Aam Panna

Indian summer drink, Aam Panna is made with unripe green mangoes and an assortment of spices. The drink is known for it’s heat-resistant properties.

Aam Panna

I hope you guys are not getting tired of my mango recipes, I promise I will take a break (or I will try!!) after this one. However this recipe is different because it’s not made using ripe mangoes in stead it’s made with raw mangoes. Aam Panna (aam=mango in hindi) is a summer drink which is made in India during summer months to beat the heat. Aam panna is made using those raw green mangoes, we call them kairi. The raw mangoes are cooked and then blended with spices. The spices and raw mangoes have a cooling effect and hence this drink is exclusively made during summers. It also prevents excessive loss of sodium chloride due to excessive sweating. Not to mention, it’s pretty delicious too!

Raw Mangoes

Ever since I have been in the US, I have never actually seen raw mangoes at the stores here. However to my surprise, last week I spotted them at the my local Indian grocery store. I have been craving aam panna so I immediately grabbed few to make this drink at home. The drink actually comes together quite quickly and is little sweet and little spicy. The sweetness and spiciness can be adjusted to taste.

What I like about aam panna is that not only is it easy to make but also stays good in the refrigerator for days. So all you have to do is spend some 15 -20 minutes in the kitchen and then you have a bottle full of delicious aam panna which you can then relish over time. This recipe makes a little thick consistency syrup. To serve aam panna, fill your glass 2/3rd or 3/4th full with his mixture, and fill rest of the glass with cold water and serve.

Aam Panna Recipe

 

Method

Peel the raw mangoes and then cut them into small pieces.

Transfer the cut pieces to a pan and add 1 cup water to it. Cook on medium heat till the mangoes pieces are soft, around 10 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and transfer the softened mango (along with the water in which it was cooked) to a blender. Let it cool down a little.

Aam Panna Recipe-Step-1

Add 3 cups cold water, mint leaves and sugar.

Blend to a smooth paste.

Strain the liquid into another bowl, add cumin powder, black salt and black pepper. Mix till everything is well combined. Aam Panna Recipe-Step-2

Transfer aam panna to a glass bottle and keep refrigerated. To serve, fill 2/3 – 3/4 of a glass with aam panna mixture, fill remaining with cold water and serve chilled with fresh mint leaves.

Aam Panna

* You may adjust the salt and sugar to taste.

Aam Panna

Refreshing Indian summer drink made with raw green mangoes!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 136 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

  • 350 grams raw green mangoes, around 6 small
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon black salt
  • 25-30 mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Peel the raw mangoes and then cut them into small pieces.
  2. Transfer the cut pieces to a pan and add 1 cup water to it. Cook on medium heat till the mangoes pieces are soft, around 10 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat and transfer the softened mango (along with the water in which it was cooked) to a blender. Let it cool down a little.
  4. Add 3 cups cold water, mint leaves and sugar. Blend to a smooth paste.
  5. Strain the liquid into another bowl, add cumin powder, black salt and black pepper. Mix till everything is well combined.
  6. Transfer aam panna to a glass bottle and keep refrigerated.
  7. To serve, fill 2/3rd to 3/4th of a glass with aam panna mixture, fill remaining with cold water and serve chilled with fresh mint leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Aam Panna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 22.5mg27%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Aam Panna

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6 thoughts on “Aam Panna

  1. As soon as I read the first paragraph, I was thinking…now how in the heck did she find unripe mangoes? What a treat! Looks delicious, Manali…perfect for these summer days!

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