Sunday, 26 May 2013

Aam Panna : Summer Cool Drinks

Aam Panna is an Indian drink renowned for its heat resistant properties. It is made from green mangoes and is used as a tasty and healthy beverage to fight against the intense Indian summer heat. Apart from being tasty this drink also looks good due to its refreshing light green colour.
Aam panna which is prepared using raw mangoes, sugar and an assortment of spices is an effective remedy for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It also quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of
sodium chloride and iron during summers due to excessive sweating.

Ingredients -

Raw mango - 5-6
Mint leaves - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup or to taste
black salt ( kala namak)- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds roasted and crushed - 1 tsp
Black pepper corns roasted and crushed - 1/2 tsp
ice cubes - 2 per glass

Method -

1. Wash the mangoes and put in a pressure cooker 

    with a glass of water.
2. Keep the flame high and let it come to a  whistle.
3. take it off the heat and open it after 2 minutes.
4. Throw the water it's been boiled in and let it come to
    room temperature.
5. Take out all the pulp from the seed and skin using 

    little water if necessary.
6. Grind to a smooth paste in a grinder and strain it with
    a metal strainer in a big pan.
7. Grind mint leaves to a smooth paste using little water.
8. Add approx 1 litter of water, sugar, ground mint 

    leaves to the mango pulp.
9. Put this aam panna in a bottle or jug and refrigerate.

    It can be stored for 2-3 days.
10. while serving, put it in tall glasses, sprinkle the 

     black salt, crushed cumin and peppercorn seeds,
     pop in the ice cubes, garnish with mint leaves, 
     enjoy this sweet n sour drink n Voila u r ready to
     brave the heat!!!!


  1. Brave this scorching heat with this Tasty Aam Panna!!!!

  2. Very Refreshing and my fav, perfect for the season.

    Event : Mango Delights

  3. Love panna ! Yours looks delicious! I also have recipe in drafts and post soon....



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