Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Cooking with mangoes requires  a bit of skill and cautiousness as you are dealing with a pulpy fruit, it is interesting and messy also at times; some Chefs say immerse in Cold water it is easier to peel and some say heat it in an oven , the best is to use own judgement after seeing the fruit in ones hand. Even the great Summer drink Panna has many recipes from our Old Traditional to the latest on Sanjeev Kapoors  Website, Gordon Ramsay of Hell's Kitchen  might have a recipe too............ But try this one for AAM PANNA
                                                                 AAM PANNA
Raw Mangoes   2 nos ( Medium size)
Jeera Powder   1tsp
Pepper   1 tsp (crushed)
Asafoetida   a pinch
Sugar   1/2 cup
Black Salt 1/2 tsp

-Wash the mango, cut it into chunks removing the seed away.Boil this with 2 cups of water, then remove the skin extract the pulp and strain; cool it.
-In a blender add the sugar, the pulp, cumin powder,black salt, crushed pepper, asafoetida  and blend well.
-Now the Concentrate is ready and should be able to serve 5 tall glasses... now go ahead divide into 5 glasses top it with chilled water and serve; one can add crushed ice and garnish of your choice.
NOTE--If you want to substitute for a salty taste just omit the sugar and add salt to taste