Aam Panna Recipe

// Aam Panna, also known as Aam Ka Panna or Kairi Panha, is a popular Indian summer drink that is cooling and refreshing. Perfect summer cooler.



Aam Panna, also known as Aam Ka Panna or Kairi Panha, is a popular Indian summer drink that is cooling and refreshing.

Made from raw or unripe mangoes, sweetener, and a few aromatic spices, this sweet, sour, and spicy drink is a perfect example of a flavor packed drink that is tasty, and full of health.

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This thirst-quenching drink is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free, and gets ready in under 30 minutes! It is sure to become your go-to drink this summer.

On this page, I will share with you aam panna recipe (Mango Panna) and variations, along with a detailed step-by-step picture and video guide.

About Aam Panna  

Aam Panna (also known as  Raw Mango Panna, or Aam Jhora, or Kairi Panha), is a famous and traditional Indian summer drink that helps in battling the scorching heat by rehydrating the body. It is a traditional Indian drink that hails from the northern and western parts of India.

This Indian summer cooler is popular for its hydrating and heat-resistant properties. A chilled glass of this summer mango drink on a hot summer day refreshes and energizes the body and soul! This summer drink from Indian cuisine is loved by people of all ages.

Aam Ka Panna or Mango Panna is a refreshing and sour summer drink made by boiling raw mangoes until tender or by roasting raw mangoes over an open fire or in an oven until the skin is charred and the flesh is soft.

The pulp is then extracted, and a mixture of sugar, spices, and mint leaves is added to it. This mixture is then diluted with water and served over ice cubes.

Here, raw mangoes are boiled until smooth, and then this cooked softened mango pulp is blended with water, sweetener, and spices. After that, this mixture is strained and diluted with ice and water to make a delicious and cooling drink.

The addition of spices like cumin, mint powder, black pepper powder, and black salt not only enhances the flavor of this drink but also has a cooling effect and aids in digestion. This soothing summer drink is inherently vegan and gluten-free.

This revitalizing beverage is made often in Indian households when the fresh raw green mangoes or unripe mangoes (aka Kairi in the Hindi language) are in season. This drink has a thin Indian buttermilk-like consistency. Thus, in many places, it is also called “Kairi Ki Chaas” or “Kairi Panha”. Another recipe I love making with raw mango is Aam Ki Launji and kairi ki chutney.

a glass of aam panna

It is a popular summer drink in India and is loved by people of all ages across India.  

As the summer heat sets in, we all look for different ways to cool down and stay hydrated. This Indian summer cooler is popular for its hydrating and heat-resistant properties, and for its unique flavor that is hard to replicate.

It is also considered a healthy beverage as raw mangoes are a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants. A chilled glass of this summer mango drink on a hot summer day refreshes and energizes the body and soul!

In this post, you will learn to make the kairi panna concentrate recipe along with the aam ka panna drink recipe which is bursting with delectable flavors. Make it, store it, and drink it anytime you want something rejuvenating.

The tips, tricks, and hacks will help you make the perfect summer drink at home.

While the classic beverage recipe is delicious on its own, there are several variations that you can try to add your own twist to this classic drink. For instance, you can add some fresh pudina (mint) leaves to the aam ka panna for a refreshing twist.

You can also use ripe mangoes instead of raw mangoes to make Mango Panna.

You can also make a concentrate of Aam Panna by cooking the raw mango pulp with sugar and spices until thick. This concentrate can be stored in the refrigerator and used to make aam panna recipe as and when needed.

Another variation is Aam Panna Cocktail, where you add some vodka or gin to the drink for a boozy version.  

This Aam Panna

✓ is quick and easy to make  

✓ is perfect for beating the heat

✓ has a tangy and unique flavor

✓ tastes so delicious  

✓ is made from raw mangoes

✓ is a refreshing summer drink

✓ can be refrigerated for days  

✓ has benefits of aromatic spices  

✓ is healthy and nourishing  

✓ is a useful source of vitamin C and antioxidants

✓ can be easily customized  

✓ a great alternative to sugary sodas and other processed drinks

✓ is great for summer parties and get-togethers  

a female holding a aam panna glass

How to make Aam Panna

Like most recipes from Indian cuisine, this drink recipe also varies from one household to another. Some like to use sugar as a sweetener while others like to use jaggery in this recipe. Same with the spices, everyone uses their favorite homemade spice blend for aam ka panna.  

