Aam Panna | Aam Poda Shorbot

Aam Panna or Aam Poda Shorbot is one of the most popular Summer Drink in India. Prepared with raw mango purée, it’s refreshing and totally uplifts your taste bud. And it helps your tummy cool during those hot summer days.

Aam Panna | Aam Poda Shorbot

On a hot summer day, just water is very important, but it can get a little boring. So we find different ways to stay hydrate through healthy drinks.

Aam Panna is the term used in most part of India, while Aam Poda Shorbot is the West Bengal version.

The difference is that in most part of India, they would boil the green mango. While in West Bengal, we make the Aam Poda Shorbot by charring the green mango in open fire.

Charring definitely adds a subtle smoky aroma to the drink, which goes so well with the rest of the spices.

Aam Panna

Ingredients you need for Aam Panna Concentrate 

Green Mango

Fresh mint leaves

Black Salt

Chaat masala or Bengali Bhaja Moshla

Sugar

HERE IS THE VIDEO of Aam Poda Concentrate 

Do keep in mind that once you roast or boil the green mango, it will not stay that gorgeous vibrant green any longer. It changes to yellow-ish.The store bought Aam Panna will always be vibrant green, because of the food color that goes in.

Aam Poda Concentrate

Aam Poda Concentrate

I prefer to make the Aam Poda Concentrate and save in a bottle in the refrigerator for couple weeks. The concentrate can then be used to prepare the simple Aam Panna drink, or use in a cocktail.

It can also be used to prepare popsicles or granitas.

If you enjoy spicy food and drinks, you can char couple green chilies along with the green mango.

Aam Panna

What is black salt? 

One key ingredient that goes in most of these summer coolers is black salt. Don’t go by the name because it’s more dark purple in color and when grounded, it turns into this lovely pink color.

It’s a type of rock salt that’s being infused with herbs and spices, which makes it quite medicinal.

It might not be easily available everywhere, in which case, plain salt or Himalayan salt would work too.

Whatever spices or herb you choose, just keep it low profile or else you will not be able to enjoy the flavor of fresh raw mangoes.

VIDEO OF AAM PODA SHORBOT 

Aam Poda Shorbot

How to make Aam Panna / Aam Poda Shorbot 

It’s a very easy drink to make once you have the concentrate ready to be used.

Just add a couple spoon of the Aam Poda Concentrate along with ice cube, lemon slices and then pour either water or soda or sparkling water.

You can add more sugar or salt based on your tastebud.

I like to rim the glass with Tajin powder, and it helps to add that subtle heat at every sip.

Raw Mango Cooler (Aam Panna)

Raw Mango Cooler (Aam Panna)

Yield: Serves 6 tall glasses
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Aam Panna or Aam Poda Shorbot is one of the most popular Summer Drink in India. Prepared with raw mango purée, it’s refreshing and totally uplifts your taste bud. And it helps your tummy cool during those hot summer days.

Ingredients

  • 2 raw green mangoes
  • handful of fresh mint leaves plus more to garnish
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon chaat masala or Bengali Bhaja Moshla
  • ¼ cup Sugar, it depends on how sour the mangoes are and how much tart or sweet you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon black salt, can be substituted with normal salt

Instructions

Char the green mangoes in open fire. This is typically done for the subtle smoky flavor. You can also choose to boil or steam the mango.

Once done, cool completely and then peel the skin off.

In a blender, squeeze the pulp of the mango. To that add the black salt, sugar, the spiced powder, and fresh mint. Blend to make the concentrated purée. Taste, and you may want to add more sugar or salt based on how you like the taste.

Store the purée in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator.

To prepare the Aam Panna drink or Aam Poda Shorbot.

In a glass add a couple spoons of the mango concentrate, some ice cubes, lemon wedges and pour either cold water, sweet soda or sparkling water.

Stir and enjoy!

Notes

The concentrated aam panna will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. You can also mix it with water and store in a big jar.

The concentrate might settle at the bottom of the jar, which you might have to stir before serving.

That will also stay fresh in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. Make sure you don’t leave the lime wedges in the jar or else, it will turn bitter.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 About 7 to 8 tall glasses
Amount Per Serving Calories 238Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 1208mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 5gSugar 43gProtein 3g

All nutrition information presented are intended for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Aam Poda Shorbot

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15 Comments

  • IshitaUnblogged
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    IshitaUnblogged
    April 27, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    Aam Paana is my favourite cooler – specially the *pora* aam pana. These pictures look so so refreshing. I also do a frozen one… almost like a sorbet. http://ishitaunblogged.com/2012/11/12/frozen-aam-panagreen-mango-pulp-the-change-initiative-inspiration/

    • Kankana Saxena
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      Kankana Saxena
      May 6, 2015 at 3:26 AM

      I need to make the ‘pora’ version before raw mangoes vanishes from the market. It’s my fav too 🙂

  • Rosa
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    Rosa
    April 27, 2015 at 12:58 AM

    Refreshing and heavenly! I love mangoes and limes.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Our Food Stories
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    Our Food Stories
    April 27, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    so happy that we discoverd you blog!! gorgeous photography and the drink looks amazing!! <3
    best wishes,
    laura & nora

    • Kankana Saxena
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      Kankana Saxena
      May 6, 2015 at 3:24 AM

      Thanks Laura and Nora! Your work are extremely inspirational. I love going to through your blog and Instagram feed. A huge fan 🙂

  • Nusrat Azim
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    Nusrat Azim
    April 29, 2015 at 5:39 AM

    A soul-soothing recipe indeed which looks really really easy to execute. Thanks a bunch for the post.

    Your soft, dreamy, delicious Aam-panna pictures are so frameworthy! They will make anybody’s dining space a ‘heaven-on-earth’ <3

  • Sylvie | Gourmande i
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    Sylvie | Gourmande i
    April 29, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    I’m curious to see if I can find black salt!

    • Kankana Saxena
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      Kankana Saxena
      May 6, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      May be online you would. It smells terrible but extremely good for tummy.

  • Abbe @ This is How I
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    Abbe @ This is How I
    April 29, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    This sounds very comforting and I love mangoes. Would one use a ripe mango or a green one?

    • Kankana Saxena
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      Kankana Saxena
      May 6, 2015 at 3:22 AM

      This particular cooler is made only with green raw mangoes 🙂

  • angiesrecipes
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    angiesrecipes
    May 4, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Beautiful photography! I have never made cooler using raw mango. These look very tasty.

  • Prash @ YummilyYours
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    Prash @ YummilyYours
    May 9, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    The panna looks spot on Kankana! The consistency, colour and everything. Loved it! 🙂

  • torviewtoronto
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    torviewtoronto
    May 13, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    a favourite looks wonderful

  • Carina
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    Carina
    May 31, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    As always your blog is a barrel of wonderful information – your recipes most delicious sounding but, to me, your photographs are absolutely brilliant! And as Nusrat (above) said, they are certainly frame-worthy and would cheer up anybody’s kitchen. Thank you for showing all this to us. Carina

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