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Aam Panna Recipe - Homemade Indian Mango Drink

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! 
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aam, aam panna, cooling, cooling drinks, drink, easy recipes, homemade, hydration, mango, summer drinks, summer recipes
Servings: 10 glasses
Author: Kanika Samra


  • Immersion or Jar Blender
  • Oven broliler


  • 2-3 Unripe or semi-ripe Mangoes use Tommy Atkins in the US
  • 7-8 Tbsp Sugar Adjust to taste
  • 1-2 tsp Salt Adjust to taste
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Kala Namak / Rock Salt Adjust to taste
  • 10-15 Mint leaves Cleaned and roughly chopped
  • Black pepper
  • Pinch Cumin powder Optional
  • Pinch Red chili powder Cayenne or milder, Optional


  • 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.



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