This recipe is inspired by my mom’s recipe. She adds homemade freshly roasted cumin powder, freshly ground black pepper, black salt, regular salt, and dried mint powder to this recipe. So, I also added the same spice blend.

Making both aam ka panna drink, and concentrate from scratch is a piece of cake.

To make Kairi Panna at home, you will need a few handy ingredients, including raw mangoes, sugar, roasted cumin powder, black salt, cumin powder, black pepper powder, mint powder, red chili powder (optional), fresh mint leaves, water, and ice cubes.

The first step is to boil the raw mangoes until they are soft and tender. Once boiled, the pulp is extracted, and it is blended with the rest of the ingredients until smooth. The mixture is then diluted with water, chilled, and served over ice.  

If you want to make a concentrate, then strain the mix and boil it for 6-7 minutes or until the raw smell is gone and it is thick. Once the concentrate is cooled, you can store it in the sterilized glass bottle, in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. To make this drink, dilute the aam panna concentrate with water and ice cubes. Stir and enjoy with some Chips Chaat or Bread Chaat.

Ingredients

Aam Panna Recipe is made using some basic ingredients which are easily available in any Asian grocery store. Below are the key ingredients used in making Aam Panna:

  • Raw Mangoes: Green raw mangoes or unripe mangoes are one of the main ingredients of this panna recipe. They are used to give this drink its tangy and sour flavor.

The unripe mangoes are either boiled until soft or roasted until the skin is charred, and the pulp is extracted to make the drink. You can use any unripe mangoes available. The tangy ones make the best-tasting aam panna.

  • Sweetener: Sugar is used to balance the sourness of the raw mangoes and add sweetness to the drink.

I have used granulated sugar for making aam panna recipe, but you can also use other sweeteners such as raw cane sugar, powdered jaggery, palm sugar, or coconut sugar to healthify this drink.

  • Spices: I have used roasted cumin powder, regular salt, black salt, mint powder, and black pepper powder. Roasted cumin powder is added to this aam panna recipe to give it a smoky and earthy flavor. It also aids in digestion and adds to the overall health benefits of the drink. Black salt is a type of salt that has a distinct sulfuric flavor. It is used to enhance the taste of the drink. The mint powder is added to aam ka panna recipe  to give it a refreshing and cooling effect. They also add a subtle minty flavor to the drink. Black pepper powder is added to give this refreshing drink a spicy kick. It is also used to enhance the flavor of the drink. You can also add red chili powder to make it spicy.

  • Water & Ice Cubes: Water is used to dilute the Aam Panna mixture and make it a drinkable consistency. Ice cubes are added to the drink to make it cold and refreshing.

  • Fresh Mint leaves: They are used at the time of serving to give it a refreshing and cooling effect. They can also be added to the blender while blending mangoes to add a nice bracing touch to this aam panna drink.

two glasses of aam panna with a aam panna bottle in the background

Variations

Kairi Panha is a refreshing summer drink that is easy to make and has a delicious taste. Raw Mango Panna is a versatile drink that can be customized to suit your taste. You can enjoy this tangy and refreshing drink as it is or add some vodka or gin to make it a boozy version.

You can also add some fresh mint leaves to make it more refreshing. Here are some variations of Aam Ka Panna that you can try:

  • Make aam panna with pudina: Aam panna with pudina or mint aam panna is made by adding fresh mint leaves to the traditional Aam Panna recipe. The fresh pudina (mint) leaves are added to this drink for a refreshing twist and cooling effect and add a subtle minty flavor to it.

  • Spicy Panna: To make a spicy version of Aam Ka Panna you can add some jalapenos or any chili to the blender while blending. You can also opt for red chili powder to make it spicy. It is a perfect treat for those who love a spicy kick or a bit of heat.

