Aam Panna is an Indian drink renowned for its heat resistant properties. It is made from green mangoes and it is used as a tasty and healthy beverage to fight against the intense Indian summer heat. Apart from being tasty this drink also looks good due to its refreshing light green colour. For the upcoming summer, I prepare very tasty and heats resistant drink i.e. Aam Panna.
Green Mango is a rich source of pectin, which gradually diminishes after the formation of the stone. Unripe mango is sour in taste because of the presence of oxalic, citric and malic acids.
Aam panna which is prepared using raw mangoes, sugar and an assortment of spices is an effective remedy for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It also quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating. You can prepare aam panna as syrup for some days for this, you have to prepare in thick consistency. Don’t add more water during cooking and adding flavors and lemon juice. Add lemon juice and water during when you will serve. Otherwise combine all ingredients together and serve chilled with ice-cubes and lemon wedges.
This drink is mainly consumed in the Northern part of the India and is considered beneficial in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders. This drink is also a good source of vitamin B1 and B2 and contains sufficient quantity of niacin, and since it is prepared from raw mangoes it is an excellent source of vitamin C also.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Serving: 1 litre
3 Large Sized Green Mangoes
1 ½-2 Cup Sugar
Salt to Taste
Black Salt to Taste
1 Tbsp. Roasted Cumin Powder
Black Pepper Powder to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Lemon Juice (per glass)
Few Fresh Mint Leaves
Few Ice cubes
|Chop and cook with sugar and mint|
|Blend till to smooth|
|Strain the pulp|
Peel and chop the raw/green mango (roughly). Combine sugar, mint leave, chopped raw mango and water in pressure and cook till 4-5 whistles.
Blend this mixture till to smooth consistency and strain the pulp in another bowl. Add black salt, salt, cumin powder, black pepper and lemon juice and mix well. Add more water and garnish with lemon wedges and ice-cubes.
Note: Adjust the spices and salt according to your taste. If you want to store aam panna as squash or syrup for a week, then avoid add lemon juice and prepare in thick consistency. At the time of serving, add lemon juice. Add water and syrup in 3:1 ratio in separate glasses and serve chilled.