For me summer is synonymous with Aam Panna. I cannot imagine summer without tall glasses of chilled Aam Panna. So here is a step by step recipe for the same
Sharing some Aam Panna from Delhi. I have been in Delhi for some time now, parents haven’t been keeping too well and things have been quite busy taking care of them and making the hospital rounds. Things are finally looking a tad better and I am going back home after 4 weeks, I think the longest I have stayed in mom’s house I have moved to Bangalore.
Delhi currently is brimming with early summer fruits like shahtoot aka mulberry.
The super sweet green ones and below is the other one, the red ones that are sweet with a hint of sourness.
I absolutely love these fruits but then you guys already know that. I think if anything makes summer bearable its the summer fruits. And when we mention summer fruits how can we not talk about the king of fruits mango.
The mangoes are starting to make an appearance in the market. They are still not the best ones but yes good enough to entice big fans likes me. But what’s the best at this time is the raw mango, the super sour green happiness. I bought a kg of them to make aam panna and tweeted that too. I got a lot of requests for the recipes and procedure to make panna. And hence when I live tweeted the next batch I made. Collating it all in a post here is the step by step recipe post of aamPanna.
3 : add half cup sugar to the boiled mangoes
4 : grind the boiled mangoes to a pulp using the mixer
5 : your aam panna concentrate is ready, stays fine upto a week in the fridge or put in ice tray & freeze it till a month.
6 : for every glass of aam panna add 2tbsp of concentrate + 1 tsp sugar + 1/2 tsp black slat + 1/2 tsp roasted jeera + 1/2 tsp chopped pudina.
Serve chilled to beat the heat or with a dash of vodka for the weekend party.
Traditionally aam panna was made with roasted raw mangoes over coal and the flavour of that is outstanding. Though it is tough to replicate that in home, roasting the mangoes in a oven comes pretty close. Though, boiling is a shortcut and reality that is followed in most homes these days.
PS: This is a post from April 2012 which has been corrected for small mistakes and updated with one new picture. I have left the step by step pictures from before for the sake of memory.