  • Panna with Jaggery: You can make this version by swapping sugar with jaggery powder. Jaggery is an unrefined natural sweetener made from raw cane juice that has a distinct flavor and is healthier than sugar.

  • Aam Panna Mocktail: To make raw mango mocktail, replace water with lemon soda or sparkling water.  

  • Aam Panna Cocktail: You can easily turn this drink into a cocktail by mixing panna concentrate with some vodka, rum, or gin. Your  boozy aam ka panna is ready. Serve it chilled over ice.

  • Mango Panna: If you do not have raw mangoes where you live, then you can make the same recipe using ripe mangoes. The texture and taste will be slightly different.

  • Panna Sorbet: To make aam panna sorbet, reduce the amount of sugar, and freeze the blended mango puree until it is firm. Your smooth and creamy sorbet is ready.

Storage suggestions

Panna mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7-8 days. Aam panna concentrate stays fresh for up to 2 months. To store aam panna drink or concentrate, transfer it to an airtight container or bottle and refrigerate.

Before serving, give the bottle a good shake to mix all the ingredients.

Serving suggestions

It tastes best when served chilled in a glass with ice cubes. To serve, fill your desired glass with aam panna drink mix, or concentrate, top it with ice cubes, and pour the chilled water or soda over it. You can also garnish the drink with a sprig of fresh mint leaves or a slice of lemon. Serve it with your favorite accompaniments. It is served as a standalone drink or with snacks like samosa, chole aloo tikki chaat, aloo pakora, or paneer pakora.  

It is also a wonderful summer drink that can be enjoyed with friends and family during summer BBQs or picnics.

a glass of aam panna with a aam panna bottle in the background

Pro Tips & Tricks to make best Aam Panna Recipe

This Indian summer drink is loved for its refreshing and tangy flavor. Here are some pro tips and tricks to make the perfect Aam Panna:

  1. Adjust the sweetness: The amount of sweetener depends on the type of mangoes you have used. If you are using tart mangoes, then you will need more sweetener. If your mangoes are less tart, then you can use less sweetener. So, feel free to adjust the sweetness according to personal preference. You can add sugar or jaggery. For a sweeter panna drink, feel free to add more sweetener. The mangoes should be firm and not too ripe to get the perfect balance of tanginess.

  2. Dilution: Always make sure to dilute the panna mixture with water before serving. You can surely adjust the amount of water to your liking to make the drink.  

  3. Mangoes: It is made using raw mangoes, so use any unripe mangoes available. The tangy ones make the best-tasting aam ka panna, hence, it is best to use unripe raw mangoes that are sour, because they make the perfect panna drink. If the raw green mangoes you are using are not tangy enough, then the drink will not be tangy. So, in that case, feel free to add some freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice to the aam ka panna.  

  4. Strain the mango pulp: I have strained the cooked mango mixture to give it a smooth texture. Straining this mixture gives this drink a smooth texture. If you do not want to strain the raw mango mixture, then you can skip this step.

  5. Salt: If you do not have black salt, then you can use any other rock salt of your choice.

  6. Use fresh mint leaves while serving: Adding fresh mint leaves to the aam ka anna will give it a refreshing and cooling effect. You can also add some fresh mint leaves while blending the mangoes.

  7. Mint: I have added dried mint powder, but if you do not have mint powder then you can add some fresh mint leaves while blending.  

  8. Experiment with spices: Aam ka panna is traditionally made with cumin powder, salt, and black pepper powder, but you can experiment with other spices like cardamom powder, fennel powder or chaat masala for a different flavor.

  9. Cook the mangoes properly: To cook the mangoes, boil the raw mangoes in a pan until they are soft and tender. Alternatively, roast them over an open fire until charred.  

  10. Serve chilled: This summer drink is best served chilled with ice cubes.

  11. Cooking: I have cooked panna mixture in a saucepan. You can also pressure cook them for 2 whistles on medium heat.

  12. Storage: This panna concentrate stays fresh for about 2 months when stored in an airtight container or bottle in the refrigerator. If you are not making concentrate, then store the aam ka panna mixture for up to 1 week in a refrigerator. When you want to serve, fill 1/2 glass with panna mixture and fill the remaining glass with ice and water.  

