Panna /Green Mango Drink
Hi friends! I am introducing a delicious summer drink Panna, it is a raw mango drink. This is made with green cooking mangoes. It is a very well-liked drink for hot summer days. In India and Pakistan people prepare a very refreshing drink from fresh raw mangoes. it’s sweet and sour in taste. The pulp of raw mango should be mixed with cumin seeds, black pepper, and black salt. Blend and serve this chill drink in sizzling summer to overcome dehydration. The summer has almost reached its peak and we need such summer coolers to cool our self’s. Raw mangoes are also good source of B vitamins that are beneficial to maintain good health it can be used in preparing numerous dishes. Due to the presence of vitamin C, they are highly beneficial in strengthening immune system. It helps in throwing away from all waste products from the body.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time : 15 minutes
Course : Beverages, Cold beverages
Cuisine : Indian, North Indian
serves : 4
- 2 raw green cooking mangoes
- 1/2 cup sugar/ 6 tbsp sugar/as per taste
- 1tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black salt
- 1 tsp cumin seed , dry roasted and powdered
- 1 tbsp dry mint leaves, powdered
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- fresh mint leaves, few leaves
- Ice cubes
Wash the mangoes well and place them in the pressure cooker on high flame with three glasses of water.
The moment full pressure is formed reduce the heat to low flame for 10 minutes. Switch off the stove, let the cooker cool down to room temperature, open the lid and remove the mangoes and water in to a mixing bowl.
After cooking the raw mangoes, the peel comes off easily. Scrape the pulp from the peels and mangoes, collect the cooked mango pulp in a bowl discard the peels and seeds.
Blend the mango pulp along with the water it was cooked in add sugar, black salt, salt, cumin powder, dry mint leaves powder and black pepper powder.
Aam panna/ raw mango drink is ready. Store it in a decanter /bottle / jar in the fridge.
Serve with ice cubes and garnished with fresh mint leaf.
Health benefits of Raw mangoes:
Mango, both in its green & ripe form is a very good tenderizing agent due to these same enzymes, therefore ideal to include in any marinade.
Unripe green mangoes are beneficial in the treatment of gastro-intestinal disorders. Mix one chopped raw mango with honey and salt. Consuming this mixture is very much effective in curing for summer diarrhoea, dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation.
Raw mango guards you from negative effects of excessive hot temperature. The harmful sunrays and sizzling winds are dangerous to the health of your skin. To prevent from excessive loss of water from the body, you may consume raw mango sprinkled with salt. This simple snack quenches your thirst. Heat stroke leads to extreme exhaustion & weakness, which can be treated with raw mango drink. You need to cook raw mango in hot ashes and mix the pulp with sugar. This recipe provides amazing energy. Drinking raw mango juice helps in preventing from extreme loss of sodium chloride.
This remedy is highly popular in the scriptures of Indian traditional medicines. Dried powder of raw mango that is prepared after drying in sun is highly useful in the treatment of scurvy (Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C).
Herbal Remedy for Bilious Disorders
Unripe mangoes are an excellent fruit remedy for bilious disorders or liver disorders. The acids contained in the unripe, green mango trigger the secretion of bile and act as an intestinal antiseptic. Consumption of green mango with honey and pepper alleviates biliousness, and thereby diseases like urticaria and jaundice.
The fresh green raw mango is highly valued for its ability to cure blood disorders. It increases the elasticity of the blood vessels and helps the formation of new blood cells. It aids the absorption of food, iron and prevents bleeding tendencies. It increases body resistance against tuberculosis, anaemia, cholera and dysentery.
We know excess of anything is bad, so avoid eating raw mangoes in-excess. Their excessive intake may cause throat irritation, indigestion, dysentery and abdominal colic. One should, therefore, not consume more than one or two green mangoes daily. Drink water immediately after eating raw mangoes as, it clots sap and makes more irritated. Do not eat raw mango without draining its sap. The intake of sap may cause gastro- intestinal, throat, and mouth infection.
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