Aam Panna is made with unripe or semi-ripe mangoes. It is a slightly tart, salty and sweet drink that is helpful for maintaining a good balance of electrolytes and hydrating in summer. Ready within minutes, it is a must try summer drink!
Step one is to wash the mangoes.Pick hard mangoes with red-green skin. Wash and pat dry.
Cook the mangoes – roast or boil. This is the only cooking involved in making aam panna. Roast on fire or in the oven under broiler until skin starts to char. Or boil in a pot of water.
Cool and peel the mangoes. Then scrape off all the pulp. Use hands to pulp or just slice the pulp off with a knife and then scrape off as much as you can using a fork being careful not too pull too many of the hair.
While still warm, transfer all the pulp to a deep bowl, season and add mint. Then blend with an immersion blender.
If working with pulp after it cools, transfer to a saucepan, add salt and sugar and blend. Then warm up for a minute to dissolve all the sugar. Take off the heat and proceed to add mint and blend again.
Cool completely before storing in an air tight jar or bottle. Keep refrgerated and use within 3 weeks.
To drink, add 1 to 2 tbsp per glass, mix water, stir. Adjust salt and sugar. Add ice if needed.