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Beat the Heat Series ~ Kairi ka Panna/ Aam ka Panna

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This is a thirst quencher for hot summer days. Of which there seems to be no end in sight in my part of the world. But since there are mangoes as compensation, I will not crib just a little :).

Raw mangoes are almost on the wane now, so before they finish, i made kairi ka panna. Its an easy to make drink that can be made and stored in the fridge, either as a concentrate or diluted in a ready to drink form. It keeps in the fridge for about 10 days in a closed bottle.

Kairi ka Panna

1 cup pulp of raw mangoes (i skinned and sliced about 2 medium sized raw mangoes)

3/4 cup sugar (adjust according to the tartness of the mango)

2 cups water

large pinch of salt

in a pan (i use the pressure cooker and cook upto 3 whistles) add the mango pulp, sugar and the water and boil till the mango is fully cooked. cool and add to the liquidiser and pulse till it forms a frothy mix. this will be like a thick sauce. add the salt, check and adjust salt / sugar. this is now the concentrate.

To serve: dilute with chilled water in a 1:5 ratio, top with ice and serve. Alternatively dilute the whole amount with 1.5 litres of water and store in bottles.

Note: a lot of recipes will call for a spice mix of pepper, black salt and cumin to be added, but i prefer it plain. go ahead and add the spices if you enjoy it.

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  1. This is my all-time favorite summer drink. Learnt to roast the green mangoes on open fire from my Mum and then use the pulp. Smoky and absolutely stunning.

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  2. Girl, it is really hot in these parts here too and that drink would definitely be refreshing.

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  3. I make it with raw mango instead of mango pulp. I also add mint. It is slightly more tangy, and green to look at. I have blogged about my recipe – if you’re interested.

    http://mylifeandspice.blogspot.com/2010/08/refreshing-goodbye-to-summer.html

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  4. awesome picture. when my mum makes panha it’s green… will get the recipe from her and share. the drink. and the recipe if you like.

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    • thanks darling! one of the raw mangoes i used was yellowish hence the colour, otherwise its a pale green only

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  5. That’s the drink I need right now. Weather at its worst in Vizag. :( Planning on making Aam ka Panna tomorrow. Lovely picture, Aru.

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    • how i wish i could send you some sailu! the heat has abated to a large extent here… i hope you have better weather too..

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