is first boiled or steamed. The cooked pulp is then seasoned with Indian spices, diluted with either water or soda and served chilled. Here I have used jaggery as the sweetener which can be substituted with sugar or honey. To balance the sourness of the raw fruit, we use black salt. You can also add a dash of black pepper powder or a pinch of chili powder if you wish.

What is black salt?

It is a type of rock salt, mostly used in South Asian countries. It is black when it is in its raw state which resembles black rock pieces and gets a pinkish color when ground to a fine powder. It has a slightly odd smell due to the sulfur content. 

In Ayurveda, Black salt or Kala Namak is considered to be a cooling spice and is used as a laxative and digestive aid. It also helps with relieving flatulence and heartburn.  

Aam Panna


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Aam Panna ~ Raw Mango Sweet & Spicy Drink ~ Indian Style Raw Mango Drink


Sweet and spicy refreshing drink made with cooked raw mango along with Indian spices.


Aam Panna


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
1 cup = 250 ml capacity
Serves 4 - 5

Ingredients:

2 medium size raw mango
1/2 cup grated jaggery (5 tablespoon sugar)
2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon black salt
Few mint leaves
3 cups or more water or chilled soda

For Garnish
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon chat masala powder
Raw mango slices
Mint leaves
Ice cubes

Instructions:

1. Boil the raw mangoes for 15 minutes. Peel and remove the pulp which will be around 1 cup of pulp.
2. Now grind the pulp along with the jaggery, cumin powder, black salt and mint leaves to a smooth puree. If needed, add 1/4 cup water while grinding and then pour into a large jar.
3. To this puree, add water or soda according to the required consistency.
4. In a plate add 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon chat masala powder, mix well and spread it flat. In a separate bowl add few tablespoons of prepared aam panna. Dip the rim of the serving glass into the aam panna and then into the sugar mixture (this step is optional & only for garnish.
5. Finally, add some ice cubes to the serving glasses and pour the juice into it. Serve chilled with some raw mango slices.



1 comment:

  1. oh wow!, I want to try this, I love the tangy tart tasting drinks rather than the sweet ones. I love the spice kick.

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