Aam Panna | Green Mango Concentrate

Aam Panna is an Indian summer drink made out of raw mangoes. We can prepare the concentrate and preserve it for a long time and use it as and when we feel like having Aam Panna.
Not only is this very refreshing,its also a very good source of hydration during the scorching summer heat. I have also read that it helps prevent heat strokes and energises the body and maintains the body temperature.
There are no external preservatives involved in the making of the concentrate hence making it a very safe option for children as well.
Turn them into Popsicles using the popsicle maker and kids would love to lick and enjoy after their playtime during the afternoon hours and elders can enjoy it as a drink with some ice cubes.

This post details the step by step method to make the concentrate and also the preparation of Aam Panna from the concentrate.
Make sure to store the CONCENTRATE in a dry and clean glass or food grade plastic bottle and keep it under refrigeration away from external moisture.

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Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30-40 mins
Makes : 750 ml concentrate
Complexity : Medium

Ingredients
1 large raw mango
2 cups sugar / 200 gms approx
1 tablespoon roasted jeera powder
1/2 tablespoon roasted pepper powder
1 tsp rock salt / normal salt
1/2 tsp kaala namak (optional)
2 cups water / 400 ml water

Method
Peel the skin of the mango and grate it finely using the grater.
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In a vessel add this grated mango and a cup of water and nicely cook it until the mangoes are nicely cooked.

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Now add the sugar and mix it well and cook it for about 5-10 minutes or until it starts frothing and begins to boil.Keep stirring at intervals.
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Next add the rock salt,pepper powder,jeera powder and mix it well and cook for another 3-4 minutes on simmer. I had dried pudina/mint leaves which I added by crushing it with my hands. It gave an extra punch and minty flavor to the concentrate.
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Take it off the flame and cool it well before bottling the concentrate. Make sure the bottle is dry and clean before bottling it.

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How to  Make the Aam Panna Drink?

  • Take about 2-3 tablespoons of the concentrate in a glass and add chilled water to it.
  • Add some ice cubes if you like and serve chilled.
  • You may add some fresh mint leaves for the extra zing .
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12 comments :

  1. I am waiting for the summer to come in so I can make this refreshing panna.

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  2. Even am waiting for summer to make this, one of my most favourite drink.

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  3. I love aam panna, and enjoyed reading about it again..very nice one.

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  4. It's in my todo list for long. Yours looks delicious and bookmarked to try on summer.

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  5. Yum the drink to wait for in summer. Love it.

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  6. I think I had this once at an Indian cafe here one summer. I remember it was a really hot summer day and while the beverage was cooling - that mix of sweet and savory in a beverage was something my American palate did not like. But maybe I need to try it again...it does look so good!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Chef! You may adjust the sugar level as per your liking incase you want your beverage to be sweet. Get me your feedback if you make it and am sure you will like it :-)

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  7. My MIL used to make it and I tasted it so many times and fell in love with it.

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  8. Can't wait to get some raw mangoes to make it this summer.

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  9. Thanks for the share. Looking for this recipe and here it its. Can't wait to try this.

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    1. happy that my post was helpful to your find...do enjoy this summer drink

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  10. Perfect summer thirst quencher. It looks amazing.

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