Hello All. It almost feels like summer here. So hot and sweaty. Keeping yourself hydrated it very important. It is mango season and mango is one such ingredient that is widely used in savory and sweet dishes. It is a side ingredient as well as hero of the dish.
In my home raw mango had 2 uses – kadu manga (pickle) and panna (raw mango drink). Panna acts as a coolant to the body during summer. We used to boil the mangoes and store it in fridge. Whenever required we used to take those mangoes and squeeze out the pulp and prepare the panna. With some ice it used to taste divine.
One more memory I have of raw mangoes is having them with some chilly and salt. While in college the boys used to get raw mangoes from the nearby farms and the whole class used to have them with chilly and salt. Ahh those were the days. Just had to study, play, eat and sleep. No other worries. 🙂
Coming to today’s recipe is a basic “Aam panna”. When I say basic I mean you can prepare this basic aam panna and then customize it to bring it up a notch.
Raw Mango – 2 small
Sugar – 1 cup
Salt – As per taste
Cold Water – 1 cup
Ice Cubes – 2-3
- Wash and clean raw mangoes in fresh water properly.
- Remove the eye of the mango.
- Take it in a pan with 3 cups of water.
- Bring it to a boil.
- Boil the mangoes till they are tender.
- Once cooled, in the same water squeeze out the pulp of the mangoes.
- Squeeze out the skin and seed.
- Now add sugar and salt and mix well.
- Add in cold water and serve in glasses with ice cubes.
- Replace sugar with honey if you want a healthy twist.
- You can boil mangoes in bulk and store it in fridge. When required take the mangoes and make panna.
- Instead of salt you can use black salt.