While most people are busy gorging on variety of Mangoes during the summer season, my favorite way of having mango is the Aam panna made with raw mangoes. Raw mango has the quality to cool your body. Summer in Hyderabad can be pretty bad. With temperatures soaring to even 43 degrees, this was a regular drink at home. Every day when we came back from school our mom used to have this drink ready for us.
Since Singapore has a hot and humid weather all the year round, Aam panna can be made and enjoyed anytime of the year. I love this drink so much that I don’t mind travelling all the way to Mustafa center to buy the mangoes.
You can roast the mangoes if you like but I like it the way my mom makes it. It is quick and easy and saves me time. I like to prepare this drink in quantity so that I can just chill it and enjoy the whole weekend.
Makes 6 glasses
- 2 raw mangoes
- 4 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp rock salt (kala namak)
- 2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
- 500 ml water
Pressure cook the mangoes with some water (approximately 300ml) for 5-6 whistles. Extract the mango pulp and throw away the outer skin and seeds.
Add sugar, salt, rock salt and blend. Add water and cumin powder. Adjust sugar, salt as per taste. Serve chilled.
You can adjust the sugar and water depending on how sour the mangoes are.