Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Green Mango Panna – Simply Summer Comfort
Green mangoes are rich in vitamin C. In summer whenever Ma made this simple drink she spoke about its power: “This is good to fight against heat stroke and how easily it takes away the tiredness and fatigue created by the heat”...true it is...refreshing my thoughts...
Talking about this it reminds me of the lemonade and soda making factory which was just two houses down the row of buildings on the opposite side of the road of our house. When she added that small quantity of lemonade to this sherbet, minuscule bubbles started coming up and these exploded, spreading the thinnest spray that was born from the bursting bubbles. While some enjoyed the taste with lemonade, it was never to my liking. I loved to see the lemonade coming out of the mouth of the glass, filling up the glass and some crushed ice going into it, making me feel happy as I drank to the last drop. Whenever elders felt uneasy after eating a heavy lunch, they drank a bottle of soda and believe me they belched soon after saying, “Aah! ki aaram (what a relief!)", the relief from the discomfort could well be read on their face.
For this comfort drink all that is needed for 2 glasses of Aam Panna:
Green mango: 1
Sugar: 3 tbsp (I added but you can adjust as to your taste)
Salt: It should be to your taste
Ice cubes or only cold water (as you prefer)
Few drops of ginger juice (if you want the ginger flavour) and a pinch of pepper powder for the spicy touch.
As I said earlier you can add some lemonade, about 1 tbsp for that extra (large) tangy taste, I didn’t.
Now it is time to put in your labour to make this soft drink.
Sending this to Nithu's Sizzling Summer Contest