Aam Panna



Aren’t there drinks that you may like personally but none of your family enjoys it? And then you end up drinking the same thing over a few days to finish off the batch, but just because you love it, you really don’t mind it. πŸ™‚ That is how I would term this Aam Panna to be! After the Mohabbat Ka Sharbat, here is another North Indian drink that is for the lovers of sweet and sour combination, as a part of the 3 back-to-back Ramadan Coolers…


The first time I had Aam Panna was at Huma‘s place when I went to meet her for the first time around four years ago. As I looked at a drink which had an odd green color, I gave her a quizical look. She told me it is a drink made of raw mangoes and spiced with cumin. I really didn’t want to drink it. Somehow, I never used to like the combination of sweet and sour. After the initial hesitation, I took a sip. I was at her home for the first time and I didn’t want to disappoint the host. Please don’t giggle when I tell you what happened next. I finished the glass and asked for a second serving. It was SO good! I couldn’t believe that raw mango could yield something so delicious! Thank you Huma for getting me hooked onto it… πŸ™‚


Each time I make Aam Panna, I am the one who drinks it all! I pour it into a pitcher and leave it in the fridge, and then have a glassful whenever I feel like, till I finish it. None of the folks like it, and actually, I don’t care. At least something that I don’t need to share… πŸ˜‰ Off to the recipe…






Aam Panna

Course Drink
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 small raw mangoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • A fat pinch black salt/ normal salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala optional


  • Wash, peel and chop the mangoes into pieces. Try to scrape off as much from the seed.
  • Add the chopped mango along with a cup of water and pressure cook on medium heat for several whistles. Switch off and allow it to cool completely.
  • Once cool, add the mango and water, along with all the remaining ingredients and blitz till smooth.
  • Pour into a pitcher and allow it to rest in the fridge for an hour or till serving, for the flavors to develop. Enjoy!


Join the Conversation

  1. Cooked mango drink? How interesting! Is raw mango the unripe one?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, it is the unripe mangoes cooked till soft and blitzed… thanks a lot Angie…

  2. The color of Aam panna πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜. It has come out perfect. Thanks for shout out

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      My pleasure Huma dear… πŸ™‚

  3. So perfect in this weather!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Pankti…

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