Yes... yet another post on mango.. but this time it is going to be about raw mango . Khatta Aam panna is a refreshing drink that cools your body after a day out in summer. Well I can drink it any time of the year;-). I spent my child hood days in Anushaktinagar in Mumbai. My dad used to work for BARC and hence we stayed in the office staff quarters. We had a great Maharashtrian neighbour. As a child , I used to almost half of my time in their house. They used to make this amazing Aam pannas... yummmmmmmm.. amongst many other wonderful food. This Maharastrian aunt of mine was a great great cook and thats when I fell in love with the maharastrian cuisine;-) Interestingly , during my college days my best friend Preeti was also a Maharastrian . So again through her I again started enjoying Maharastrian cuisine. I still remember, i used to swap my tiffin box for hers heheeh;-) Wonderful Memories!!!
Coming back to the recipe, there are many ways of making aam paana. This is the way I do it;-) Hope you like it.
- 1 big raw mango (about 600 gms)
- Sugar -6-7tbsp or as per taste
- Plain salt or kala namak -as per taste
- Freshly dry roasted cumin powder - as per taste
- A few mint leaves.
- Steam the entire mango(with the seed) in the pressure cooker after peeling out the skin.
- After the mango is cooked, separate the pulp from the seed.
- Now in a blender, add the pulp and the sugar and make a smooth paste and store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready for use.
- To make 1 class of juice: Take some ice in a shaker, add 3/4 cup of water and about 3 tbsp of mango pulp. Add the salt and fresh cumin powder and shake until everything is well incorporated. Pour it in to a glass. Add some roughly chopped mint leaves and serve. If you do not have a shaker, put everything in a blender except the mint leaves and run the blender just till everything mixes well. As mentioned earlier, while serving add a couple of roughly chopped mint leaves in the glass of juice and serve.
- HAPPY SUMMER!!!
I am submitting this recipe to the "Serve it-Chilled " Event hosted by Denny of "Oh Taste N see".
Also sending it to the "mango recipes" event hosted by myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com