Hello, food enthusiasts! 🍽️💕 As the mercury rises, it’s time to bring out the summer favorites, and today, we’re going to explore a traditional Indian summer drink that’s not just refreshing but also loaded with health benefits – Aam ka Panna. And who better to guide us through this journey than the queen of Indian vegetarian recipes, Nisha Madhulika. With her easy-to-follow recipe videos and engaging content, Nisha Madhulika has become a household name in India and beyond. Today, we’re diving into one of her popular videos titled “Aam ka Panna | कैरी का पना । Green Mango Panha । Kairi ka Aapshola”.
Aam ka Panna: A Summer Staple 🌞
Before we delve into the recipe, let’s talk about Aam ka Panna. This drink, made from raw mangoes, is a staple in many Indian households during the summer. It’s known for its heat-resistant properties and is a rich source of vitamins C and B, which help improve immunity and digestion. Moreover, it’s incredibly refreshing and can be a great way to beat the summer heat. The tangy flavor of raw mangoes, combined with the aromatic spices, makes Aam ka Panna a delightful summer cooler.
The Health Benefits of Aam ka Panna 🍏
Aam ka Panna is not just a tasty beverage; it’s also packed with numerous health benefits. The raw mango pulp is rich in vitamin C, which boosts immunity and keeps your skin healthy. The addition of spices like black pepper and cumin aids digestion, while mint leaves add a refreshing flavor and have cooling properties. Moreover, Aam ka Panna is an excellent remedy for heat stroke and dehydration, making it a must-have during the scorching summer months.
Preparing Aam ka Panna: Step-by-Step Guide 🍹
Now, let’s dive into the recipe as shared by Nisha Madhulika:
- Preparation: Start by peeling the raw mangoes, removing the seed, and cutting off the pulp. Boil the pulp in water until it becomes tender. Add black peppercorns and roughly chopped ginger to the boiling pulp. Let it simmer for about 7-8 minutes.
- Grinding: Once the pulp cools down, place it in a mixer jar along with sugar and soaked fennel seeds. Grind everything finely and strain the mixture through a sieve. Discard the leftover thread and fiber of mango on the sieve.
- Mixing: Add water to the strained mixture. Take some fresh mint leaves and a cup of water in a mixer jar and churn them a little. Add this mint water mixture to the vessel, followed by black salt, cardamom powder, and roasted cumin powder. Mix everything really well.
- Serving: To serve the Aam ka Panna, pour it into a glass, add 2-3 ice cubes, garnish with a mint sprig, and enjoy this refreshing drink!
Enjoying Aam ka Panna: Tips and Suggestions 🌴
Aam ka Panna is best served chilled. You can prepare the concentrate in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Whenever you want to enjoy the drink, just dilute it with some water, add ice cubes, and your refreshing Aam ka Panna is ready! You can also adjust the sweetness according to your preference by adding more or less sugar.
For an extra touch of flavor, you can add a few drops of lemon juice or garnish the drink with fresh mint leaves. If you want to experiment, you can also add a dash of chaat masala or black salt to give it a tangy twist.
This recipe is not just about making a drink; it’s about enjoying the process and treating yourself to a homemade, refreshing, and healthy summer beverage. So, why not give it a try?
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Stay cool and refreshed this summer with Aam ka Panna! 🥭🍹💕
Credits: Recipe and insights are taken from Nisha Madhulika’s video “Aam ka Panna | कैरी का पना । Green Mango Panha । Kairi ka Aapshola”.