General Banna is a great summer drink with multiple health benefits. The best part is that you can make it comfortable in your home!
As temperatures rise, so do our levels of drought. So what do we do? Well, we’re grabbing our healthy classic summer drinks too! At the top of this list is aam panna – it instantly rehydrates us, and its refreshing flavor saturates the taste buds.
Aam panna or raw mango drink is made from ripe or raw mangoes, and it is rich in citric and oxalic acids that prevent the loss of vital salts and minerals from our bodies. Year Ban is known to re-hydrate the body, as it contains a mixture of salt and sugar that helps maintain the electrolyte balance in the body. Plus, it is rich in nutrients like vitamins A and C, iron and folate. This drink is also an immune booster, while the pectin content in aam panna is beneficial for regulating the digestive system and fighting ailments like diarrhea and constipation.
This thirst-quenching summer has been a staple in Indian homes for generations and provides a variety of health benefits. So, to help you prepare this drink, we offer an easy-to-follow recipe:
Serves: 4-6 cups (medium size)
Calories: 35-40 calories per cup
The things you will need to make Ampana
- 1 raw mango
- 2-3 cups water
- 3 tablespoons mint or pudina
- Half a cup of sugar
- Half a teaspoon cardamom powder
- Half a teaspoon of cumin powder
- Half a teaspoon of pepper powder
- Half a teaspoon of salt
- 4-5 medium ice cubes
- 3-4 cups cold water
Here’s how to prepare am pana at home:
Step 1: Start by placing the raw mangoes and two cups of water in the pressure cooker, and cook for five whistles.
Step 2: Allow the mango to cool completely, then peel the mango peel and scrape the pulp, making sure the peel is separated properly.
Step 3: Transfer the mango pulp to a blender and add three tablespoons of mint and a quarter cup of sugar.
The fourth step: Mix mango and mint and add sugar to form a smooth paste. Next, add half a teaspoon of cardamom powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, and three quarters of a teaspoon salt.
Fifth step: Make sure to mix all ingredients well to make Am Pana Concentrate.
The Sixth Step: Add the required amount of Am Pana concentrate in a saucepan / serving bowl, add ice cubes and cold water to it.
The seventh step: Mix cold water with ice cubes and mix the concentrate well, then serve. You can add some mint leaves to garnish.
Remember to store Ampana concentrate in a container, and store it in a cool, dry place. Also, use a room dry spoon to ensure a better shelf life.
So, with just a few readily available ingredients, prepare to beat the heat and hydrate yourself.