Project: Summer 30
Drink – Aam Phal Ka Panna/ A Spiced Up Mango Drink
I bought some mangoes from the market the other day but they were very sour when I tasted. So with those mangoes, I tried a new version of aam panna. It had a wonderful flavor and took in every spice I added quite magnanimously; I had an impression that mangoes are very rich in flavor and dominate the dish. I have not heard or read or tasted of such an aam panna, it is purely my version with fruit mangoes and a mix of spices. Please let me know if anyone who reads this has come across aam phal ka panna.
Athikaram: 2 – Vaan Sirappu
சிறப்பொடு பூசனை செல்லாது வானம்
வறக்குமேல் வானோர்க்கும் ஈண்டு.
If the sky fails to rain, the festivals and daily worship of the celestial beings therein shall cease too.
- 1. Fully ripe mangoes - 3 (Sour and flavorful ones would be great)
- 2. Salt to taste - 1 tsp
- 3. Black salt - 1 tsp
- 4. Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
- 5. Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp
- 6. Dry ginger powder - 1 tsp
- 7. Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
- 8. Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
- 9. Jaggery - 1/3 cup
- 10.Chilled water - 1 1/2 litre
- 11. Mango slices for garnish (optional)
- Dry roast cumin seeds and fennel seeds and pound them with mortar and pestle as much as possible. Keep aside.
- Wash, peel the mangoes and cube them; put them in a mixer jar along with jaggery and a cup of water until it is blended smoothly. Strain the juice using a mesh.
- Add to it cumin-fennel powder, salt, black salt, chili powder, dry ginger powder, cardamom powder and stir well. Dilute with chilled water and filter again if you want a smooth drink.
- Taste and adjust taste, this is a crucial step because depending on the mango's taste and one's own taste spices have to be balanced well.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.