Spiced Green Mango Juice Recipe | Mango Recipes
Its amusing for me in this place, at times, to hear people complain of heat (oh wow! its so hot today!) knowing that many Indians ( including my parents) who would quip something like "Thank God, there is a little sun out. I wish there was some more so that I can remove at least one of my 5 layers!". What's even more amusing is, I cannot take the heat given that I come from one of the hottest places in India. I was at my crabbiest best during the summer months back home and I actually believed that, that was my personality!  Advent to cooler places proved that well, there was something else to blame - heat :) and that in fact I was an angel come for the benefit for mankind ...err...ok that was too much even for me!
Spiced Green Mango Juice Recipe | Mango Recipes
Anyhow, the summer heat back home had its benefits - M.A.N.G.O.E.S. Enough said. Sweetest, luscious mangoes galore. There was a limit line to the number you could eat per day given that mangoes contributed to heat in the body (yeah right! as if we needed more heat!). But this drink made with green mango did the opposite. It cooled you down.  Its an immensely popular drink in the Northern Parts of India and our stay there for considerable number of years let us enjoy it to our heart's content (oh well not really, once you drink it, you are mostly hooked!) All those spices, that tanginess along with a subtle sweetness - aaah! Why would not get addicted?
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  • Serves: 2 people
Ingredients
    For the Base
  • 1 med-large (abt 350 grams) Green mango, washed
  • few ice cubes
  • Abt 2-1/2 cups cold water
    Seasoning - adjust to taste
  • 2 tsp roasted Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Black Salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Sugar, to taste (see Tips)
  • few Mint leaves to garnish (optional)
Tips
1.Water : The amount of water will depend on the consistency you like along with the amount of pulp from the Mango. Keep in mind that the generous addition of ice cubes will dilute the juice when it melts. So add water accordingly.
2.Seasoning : The amount of spices depend largely on how tangy/sour the Mango is. It will also vary on your taste preferences. The idea is create a flavor where you get the sweet and sour balance from the mango and sugar along with the heat of the spices.
3.Sugar : The amount of sugar will depend on the sourness of the mangoes. The firmer the mangoes, more sour it probably will be. Some people tend to use little ripe mango ( when the Green mango is soft when pressed) which will be little sweeter than the unripe ones, you will need to add less sugar.

Optional Seasoning/ Variations
1. Instead of Sugar, try Jaggery. Though traditionally Sugar is added, I prefer Jaggery cos its a natural sweetener and it tends to add nutrition.
2. Instead of Mint leaves, you can add few tsp. of Mint Chutney (to taste).
3. Instead of fresh Mint leaves, you can use dried Mint leaves. Remember a little goes a long way.
4. Some Lemon juice adds a freshness to this drink.
5. Other Indian spices like asafoetida, red chilli powder can also be added. Not traditional but makes for an interesting variation.
6. I have enjoyed few variations which use carom seeds to this drink. Dry roast the seeds in a skillet and when aromatic, grind it into fine powder.
7. I heave heard of another version where Saffron threads, Cardamom powder and Nutmeg powder are used in this recipe instead of the aforementioned spices. I have personally not tried this.
Method
1.

There are 3 ways to go about preparing the mango.
Method 1. Boil the mango. When cooled, peel the skin, mash the pulp (in a processor or with hands), optionally strain and set aside. Go to Step 7.


Method 2. Peel the mango. Pressure cook whole for 2-3 whistles (abt 10 min in med-high heat). Let it cool to room temperature and remove pulp. Go to Step 7.


Method 3. Broil/Roast the mango. In earlier days when Indian women cooked using charcoal, they placed these mangoes in it and roasted them. That is believed to make the best tasting Aam Panna recipe. But now one can probably use the Oven to do the same or like me, use top of a gas burner to roast the mangoes. This is the method I will be showcasing today for this famous drink since I love the smoky flavor that roasting imparts to it. Place the green mango on top of the gas burner

2. Roast it on all the sides until the skin turns black.
3. Cool it to room temperature.
4. Peel the skin.
5. Remove the pulp and place it a processor.
6. Puree it into a smooth consistency.
7. Place generous amount of ice cubes in a serving jar.
8. Add the puree to it.
9. Add the spices along with sugar ( Add a little amount and then adjust according to the taste of mango and your spice preference).
10. Add water and stir until combined.
Garnish with Mint and serve chilled. Spiced Green Mango Juice Recipe | Mango Recipes

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By s. narayan on Mar 31, 2014

Instead of roasting the raw mango on the gas stove, there is an alternate method too. The raw mango can be placed inside a micro wave oven for four minutes; the skin can be peeled; rosted cummin powder, rock salt, jaggery, common salt can be added with the mango pulp and boiled and pureed and then sieved.

By PRIYA....... on Mar 2, 2014

Oh my God........ watering nw itself. will defenitly try it today itself... :-P

By Ravneet on May 30, 2013

I made this today (roasted mangoes in the oven), very time consuming, but love the taste... :-D

By Sheilly on May 22, 2013

How long can the drink be preserved ? Or it has to be consumed fresh?

By poornima on Apr 10, 2013

Followed your microwave version and prepared this yesterday.. Yummm..!

By Deepa G Joshi on Apr 8, 2013

Hey aam panna with a twist..the smokey flavor would add so much to the taste..love the presentation..

By sunita on Apr 3, 2013

Hi I just made it and it tasted damn good, my in-laws went crzy over the dish. :lol:

By raihana on Oct 4, 2012

i am very happy to find your site. the recipes are cool and the photos are beautiful... a work of art! May God bless u for this great work :-D

By vanamala on Jun 28, 2012

i will try....nice refreshing drink

By Archana on Jun 27, 2012

Roasted raw mango in panna. Wow this is new to me. Thanks will make it next season. Mangoes have all fled now and its raining here.

By PJ on Jun 27, 2012

Looks so delicious and cool.Must try this Divi,got a raw mango at home...

By Nilesh on Jun 26, 2012

The way you go about detailing any recipe is, of course excellent, but I also like the spicing in the description too - "and that in fact I was an angel come for the benefit for mankind." We probably could do with a wee bit more of the same. :) It sure brings a smile to any lips - stiff upper lip holder included. :) Thank you so much.

By Divya on Jun 26, 2012

I've never tasted aam ka panna(or maybe I have,not sure)but it sure looks slurp-licious to me!The scorching summer in Chennai never seems to end but I've got used to it by now!

By GayathriNG on Jun 26, 2012

Looks so refreshing n interesting drink... :-P