Monday, June 6, 2011

Khatta Aam panna

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. 1 big raw mango (about 600 gms)
  2. Sugar -6-7tbsp or as per taste
  3. Plain salt or kala namak -as per taste
  4. Freshly dry roasted cumin powder - as per taste
  5. A few mint leaves.
  1. Steam the entire mango(with the seed) in the pressure cooker after peeling out the skin.
  2. After the mango is cooked, separate the pulp from the seed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

I am submitting this recipe to the "Serve it-Chilled " Event hosted by Denny of "Oh Taste N see".
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Also sending it to the "mango recipes" event hosted by


  1. Good one dear!!! ur recipes makes us go back in memories as well......Keep up the great wrk dear!!!

  2. Thanks dear for those encouraging words.. means alot!!

  3. Hey, Shubha, thanks for dropping by and trying out the bread . I'm glad that you liked it. Do post it in ur blog and yes, u can link it to mine.
    Aam panna is the best drink for summers and urs looks so inviting.