This has become one of my latest thirst quencher on this hot summer days. Love it so much, it is pretty easy to make and once you make the preserve, you can keep it for 2 weeks in fridge or more if you freeze them individually in ice cube trays.
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Try to use little sour mangoes for this which has the tart taste which balances nice with the sugar and the spices..If your mangoes are not that tart, you can add extra lemon juice in this. You can even add some crushed mint leaves in this for more flavour.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 2 cups of aam preserve
Raw Mango – 1 large or two medium size
Black Salt / Kala Namak – 2 tsp or to taste
Sugar or Jaggery – 1 cup
Roasted Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder – 1.5 tsp or to taste
Fresh Mint Leaves for serving
Water – 1 cup
Ice Cubes & Ice Water for serving
Take mango, cut them into big pieces, take them in pressure cooker. Add in 1 cup of water. Cover and pressure cook for 5 whistle., simmer the flame for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and let the mango cool down.
Now take the mangoes out and remove the pulp from it using a spoon into a bowl, add the cooking liquid from pressure cooker as well.
Now take mango pulp in a blender and puree till smooth.
Take it in a bowl, add in sugar, black salt, cumin powder and mix well.
Put this in fridge and let it chill.
When serving add required amount of syrup in a jug, top with icecubes and icewater. Mix really well and serve.
1)Once you make the preserve, you can keep it for 2 weeks in fridge or more if you freeze them individually in ice cube trays.
2)Try to use little sour mangoes for this which has the tart taste which balances nice with the sugar and the spices..If your mangoes are not that tart, you can add extra lemon juice in this.
3)You can even add some crushed mint leaves in this for more flavour.
4)Cooking mangoes with skin is important, this make the flavour of raw mango stands out.
5)You can add jaggery instead of sugar in this
|You need a raw mango..Wash them really well|
|Cut it and take it in a pressure cooker|
|pressure cook till done|
|let it cool down, now remove the pulp alone|
|This is the mango pulp, i added the water from the pressure cooker as well in this|
|take it in a blender|
|puree till smooth|
|add in black salt|
|add a good amount of it|
|add in sugar|
|and some roasted cumin powder|
|chill this till cold|
|take a jug|
|take spoonful of this syrup|
|add it to jug|
|pour in ice cold water|
|mix really well|
|drop few fresh mint leaves|