Aam Panna

Ingredients:
  • 5 to 6 raw mangoes (medium sized)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili powder or cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
Method:
  • Put the raw mangoes in a pan. Add water to cover them and briong the pan to a boil. 
  • Keep the pan simmering on medium heat for about 10 to 15 mins. 
  • Retrieve the mangoes from the pan. Peel and stone them. Mash the pulp.
  • Add the chopped mint, cumin powder, chili powder, sugar and salt . 
  • Mix everything well. (this pulp can be stored in the fridge for a week)
  • While serving the Aam Panna, Fill the glass upto 1/3rd with the prepared mango pulp. 
  • Add some ice cubes and fill the glass with water. Stir to mix well. 
  • Garnish with some mint leaves!
Aam Panna is a typical summer drink in India. Mangoes are available in abundance in the summer season here. There are a lot of drinks and dishes prepared with raw and ripe mangoes during that period.

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