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Green Mango Drink

5 Jun

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Pacchi Mamidi Kaya Nillu

A cooling drink made of raw mangoes is quite popular in summer season esp. in North India.. Raw mango is cooked in water till soft and all the cooked pulp is used here. The raw mango pulp is blended with spices, salt and sugar and mixed with cool water to make this refreshing drink. This delicious drink is believed to have several health benefits in ayurveda.
Makes: around 4 Servings of aam panna

Ingredients:

Raw Mango 1
Roasted Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Salt / Black Salt a pinch
Sugar / Demerara Sugar to taste

Method of preparation:

Thoroughly wash the green mango.
Bring to boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pot.
Add the whole mango or chop up the mango into 3 – 4 parts and add to the boiling water.
Boil for around 10 minutes or until skin becomes dark and mango feels soft.
Remove the softened mango from water and cool it.
Gently squeeze out all the mango pulp into a bowl discarding the skin and seed.
Whisk together extracted green mango pulp, 3 – 4 cups of cold water, cumin powder, salt and sugar.
Alternatively, blend all the ingredients together.
Garnish with a pinch of cumin powder and serve over ice cubes.
Notes: Make sure mango is completely cooked before removing from water.

Suggestions: Adjust the ingredients according to the preference. Add more mango pulp or more sugar if necessary.
Variations: Crushed green cardamom seeds, red chilli powder and mint leaves can also be added to the blend.
Other Names: Raw Mango Drink, Aam Panna.