This is a summer cooler and helps greatly in beating the heat in summers. At home we avoid the unhealthy Fizz drinks and try to use natural ingredients gifted by mother nature like watermelons, coconuts, melons, cucumber, lemons since all these fruits are natural cooling agents.
Ingredients : Makes 1 ltr (1000 ml bottle ) Serves 3-4
Raw Mango – 1 large or 2 medium sized
Crushed Powdered Cardamoms – 2-3
Roasted Cumin (Jeera) Powder – ¼ tsp
Black Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp (as per your taste)
Black Salt / Rock Salt – ¼ tsp ( as per your taste)
Organic Powdered Jaggery/Sugar – ½ cup …add more for more sweetness
Wash the raw mangoes well in water. Steam the raw mangoes in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles till they become completely soft and it becomes easy to peel off the skin. If you do not have access to pressure cooker, you can also cut the raw mangoes into pieces and boil them in a pan and then remove the skin. Discard the seed.
Now, blend the mango pulp, cardamom, roasted cumin, pepper, salt and jaggery to a smooth paste.
Add 3-4 glasses and water to the paste and mix well. Pour in a bottle and chill till further use.
Serve the Raw Mango/Aam ka Panna drink cold.
Instead of adding water to the blended paste, you can store the mango blend paste in an air tight bottle like a concentrate/preserve and before serving, add 1 tbsp of the preserve to one glass of water. Stir well and add ice cubes.
Jaggery is a better substitute for sugar since it gives an instant iron boost to the body.
Raw mangoes are rich in Vitamin C and Iron.