Aam ka Panna

Ingredients

1 kilogram of sour raw mango
100 grams of fresh mint leaves
500 grams of sugar
1 tablespoon of coarsely ground roasted cumin seeds
½ tablespoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon of black salt
2 liters of water
1-2 drops of green colour (optional)
sea salt to taste

Preparation

1. Peel & de-seed mango. Clean mint leaves. Boil mango pulp & mint leaves together. Allow the mix to cool. Grind it into a coarse puree.
2. In a big vessel, add puree, water and sugar. Boil on high for 5-6 mins. Now add black salt as per taste. If required, add sea salt. Boil for another minute and then turn off flame. Add black pepper and roasted cumin seeds. Mix well and allow the mixture to cool.
3. Once cool, store in air tight container. When serving add more water depending upon required consistency. Serve chilled and garnish with fresh mint leaf.

Notes

My mother’s recipe from the repertoire of family recipe.

You can squeeze a bit of lemon at the time of serving if you feel the panna less tangy.