Aam ka Panna – A Sure Way to Lift Summer Spirits

Update – See my latest post – Revisiting Aam ka Panna/ Raw Mango Cooler through the lens for the same recipe in a different look!

Another recipe from my mother’s repertoire after Vegetable Loaf. There is nothing better to make one forget the sizzling hot Sun, warm winds & power cuts of summer in northern part of India than a glass cool of Aam ka Panna.

Aam ka Panna

Aam ka Panna

My mom’s place has a huge mango tree which was yielding dozens of raw mangoes daily & what better to do with them than to make yummy panna, spicy hing ka acchar (Asafoetida Pickle), Mango Sweet & Sour Chutney, Mango Pickle, Stuffed Karela. :D Both my son I had the fun part of visiting her place this summer. In his tiny hands, he would hold a basket and collect mangoes many times throughout the day and I would enjoy the goodies made from them. :) :) :)

Aam Panna

Recipe Source – My mother

Ingredients –

  • 1 Kg – Sour Raw Mango
  • 50 g – Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 400-500 g – Sugar
  • 8-10 g – Coarsely Ground Roasted Cumin Seeds
  • 10 g – Black Pepper
  • 10 g – Black Salt
  • 2 litre – Water
  • to taste – Sea Salt
  • 1-2 drops – Green Color (optional)

Method –

Aam ka Panna

Aam ka Panna

  1. Peel & de-seed mango. Clean mint leaves.
  2. Boil mango pulp & mint leaves together. Allow it to cool.
  3. Grind them into a puree.
  4. In a big vessel, add mango-mint puree, water, sugar. Boil on high for 5-6 mins.
  5. Now add black salt and taste. If required, add sea salt. Give one more boil & turn off flame.
  6. Add black pepper & allow it to cool.
  7. Once cool, store in air tight container.
  8. When serving add more water depending upon required consistency. Serve chilled and garnish with fresh mint leaf.
Aam ka Panna

Aam ka Panna

As you can see I became lazy to click snaps and did an even sorrier job of clicking than I usually do. But as they all say in blogosphere, don’t go on the snap, but enjoy the drink!

Aam ka Panna

Aam ka Panna

 

  • vasundhara

    hi,,visiting ur bog for the first time,liked r moong daal pakori recipie a lot ,it lookes delectable,would try it today itself..