  13. Customize according to taste: Feel free to customize the flavors according to your personal taste preference by more or less adding spices or sugar. You can also add some fresh lemon juice or lime juice to make it tangier.

More mango recipes you might want to try are: Mango Halwa, Mango Pudding, Mango Peda, Frozen Mango Yogurt, and Mango Lassi.

two glasses of aam panna with a aam panna bottle in the background

FAQ

What is Aam Panna?

Aam ka panna is a popular Indian summer drink that is cooling and delightful. Made using raw and unripe mangoes, sweeteners, and spices, it is known for its tangy, refreshing flavor and is often consumed during hot weather to cool down the body.

What are the health benefits of Aam Ka Panna?

It is a nourishing beverage that is a reliable source of vitamin C and other essential nutrients. It also prevents heat strokes and keeps us hydrated during hot weather. It also aids in digestion and boosts immunity.

How to make Roasted Aam Panna?  

Roasting gives a nice smoky flavor to this drink. To make roasted aam panna, you roast the mangoes instead of boiling them. Roast raw green mangoes on an open fire until charred and the pulp is softened and tender. Discard the charred skin and seeds.

Then follow the same recipe for making roasted aam ka panna, such as blending it with spices, water, and sugar and then thinning it with ice and water before serving.  

Can I make Raw Mango Panna ahead of time?

Yes, you can certainly make Aam Panna in advance. It stays fresh for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Can I boil raw mangoes in a pressure cooker for making Aam Panna?

Yes, you can surely do that. My mom always used her stove-top pressure cooker for making aam panna. Sometimes she used to put whole raw mangoes with the skin and then cooked it for 2 whistles.

After cooking, she used to take out the pulp by removing the skin and discarding the stone.  

At other times she peeled the mangoes, cut them into 3-4 slices, and discarded the stone. After that, she pressure- cooked them for about 2 whistles.

So, you can either boil whole mangoes with or without the skin or boil sliced mangoes for 2 whistles. They will be perfectly soft and tender.

Can I freeze Mango Panna?

Yes, you can freeze Aam Panna to make a refreshing sorbet. Pour the Aam Panna mixture into an ice cube tray or a freezer-safe container and freeze until solid. Once frozen, blend the cubes or scrape the mixture to create a sorbet-like texture.

Can I add other fruits to this Panna recipe?

Panna recipe is traditionally made with raw mangoes, but you can surely make it using other fruits such as pineapple, kiwi, peaches, or ripe mangoes to create a unique flavor profile.  

Can I make Aam Ka Panna without sugar?  

Yes, you can prepare aam ka panna without refined sugar. It is essential to add some kind of sweetener to balance the tart flavors of the raw mangoes. Instead of sugar, you can use jaggery or honey to make it healthy.

Can I freeze Aam Panna Concentrate?  

Yes, you can surely freeze aam panna concentrate. To freeze, pour the cooled panna concentrate into ice trays and freeze. Once frozen, remove the aam panna cubes from ice trays and transfer them into a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and freeze for up to 6 months.

When you want to serve, add 3-4 aam panna concentrate ice cubes to a serving glass and top it with chilled water or soda. Garnish with mint leaves and let the ice cubes melt before serving. Once aam panna cubes are melted, add water ice cubes, stir, and drink up!

a hand pouring aam panna concentrate from a glass bottle into a transparent glass

Aam Panna Recipe (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Make Aam Panna:

  1. Peel the raw mangoes and cut them into halves. Discard to stone and slice them roughly.
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  3. Add sliced raw mangoes to a saucepan along with 1 1/4 cups of water and salt to taste.
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  5. Heat the saucepan over medium and stir the mixture. Let it come to a boil. Once the mixture starts to boil, turn the heat to medium-low. Cover the saucepan and cook until mangoes are tender and soft.
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  7. Uncover the pan, and check the doneness of mangoes by mashing them with the back of a fork or spoon. Mangoes will smash easily if they are cooked. At this point the turn off the heat and let the cooked raw mangoes cool down completely to room temperature.
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  9. Once cooled, transfer the cooked raw green mangoes (along with the water in which it was cooked) to a blender. Also add 2 1/4 cups of water, black salt, sugar, roasted cumin powder, black pepper, and mint powder.
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  11. Blend everything well to make a smooth paste. At this point, you can serve the aam panna by adding some water and ice. But we are making concentrate here, so we will cook the mixture.
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Make Aam Panna Concentrate:

