Thursday, May 5, 2011

Aam Ka Panna

With the mercury rising, markets are getting loaded with mangoes. Mangos are loved by children and adults alike. Once the season starts, mangos would sneak their way into our daily menu in some form or the other, be it chutney, kootan, pachadi , a simple manga curry or even better just slice them into wedges and sprinkle some salt and chilly powder. Wow the thought of these mango wedges makes me nostalgic. I am taken back to the days when, all of us cousins would get together at some relatives place for the summer vacation and in the afternoon, while the elders are busy napping, we would raid the kitchen of the mangoes and other goodies. Those were some of the golden days of my life.

Green mangos have myriad health benefits. They are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are also excellent coolants which help to cool our body.


Today’s post is on Mango Panna or Aam ka Panna. This is a popular north Indian drink made especially during summers to beat the summer’s heat. This serves as an excellent mocktail during parties, as it can be prepared beforehand in large quantities and refrigerated. I personally prefer homemade drinks like lassi, chhachh, lemonade etc to the store bought drinks and colas. Now to the recipe

What you will need:

Small round green mangoes – 2
Sugar - 1/2 cup (or according to your taste)
Salt - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 2 tsps
Water
Turmeric powder – a small pinch


Method:

Peel the mangoes and cut out the flesh from both the sides of the mangoes. Cook the mango pieces as well as the seed with a pinch of turmeric powder in a pressure cooker, till soft and mushy. Allow to cool. Now squeeze out all the pulp from the seed and put the entire thing into a blender. Pulse it for a few seconds till the pulp is blended well. Now add sugar and salt according to the sourness of the mango. Pulse it for a few more seconds. Transfer this into a vessel. Add about 3 big glasses of water. You can add more water if the panna is too sour. Check for sweetness. Then refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours.

Roast cumin seeds and powder it coarsely. Add the cumin powder to the panna and stir well. Pour into glasses and serve chilled.

Note:
Some people like to add Kala Namak or Rock salt also. I did not add as I don’t like it’s taste.
Always keep the prepared panna refrigerated else it will get fermented by the end of the day.
Adjust the quantity of sugar, and water depending on the sourness of the mango.


Sending this to Radhika's Fun n Sun, Kuriji's - HRH Healthy Summer
Also sending this to Pari's only Coolers and Mocktails event hosted by Nayana


37 comments:

Priya said...

Omg, feel like grabbing that wonderful looking drink and finishing rite now...wat a wonderful thristy quencher..

Kurinji said...

Mouthwatering here! Superb. I am going to try. If u interested link with HRH-Healthy summer.
Kurinjikathambam, Event : HRH-Healthy Summer, Roundup : HRH-Puffed Rice

Prathibha said...

Love this drink...looks super..

Nandini's Food said...

A very tangy drink...A great recipe...

aipi said...

Perfect with the mercury climbing these days ~ my most fav summer drink!
US Masala

Rajani said...

Simple steps-great drink.
Welcome to Bangalore. Hope you are having good time here.
Rajani.

sangee vijay said...

Tangy refreshing cooooool drink...want to have this rite now....so fresh n tempting !!!

VK said...

Perfect summer drink! Always wanted to give it a try, now your post is tempting me to do it right away!

jeyashrisuresh said...

though i have tasted this i never tried on my own. sounds delicious and refreshing tooo

Biny Anoop said...

wow love it dear...very refreshg

Suja said...

Refreshing drink..perfect

Sobha Shyam said...

nice n refreshing dear...loved it :) do drop at my space when time permits :)

divya said...

wow.. i am drooling here.looks so good..

Pushpa said...

Nice thirst quencher for the warming weather.Very refreshing.

Vidhya said...

Looks so refreshing and delicious.

Swathi said...

Looks delicious Love anything with mango.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy drink,please pass the glass...

Prathima Rao said...

This drink is totally refreshing!!! Thx a ton Kaveri for droping by :) And now i got to know of ur lovely space!! Looking fwd to learning traditional recipes by ur mom & mom-in-law!!! Keep rocking :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Babli said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
I liked aam ka panna very much. Looks lovely and refreshing. Perfect for summer season. Wonderful presentation.

Now Serving said...

Lovely drink!wish I could get some good raw mangoes here :(

Vardhini said...

Thanks for dropping by my space. Drink looks good. Following you ..

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Mehjabeen Arif said...

ooh nice drink.. my friend used to make this for me.. loved it.


New to ur space and Happy to follow u..
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Suman Singh said...

Wow..that looks so refreshing..perfect drink for summer..can't wait to try this..thanks for sharing!

Sarah Naveen said...

Refreshing and yummy!!! Perfect for the summer

Panchpakwan said...

Delicious and fresh drink.

Sneha Benny said...

First time in your blog. What a refreshing drink. Glad to follow you.

ANU said...

Wow!
Very nicely plated....I tried this only once and fell in love with it.....

Happy to follow you......

Drop into my space sometime:
http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/

Mythreyi Dilip said...

your recipe image has been plagiarized here
http://khaopeeyo.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/aam-ka-panna-raw-mango-drink/

Aishu said...

Hello. I'm newly married, basically a Palakkad brahmin myself..I've been trying out some of your recipes and they have all come out well! I'm commenting here for the first time because my husband loves aam panna and he has been bugging me to make it.. Seeing the recipe here has made my day.. Definitely trying it out! Thanks :-)

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