Aam ka panna is a very refreshing mango drink. It acts as a coolant especially in summer when the mercury hits high. They are made from raw mangoes that have a sour -sweet taste and with mint leaves. Mangoes are cooked prior to being blended. Cooking them in the microwave gets it done easily.
The high power or 100% power in the recipe refers to an output of 900watts. So adjust the time for cooking according to the specifications of your microwave oven.
1 whole big raw mango
3/4 cup of sugar
1 fist full fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon roasted and powdered cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon black salt/ Kala namak
Water as required
Choose firm, green skinned mangoes. They should be raw and hard to press.
Wash, peel and chop the mango into small slices.
Place the slices in a microwave proof utensil, add 1 cup of water to it.
Cover and cook the mango on 100% power for 4 minutes.
Add sugar, black salt and roasted cumin seeds powder and microwave covered on 80% power for 5 minutes.
Allow to stand a further 5 minutes.
Cool them outside the microwave.
Blend this mixture along with mint leaves in a blender.
Transfer to clean bottles and store in the refridgerator.
To serve, mix 1 part of juice to 3 parts of very cold water.
Pour in glasses and enjoy.
The salt and sugar can be varied as required.