Raw Mango Panna or Aam Panna or Kairi Panna – it is the ultimate drink to survive summers. There are many options available. You can have Thandai, bel juice, watermelon juice, Shikanji, Mojitos but Panna is still my favorite among these. Made with raw mango it is sweet, sour, and salty. This drink will tickle all your taste buds leaving you refreshed and satisfied.
What is Aam ka Panna | Raw Mango Panna | Kairi Panna
Panna is an Indian Summer Drink made with Raw mangoes. Mango pulp is boiled and then some Flavourings and sugar is added. It is served cold. It has a very cooling effect on the body and helps against heat stroke.
when I was studying in college I used to return home after 2 or3 o clock in summer. My mother would keep a jug of Panna or Thandai ready in the fridge for me. Even now when I go to my parent’s house she prepares the Panna in the morning (now she has to prepare 2 jugs as my kids love it as much as I do) so that we can have it whenever we feel like it. I think she makes the best Panna in the world. I have used her recipe for Panna.
Aam panna is good for health
Raw mango is very high in vitamin C which increases immunity and is good for skin health. Black Salt, Roasted Cumin Powder and Mint powder all help in digestion.
What is the best time to have Aam Panna
We always have it in daytime as late at night it can cause acidity. It has raw mango and is rich in Vitamin C. My mother always served it during daytime and I have been following the same practice. But It is more of a personal choice.
Why Raw mango Panna | Kairi Panna is a perfect Summer drink
Raw/Green Mango Panna is not only tasty and refreshing but it is healthy also. As it is made with raw mangoes it is a good source of vitamin C. It also helps in heatstroke. Bhuna jeera powder added in Panna is good for digestion. Mint powder helps in keeping the body cool. It is also extensively used in Raitas because of this property. Rock salt helps in controlling your blood pressure. It is considered better than regular table salt.
How to make Raw Mango Panna/ Aam Panna/ Kairi Panna
Preparation time: 2-3 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes about 6 glasses
2 raw green mangoes
1 cup sugar ( my family likes it sweet. you can start with 3/4 cup and then add according to your taste. It also depends on how sour your raw mangoes are.)
salt to taste
a pinch of black pepper powder (my mother adds this but I don’t as my younger son does not like it. You can use it according to your preference)
½ tsp kaala namak (rock salt)
1 tsp bhuna jeera (roasted cumin powder)
½ tsp pudina powder( Mint powder made by grinding dry mint leaves)
water to dilute the Panna
To make Raw Mango Panna
Wash and peel the raw mangoes. Cut slices of mangoes and boil in water till they are soft. Or you can cook them in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes (1 whistle on high and 2 on the slow flame). Strain the pulp when it is cold enough to handle.
Add sugar, salt, black salt, bhuna jeera, and pudina powder to the Panna. Taste and adjust the spices as per your taste. Kaala Namak, bhuna jeera, and pudina powder add flavor to Panna and if possible do not skip them. Dilute it according to your taste.
Let it cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving.
Serve chilled with ice and mint leaves.
Raw Mango Panna | Aam Panna | Kairi Panna
- 2 raw green mangoes
- 1 cup sugar start with ¾ cup and then add more
- Salt to taste
- a pinch black pepper powder optional
- ½ tsp Kaala Namak rock salt
- 1 tsp bhuna Jeera roasted cumin powder
- ½ tsp Pudina powder Mint powder made by grinding dry mint leaves
- water to dilute the Panna
- mint leaves
Cook Raw mango for panna
- Wash and peel the raw mangoes.
- Cut slices of mangoes and boil in water till they are soft.
- Or you can cook them in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes (1 whistle on high and 2 on the slow flame).
- Strain the pulp when it is cold enough to handle.
- Add sugar, salt, black salt, bhuna jeera and pudina powder to the Panna.
- Taste and adjust the spices as per your taste.
- Dilute it according to your taste.
- Let it cool in the fridge for 2-3 hours before serving.
- Serve chilled with ice and mint leaves.
2. My family likes Panna sweet. You can start with 3/4 cup of sugar and then add according to your taste. It also depends on how sour your raw mangoes are.
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