Summer is the time to enjoy some refreshing drinks and one of my favorite is Aam panna. It is an Indian summer drink made with raw mango pulp. I was fortunate to get these “neelam” mangoes from a mango farm. They were still raw, sour and perfect to make aam panna..
Aam panna is a tasty and healthy drink which helps to fight against the intense Indian summer heat. It also quenches your thirst and protects you from heat stroke. So, sharing an easy recipe to make this refreshing drink at home. Do try it out and share your feedback.
Aam Panna Recipe
- Raw mangoes - 2
- Cumin seeds powder / Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
- Black pepper powder - 1 tsp
- Himalayan Black salt/ kala namak - 1/2 tsp
- Asafoetida/ hing - 1/8 tsp
- Sugar - 1/4 cup
- Lemon - 1 sliced for garnishing
- Mint leaves - 1/2 cup for garnishing
Clean and pressure cook mangoes till they are soft and can be easily mashed. Let them cool down completely. Discard the skin and seed. Add the pulp in a bowl and mash it nicely.
Add cumin powder, pepper powder, black salt, asafoetida and sugar. Mix it well till sugar is dissolved. Store this preserve in a cool place or refrigerate it.
Dissolve 2 tbsp of this drink in one glass of chilled water. You can also add ice-cubes, lemon slices and few mint leaves before serving.
Adjust the sweetness according to your taste.