Raw Mango Iced Tea or Aam Panna Iced Tea
This is the 18th post for #BlogchatterA2Z 2021 powered by Blogchatter. R is for Raw Mango. When fusion is everywhere, then why not in iced tea? Here is a Raw Mango Iced Tea or Aam Panna Iced Tea, as we say in our desi lingo. Mangoes have just entered the market. I had raw mangoes growing in my garden. And picked up two; one for Aam Panna and the other to make my favourite mango rice. I made Aam Panna today. But I felt like having iced tea and I clubbed both to get this exceptional-tasting drink. Raw Mango Iced Tea or Aam Panna Iced Tea is a fusion drink. It is ideal for saving you from sunstroke. Add Iced tea to make a summer drink.
How to make Aam Panna
1 medium-sized green raw mango
Salt to taste
1 small cup of Sugar
Black salt to taste
1 tbsp roasted cumin powder
1 tbsp Mint leaves
Wash the mango and pressure cook it in 4 cups of water for up to 5 whistles. You can also boil it in a pan till it is soft, but I find this faster. My mom used to roast it on the coal angithi.
Open the cooker and once the mango has cooled, remove the skin and scrape and collect the gooey pulp with the help of a spoon.
I prefer using fresh cumin powder, as the aroma of fresh cumin powder is intoxicating. It is very easy to make. Just dry roast the cumin seeds on a hot griddle for a minute or two and with the help of a rolling pin, u can powder it easily. Believe me, it is worth a try.
You can use jaggery or demerara sugar instead of regular sugar. I usually use Demerara sugar but the colour changes and I wanted the natural colour of Aam Panna to show in the pictures.
Blend mango pulp along with the salt, black salt, sugar, mint leaves and cumin powder water to a smooth paste. Some people may strain the pulp through a colander, but I don’t do that.
To serve the drink: take a tall glass pour 2 tbsp of the mango puree and pour in chilled water. Add ice cubes and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
How to Make iced tea
This is how I make iced tea;
Heat 2 cups of water in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes until hot. Add 1 tsp tea powder or 1 tea bag and turn off the flame after 30 seconds.
Cover the pan and let the tea steep into the water. Strain the tea after 2 minutes and let it cool.
If you want a nice mint flavour then add a few mint leaves to the tea and keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Method to make Aam Panna Ice Tea
To make the iced tea take a glass and pour the Aam Panna first.
Then add the tea decoction and finally pile on the ice.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and serve Raw Mango Iced Tea or Aam Panna Iced Tea.
I will keep adding other flavours so keep watching this space.
My previous posts for #BlogchatterA2Z are Andhra Pachi Tomato Pachadi, Bourbon Cream Pudding, 5 reasons to use cast iron utensils, Egg Dosa How to Make Fajitas, My First Visit to Goa Healthy Garlicky Potato Wedges, Mango Mint Iced Tea, Travelogue on Kashmir, Tomato Pappu, How to grow marigolds from dry flowers, How to make Nalleru Pachadi, No-cook Oreo Rosogulla Cream Pudding. Pineapple Chicken Curry. and Crusty Kale Mushroom Quiche Cups.