Refreshing Mocktail Recipes- Ambi Panna

  • The sweet and sour Indian cooler prepared from raw mangoes
  • SERVES 6-8
  • 1/2 kg raw mangoes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tsp roasted cumin (bhuna jeera) powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • For Garnishing- Mint Sprigs
  • 1. Remove and discard the peel of raw mangoes.
  • 2. Place peeled mangoes in a pressure cooker with 6 cups of water and pressure cook to give 2-3 whistles. Remove from heat.
  • 3. When cool, extract the pulp of the mangoes with the hands and discard the seeds. Mix the pulp and water in the pressure cooker well.
  • 4. Blend the mint leaves to a smooth paste by adding a little water.
  • 5. Add mint, cumin powder, powdered sugar ( or can add granulated sugar when the mixture is slightly warm, it will dissolve easily) and salt. Mix well.
  • 6. Take a muslin cloth or a very fine metal strainer and strain the mixture. Check and adjust the seasonings as a lot depends on the sourness of the mangoes.
  • Chill till the serving time. Pour the panna over ice and garnish with a min sprig.

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