Friday, April 22, 2011

A Friday evening and some raw mangoes

A lazy Friday evening, with the entire day spent without any human interaction. Ummmm... I like lazr Fridays. Unfortunately, my joy at having a lazy, long weekend ends here as I have to work tomorrow. Groan! Don't ask.

To cheer myself up, I am making some Aam Panha, an awesome Mango drink that can lace a gloomy, work ridden Saturday with sweet-sour joy. And you know what, it's so easy to make! So get those Raw mangoes home and get going.

Kairipanhe

For roughly 6 to 8 servings of the Panha, you need,

Raw mango Pulp - 1 cup. 
Jaggery or sugar - 3/4 to 1 Cup - Quantity will depend on the sourness of the mangoes and your sweet tooth. 
Saffron strands - 1/4 tsp 
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp 
Salt - a pinch

Boil water in a pot. Put in the raw mangoes, skin and all, and let them boil till they are soft. Should take about 10-15 minutes.If you don't have that kind of patience, you can pressure cook the mangoes.

Once the mangoes are cool, remove the skin and seed and keep the pulp. Blend the pulp well with the jaggery in the blender. Add cardamom powder and saffron. The thick pulp is ready. You can keep it in the fridge and to serve, add about ¼ glass pulp into a glass and top with ice and cold water. Make sure you stir the miture well. You can add Rock salt or black pepper powder for extra flavor and taste. 

I will hopefully be done with work at a decent hour, because I want to try a new chicken recipe for dinner tomorrow. Sunday morning, I plan to go to the Organic Market to get supplies for the week. So, what are your weekend plans?

24 comments:

Bombchell said...

it sounds delicious! went out yesterday so this weekend, just study, write papers, take an exam, then easter holiday :)

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Prati, I can promise you I will try my best to recreate it accurately.:-) Thank you for sharing it with me.You sound very happy and I am so glad to see that you are njoying all this things in life! Sending you million huggs.:-)

Audrey Allure said...

That sounds refreshing & delicious!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

A Friday evening and mangoes sounds pretty perfect!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

MyStyle said...

Hi there-yum, your drink looks and sounds delicious! Hope you're having a good week too x

shikha said...

wow.. now that seems yummy..

Kavery said...

Takes me back to my Bombay days. Yummy!

Sunaina said...

Nice comment! :P This mango drink looks delish, will definitely try it out next weekend!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Mmmm...this sounds incredible - such a scrummy way to unwind! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Sounds yummy, darling!

Hope you have a fabulous week too!

xoxox,
CC

Bonnie said...

Ahhhhh. This sounds amazing. I'm SO jealous.

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Tights Lover said...

I absolutely love mangoes! That drink sounds so good!

Anna of IHOD said...

Hi Pratishta!
That drink sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing this new to me recipe!
Hope you have a fantastic week!
<3

Taj Acosta said...

Wow this sounds really good! I need one of these tonight! Hope you are having a great week so far dear! xo

Mirror of Fashion said...

Looks very yummy!

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SabinePsynopsis said...

Yum. This recipe will immediately be added to my most favourite summer drinks... Now we just need a proper summer here in the UK!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oh, this looks amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe. I will definitely be making this drink this week. :)

Venus In Virgo said...

Great recipe! I'm going to try it. I love days without any human interactions too! XOXO

My Republic of Fashion said...

That mango drink looks amazing. So refreshing.... :)SarahD

antics of the moon said...

lovely drinks!

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Haute World said...

I need to try this recipe, the drink looks absolutely delicious and I'm a huge fan of mangoes. Hope you had a wonderful relaxing weekend!

Leather & Lace said...

whoa want to try these now!
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

That's sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for the warmer weather we're experiencing here :)