  1. Strain the mango mixture using a strainer in a saucepan pan.
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  3. Now heat the mixture for 6-7 minutes on medium-low heat or until the raw taste is gone. Let the mixture cool down completely.
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  5. Your aam panna concentrate is ready. To store, transfer aam panna concentrate to a sterilized glass bottle and keep it refrigerated for up to 2 months.
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Serving Aam Panna:

  1. For serving, rub a lemon slice through the rim of your glass, or dip the rim into lemon juice. Then carefully dip the moistened glass into the brown sugar, salt, and chili powder mix.
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  3. Fill the glass 1/4th to 1/3rd of the glass with aam panna concentrate, then add some ice cubes.
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  5. Add some crushed mint leaves to the glass and after that fill the remaining with chilled water.
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  7. Stir and enjoy aam panna chilled with some Masala French Toast.
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Aam Panna Recipe [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Aam Panna, also known as Aam Ka Panna or Kairi Panha, is a popular Indian summer drink that is cooling and refreshing. Perfect summer cooler.
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
40 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks Indian 16
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
120 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Aam Panna
  • 300 grams raw mangoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 3 1/2 cups or 825 ml water
  • 1/2 tablespoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
For Serving
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar, salt, and red chili mixture (optional)
  • Chilled water

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make Aam Panna:
  1. Peel the raw mangoes and cut them into halves. Discard to stone and slice them roughly.
  2. Add sliced raw mangoes to a saucepan along with 1 1/4 cups of water and salt to taste.
  3. Heat the saucepan over medium and stir the mixture. Let it come to a boil. Once the mixture starts to boil, turn the heat to medium-low. Cover the saucepan and cook until mangoes are tender and soft.
  4. Uncover the pan, and check the doneness of mangoes by mashing them with the back of a fork or spoon. Mangoes will smash easily if they are cooked. At this point the turn off the heat and let the cooked raw mangoes cool down completely to room temperature.
  5. Once cooled, transfer the cooked raw green mangoes (along with the water in which it was cooked) to a blender. Also add 2 1/4 cups of water, black salt, sugar, roasted cumin powder, black pepper, and mint powder.
  6. Blend everything well to make a smooth paste. At this point, you can serve the aam panna by adding some water and ice. But we are making concentrate here, so we will cook the mixture.
Make Aam Panna Concentrate:
  1. Strain the mango mixture using a strainer in a saucepan pan.
  2. Now heat the mixture for 6-7 minutes on medium-low heat or until the raw taste is gone. Let the mixture cool down completely.
  3. Your aam panna concentrate is ready. To store, transfer aam panna concentrate to a sterilized glass bottle and keep it refrigerated for up to 2 months.
Serving Aam Panna:
  1. For serving, rub a lemon slice through the rim of your glass, or dip the rim into lemon juice. Then carefully dip the moistened glass into the brown sugar, salt, and chili powder mix.
  2. Fill the glass 1/4th to 1/3rd of the glass with aam panna concentrate, then add some ice cubes.
  3. Add some crushed mint leaves to the glass and after that fill the remaining with chilled water.
  4. Stir and enjoy aam panna chilled with some Masala French Toast.

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NOTES:

  1. Feel free to adjust the sweetness and spiciness by adding more or less.
  2. If you don’t have black salt, then you can use any other rock salt of your choice.
  3. Aam panna concentrate can be stored for about 2 months in the refrigerator.Make sure to use unripe raw mangoes that are sour, because they make them best aam panna.
  4. If the raw green mangoes you are using are not tangy enough, then the aam panna won't be tangy enough. So in that case, feel free to add some fresh lemon or lime juice to aam panna.


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