Classic Aam Panna recipe
Tangy and sweet , refreshing raw mango drink to keep you cool in summers.
- 1 kg raw mangoes washed and peeled
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water for boiling
- 1-2 tsps salt adjust as per your taste
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp black salt
- 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds coarsely crushed
- 1 tsp dry mint leaves crushed (you can use fresh mint leaves as well, or completely avoid adding mint leaves)
- 3-4 cups chilled water
- ice cubes to serve
- few sprigs fresh green mint leaves to garnish
Boil the washed , peeled raw mangoes, with a little water in a cooker for 10-15 minutes or 2-3 whistles, till mangoes are all soft and pulpy.
If you do not have a cooker, just boil the mangoes in a little water (water level a little above mangoes), in a covered pan for 15-20 minutes, till mangoes are soft.
Add sugar and mix well.Let the mango and sugar mix cool down.
Once the raw mango, and sugar mix has cooled down, crush/mash the mangoes nicely using a masher, so that the pulp is separated from the seeds/pit.
If you like the mango bits In your aam panna, you can leave it like this. If you want a smooth drink, blend the mango pulp well, so that there are no mango bits left. Add the spices- salt,ground black pepper, black salt, roasted coarsely ground cumin seeds, crushed mint leaves(this is optional).Mix everything well, and adjust the seasoning as per your taste.At this point your aam panna concentrate is ready, Check out how to use this in my notes above.
Add 3-4 cups of chilled water and ice. Mix well.
Garnish with fresh green mint leaves.Pour in glasses and serve!
This drink will rejuvenate your body and senses , and help you fight the torrent heat during summers, keeping you refreshed and cool.Enjoy this while the mango season lasts!
You can boil the mangoes with the skin on- wash the mangoes thoroughly and boil.Once done remove the skin and then mash the mangoes.
If you do not have a cooker, boil the mangoes in a little water (water level a little above mangoes), in a deep covered pan for 15-20 minutes, till mangoes are soft and pulpy.
To replace sugar, you can use Jaggery /Jaggery powder.Add Jaggery powder, or crushed jaggery when the mango pulp is still hot and mix. Rest of the procedure remains the same.Let the mixture cool.
If you like the mango bits In your aam panna you can simple mash the boiled mango slightly. If you want a smooth drink, blend the mango pulp well with a hand blender, so that there are no mango bits left.
In case you are not using the whole lot of the drink in one go, you can make the Aam panna concentrate, and store it in a glass bottle in the fridge.When you want to have it, just add 2-3 tbsp of concentrate (adjust this as per your taste) , add water, ice and your aam panna drink is ready.