Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aam Ka Panna/ Green Mango Cooler

The sun has been shining very bright here, mercury is rising very fast and soon it will be 48-49 degrees temperature. During supermarket trips my shopping basket is being full of juices and soft drinks too , but I think nothing can quench thirst much better other than our Indian drinks like Lassi, panagam, jal jeera, lemon juice, thandai and aam ka panna.

This green mango cooler or aam ka panna is made in different ways in different parts of our country. Some people make it plain with only sugar and salt, others make it with spices, some with herbs and even some with both spices and herbs. I make mine with both spices and herb like mint.

The spices like cumin, carom have got excellent digestive properties and mint has got cooling qualities. Aam ka panna is very helpful in case of heat stroke. I used slightly ripe green mango which gave excellent colour to the drink.


Ingredients:

Raw Green Mango- 2 Big
Water- 4 Big Glasses
Sugar- 1/2 cup or according to the sourness of the mangoes
Rock Salt- 1/4 tsp
Salt- According to taste
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp( Roasted and ground)
Black Peppercorns- 10 (Roasted and ground)
Carom Seeds (Ajwain)- 1/2tsp (Roasted and ground)
Mint- 2-3 sprigs
Ginger- 1 Inch piece chopped

Procedure:
  • Pressure cook the mangoes with some water for 4-5 whistles or till they turn very soft .
  • Once the mangoes have cooled down peel off the skin and squeeze out the entire pulp in a big saucepan.
  • Add in water in the pulp and add sugar. Keep the saucepan on heat and stir till the sugar is dissolved.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved add in other ingredients and keep on heat for another 3-4 minutes. Switch off the gas.
  • Strain the panna and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled keep in the refrigerator and serve chilled with ice.

Sending this refreshing cooler and also my thandai and strawberry lassi to Kurinji's HRH-Healthy Summer Event
Radhika tickling palates Fun N Sun Event



33 comments:

  1. Green mango cooler/juice is new to me... love it being so simple and perfect!

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  2. hmmm...well said nothing can equals to our indian drink to quench thirst...this drink is excellent for hot sunny day...thanx for the useful tips too :)

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  3. Delicious looking panna.some thing new to me.

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  4. Refreshing drink...great on a sunny day...

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  5. see a tangy panna water is coming in the mouth refreshing drink in summer

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  6. Delicious drink, love to have it now.

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  7. WOW...so refreshing and delicious:)

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  8. Oh please quench my thirst with this glass of yum! Wish we would get more mangoes here :((
    Thanks for the virtual drink dear and cheers :)))

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  9. Very refreshing and hearty drink,loving it.

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  10. This sounds like a very refreshing drink!

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  11. so refreshing and delicious drink !! awesome clicks !!

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  12. flavourful delicious like the spice

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  13. Wow, it must be wonderful! Nice!

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  14. Feel like finishing that irresistible cooler, tempting!

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  15. Perfect thirst quenchers. Tempting pictures

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  16. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH ! This is one of my fav summer drinks and back in India I use buy the concentrated juice that used to come in a bottle and drink the whole summer. Your recipe is going straight to my wish list :)

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  17. Perfect drink with the mercury climbing these days- liked the addition of ajwain here..
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  18. Hi Raji, A perfect soothing aam panna. its looking so gud, cant wait to make one glass for myself soon...cheers !

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  19. Very refreshing drink. never made this at home

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  20. Perfect cooler. Using slightly ripe mangoes is also a good idea.

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  21. Delicious and refreshing drink in summer.

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  22. What a refreshing drink..Perfect for hot summers ..love the color.

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  23. I guess I need that here in Austin too! I feel thirsty already- an interesting drink!

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  24. o wowee- nice cooler to ward off the scorching sun!

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  25. Nice recipe and new to me. Thanks for linked with HRH-Healthy summer dear.Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer

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  26. Thanks for following my blog--you've got a lovely space yourself! Panna is one of my favorite summer drinks, and your recipe here looks really, really refreshing! :)

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