Aamras Recipe | Traditional Mango Juice Recipe
Aamras is a traditional summer delicacy especially in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is one of my favourite mango delicacies and I have fond childhood memories associated with the making of Aamras at home. Whenever mom made Aamras, we sisters used to gather around her to eat the mango pulp sticking to the skin and the seed of the mangoes after she was done taking out the pulp from them. It used to be messy but was so much fun! I miss those days…
Mangoes are not only delicious but nutritious too. They boost our immunity, improve the eyesight and help control high blood pressure. The antioxidants in mangoes have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukaemia and prostate cancers. There are numerous other health benefits of eating mangoes. So do enjoy them during the mango season and stay healthy.
If you are looking for other summer special recipes do check out Aam Panna/ Kairiche Panhe, instant Mango Pickle, Mango Lassi, Sweet Lassi, Malai Kulfi, Masala Chaas, Nimbu Pani/ Shikanji, Onion Tomato Raita/ Koshimbir and Cucumber Raita/Kakdi chi Koshimbir.
- Ripe Alphonso Mangoes/Haapus = 6
- Jaggery/Gud = as per taste
- Salt = 1/8th tsp / as per taste
- Cardamom powder/Elaichi = 1/4th tsp
- Dry Ginger powder/Saunth = 1/8th tsp
- Ghee (optional) = 1tbsp
Step by Step instructions for preparing Aamras:
- Wash the mangoes thoroughly and soak them in clean water for about 30 minutes to get rid of their heat.
- Remove the stalk of the mango and a little bit of the mango juice so as to remove the sap which might cause irritation in the throat if consumed.
- Press the mangoes to remove their pulp/ juice. Make sure to remove the pulp from the seed as well. Tip: Aamras made in this way has a unique taste and texture. If you blend the mango pulp to make Aamras, it will lose its original texture and taste.
- Once the pulp from all the mangoes is taken out, crush the large lumps if any.
- Add jaggery, salt, cardamom powder and dry ginger powder. Note: If the mangoes are very sweet, you may skip adding jaggery or sugar.
- Mix well till the jaggery pieces melt.
- Lastly add ghee. Ghee enhances the taste of Aamras.
Aamras is ready! Serve it as it is or chilled. It is generally served with Puri or Chapati.
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