Mango pana (Aam pana)

Aam pana is an Indian drink renowned for its heat-resistant properties. It is made from green mangoes and is yellow to very light green in color, and is consumed as a tasty and healthy beverage to fight against the intense Indian summer heat.

Green mango is a rich source of pectin, which gradually diminishes after the formation of the stone. Unripe mango is sour in taste because of the presence of oxalic, citric and malic acids.

Aam pana, which is prepared using raw mangoes, sugar and an assortment of spices,quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating.The drink is considered beneficial in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.

It is also a good source of vitamin B1 and B2, niacin, and vitamin C. In Indian culture, it is regarded as a tonic believed to increase resistance against tuberculosis, anemia, cholera and dysentery.

To save yourself from scorching heat and to maintain the temperature of your body, Mango pana is really effective. Making mango pana is really easy.

Ingredients

1. 3 large sized raw mangoes
2. 2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
3. black salt to taste
4. 1 cup sugar

Method

1.Wash and boil mangoes.
2.Let them cool. peel, mash and strain the pulp.
3.Add cumin powder, black salt and sugar and some water in it.
4.Mix well till sugar is dissolved.
5.Divide the mixture into tall glasses, fill it up with chilled water.
6.Stir well and serve.

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– Ankita K. 

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