Apr 16, 2012

Aam Panna

I am not at all fond of summers, but there is one thing which I do look forward to to,, that's MANGOES.  I love mangoes green or yellow, ripe or raw, any any form... One great way to have raw mangoes is to make Aam Panna.
Aam Panna or Kairi Panna is summer cooler drink which is commonly made in our home. Its basically raw green mango squash which has excellent heat resistant properties.
This drink not only tastes great with sour and sweet taste but looks also refreshing yellow. A great drink to sip on in summer afternoons.

I cant give you exact measurements. Drink can be adjusted according to ones taste.You could replace or add on ingredients such as jeera as well. This version is the way my mom makes it and we all love it...

3 large raw green mangoes
1.5 liters water
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp rock salt
1 cup sugar
a pinch of saffron

Boil green mangoes with water in pressure cooker, till they are well cooked. once cooked, remove the mangoes from the water and extract all the pulp using a spoon to scrap pulp from skin and seed. Mix the pulp in the water and add sugar, saffron, cardamom powder & salt to taste... mix it all well..

Serves 6 glasses...

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