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Aam Panna, The Green Cooler!!

Aam Panna, The Green Cooler!!

While the heat is catching up with all of us, ‘Aam Panna' can be an excellent summer chiller! Apart from being a refreshing drink, it has various health benefits.

• It is an effective remedy for heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
• As it is high in electrolytes and vitamin C, it reverses dehydration and maintains electrolyte balance
• This drink, being popular in northern India, is known to treat gastrointestinal disturbances and certain blood disorders.
• It is considered as a tonic as it builds resistance against tuberculosis, cholera, dysentery and anaemia.

Here is a quick recipe for this delicious drink.

Ingredients:

• Raw mangoes: 2 medium sized
• Jaggery: As per taste
• Black salt: 1 ¼ tsp
• Roasted cumin powder: 1 ¼ tsp
• Roasted black pepper powder: As per taste.

Method:
• Pressure cook the mangoes till soft. Allow it cool down.
• Remove the pulp from the skin and seed. Grind it to a fine paste.
• In a bowl, add ¾ cup of water, mango pulp and jaggery as per your taste and bring it to boil.
• Allow this mixture to cool at room temperature
• To prepare a glass of ‘Aam Panna', add 4tbsps of this mixture. Add ¼ teaspoon of cumin powder, black pepper and black salt. Add 1 ¼ cup of chilled water and mix well.
• Pour into a glass with crushed ice and serve.

Note: This prepared mixture can be stored in refrigerator for 3-4 days and for about a week when stored in deep freezer.