Aam Panna (Tangy Raw Mango Drink)

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Aam Panna (Tangy Raw Mango Drink) is a refreshing Indian summer beverage made using green raw mangoes. It is sweet, tangy, and bursting with beautiful flavors. Make it in an instant pot or a traditional pressure cooker.

You may like more summer coolers: Thandai, Mango Frooti, Kiwi Soda, Iced Mango Green Tea, and Fuljar Soda.

Aam panna served in a tall glass with few ice cubes and mint leaves.
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About Aam Panna

Aam Panna (Tangy Raw Mango Drink, Kairi Panha) is an Indian summer beverage made using raw green mangoes, sugar, and spices. It is sweet, tangy, refreshing, and quick to make.

In North India, it is called Aam Ka Panna or Kairi Ka Panna, Aam Jhora in Madhya Pradesh, and Aam Pora Shorbot in West Bengal.

Aam Ka Panna is quite a popular traditional beverage prepared in most northern and western parts of India during the summer when fresh green mangoes are in season.

It has black salt and roasted cumin added to it, which not only improves the flavor but also aids digestion.

Although mango panna drink is prepared in many parts of India, each region’s version differs slightly. The aam panna recipe also changes from household to household.

I remember my mom making this drink by boiling the mangoes with the skin. Some people roast the mangoes instead of boiling them, and some add jaggery instead of sugar to make it healthier.

In this post, I am sharing a version of my mom’s recipe, which is easier to make but tastes like hers. You can make it in an instant pot or a traditional pressure cooker.

This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients

Aam panna ingredients.

This sweet and sour beverage uses five ingredients: unripe green mangoes, fresh mint leaves, granulated white sugar, black salt (kala namak), and Roasted Cumin Powder (jeera powder).

Green mangoes are available in any Indian grocery store during the summer. Get the unripe green mangoes that are dark green and firm to the touch. Also, make sure that the mangoes are tart. Avoid the ones that have blemishes or soft patches. Avoid fibrous mangoes.

You can adjust the amount of sugar depending on how sweet you want the mango panna. You can use brown sugar, powdered jaggery, liquid jaggery, or evaporated sugarcane juice instead of sugar for a healthier version.

Add black pepper powder or green cardamom powder to spice up the drink.

Add a vodka, white rum, or tequila splash for an adult version.

How To Make Aam ka Panna

Cook The Raw Mangoes

In An Instant Pot

Wash 1 pound (500 grams) of raw mangoes and wipe them with a paper towel. Peel them using a knife and cut the flesh into slices. Discard the seeds.

Add the sliced mangoes to the instant pot with 1 cup of water.

Raw mango slices and water added to instant pot.

Close the pot lid and set the valve to the sealing position. Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 5 minutes on high pressure.

Lid of the instant pot secured.

Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Release the remaining pressure manually by moving the valve to the venting position. Open the lid of the pot and let the mixture cool down completely.

Cooked green mangoes.

In A Traditional Pressure Cooker

Wash 1 pound (500 grams) of raw mangoes and wipe them with a paper towel. Peel them using a knife and cut the flesh into slices. Discard the seeds.

Add the sliced mangoes to the pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water.

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook on high heat for one whistle. Then reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.

Remove the cooker from heat and let the pressure release naturally.

Open the lid of the cooker.

Make Aam Panna Concentrate

Transfer the cooked and cooled green mangoes to a blender.

Cooked green mangoes transferred to a blender.

Add the following ingredients to the blender and blend to make a smooth paste.

  • 1 cup mint leaves (rinsed and packed)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 4 teaspoon black salt

Note – At this stage, you can store the mango panna concentrate in a glass bottle in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Add water when ready to serve. This concentrate can be easily frozen for up to 3 months.

Mint leaves, sugar, cumin powder and black salt added to the blender.
Smooth paste made.

Make The Panna

Transfer the mango mixture to a large bowl or a pitcher.

Mango panna concentrate added to a bowl.

Add 6 cups of chilled water and stir well.

Chilled water added to the bowl.

Refrigerate the aam panna drink for a few hours and serve chilled in tall serving glasses with ice cubes. It can be kept refrigerated for 3-4 days.

Ready mango panna.
Mango panna poured over ice in a tall glass.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make aam ka panna with jaggery?

By replacing sugar with jaggery, you can make a healthier and different-tasting version of aam ka panna. Use liquid jaggery so that it blends easily in the panna.

Otherwise, grate the jaggery, add it to the panna, and refrigerate for a few hours. Jaggery will dissolve after some time.

How to make roasted aam ka panna?

Bengalis make a version of aam ka panna, and they call it aam pora shorbot.
The process is similar to the recipe below, except the green mangoes are roasted on an open flame instead of boiling. This gives the drink a lovely smoky taste. Make sure to prick the mangoes before roasting them.

You can roast the mangoes over a direct flame in an air fryer or an oven, just like you would roast an eggplant to make Baingan Bharta.

Pro Tips By Neha

Peeling the mangoes is optional! You can keep the skin on while cooking them. Once they are cooked, squeeze the pulp and discard the skin. The skin gives a very distinct flavor to the panna. However, peeling the skin before cooking makes the process very easy.

If the panna is not very tangy, you can add some lime juice to it.

You can also cook the mangoes in a microwave. Just keep them in a microwave-safe bowl and add 1 cup of water. Microwave on high for 10 minutes.

You can also roast the mangoes instead of boiling them. The smoky flavor will take this drink to the next level.

The color of the panha will depend on the quality of the mangoes. It can range from brown to yellow to green.

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Aam Panna (Tangy Raw Mango Drink) is a refreshing Indian summer beverage made using green raw mangoes. It is sweet, tangy, and bursting with beautiful flavors. Make it in an instant pot or a traditional pressure cooker (vegan, gluten-free).
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Aam Panna Recipe (Tangy Raw Mango Drink)

Aam Panna (Tangy Raw Mango Drink) is a refreshing Indian summer beverage made using green raw mangoes. It is sweet, tangy, and bursting with beautiful flavors. Make it in an instant pot or a traditional pressure cooker.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound green raw mangoes (500 g)
  • 1 cup mint (rinsed and packed)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons roasted cumin powder
  • 4 teaspoons black salt
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Instructions 

Cook The Green Mangoes

  • In An Instant Pot
  • Wash green mangoes and wipe them with a paper towel. Peel them using a knife and cut the flesh into slices. Discard the seeds.
  • Add the sliced mangoes to the instant pot along with 1 cup of water.
  • Close the lid of the pot and set the valve to the sealing position. Press PRESSURE COOK and set the timer to 5 minutes on high pressure.
  • Once the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Release the remaining pressure manually by moving the valve to the venting position. Open the lid of the pot and let the mixture cool down completely.
  • In A Traditional Pressure Cooker
  • Wash green mangoes and wipe them with a paper towel. Peel them using a knife and cut the flesh into slices. Discard the seeds.
  • Add the sliced mangoes to the pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook on high heat for one whistle. Then reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Remove the cooker from heat and let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open the lid of the cooker.

Make Aam Panna Concentrate

  • Transfer the cooked and cooled green mangoes to a blender.
  • Add mint leaves, sugar, roasted cumin powder, and black salt to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Note – You can store the panna concentrate at this stage for 3-4 days in the refrigerator and add water when ready to serve. This concentrate can be easily frozen for up to 3 months.

Make The Panna

  • Transfer the mango mixture to a large bowl or a pitcher.
  • Add 6 cups of chilled water and stir well.
  • Refrigerate the panna for a few hours and serve chilled with a few ice cubes. You can keep it refrigerated for 3-4 days.

Video

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Notes

If the panna is not very tangy, you can add some lime juice to it.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Sodium: 1166mg, Potassium: 145mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 920IU, Vitamin C: 24.5mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 0.7mg
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