The only good thing about being at home right now is the possibility of having mango juice from time to time. After all, with lockdown still in place and the heat going up a notch every day, the best thing to indulge yourself in is good old mango juice AKA aamras.
Now, if you’ve been one of those who’s always brought packet-freezed aamras or doesn’t know how to make mango juice, worry not for we have an easy recipe for you to enjoy your favourite drink. After all, it’s all very tempting to go buy a bottle of ‘Slice’ when Katrina Kaif inveigles you, but it’s not nearly as good as freshly squeezed mango pulp at home.
If reading this has got your mouth watering and you’re craving our favourite beverage, here’s the recipe for making aamras at home.
Which Mangoes Should You Use For Aamras?
There are so many varieties of mangoes available in the market- Alphonso, Langra, Kesari, Totapuri, Badami, Dasheri, etc. They all have their own unique taste, but when it comes to aamras, Alphonso is definitely the clear winner. Since they’re still in season, there’s no reason for you not to pick them up right away.
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Mangoes – 5, peeled and chopped
Sugar – As per taste
Milk – ¼ cup
Cardamom – as per taste (optional)
Take the peeled and chopped mangoes and toss them into a blender
Add the milk, sugar, and cardamom and blend into a smooth paste
If you want the consistency to be thinner, add some more milk
Refrigerate and serve chilled
Garnish with mint leaves if you wish
You can also add ice cubes while serving. It helps to keep the juice chilled.
Aamras can be consumed as is or can be served along with hot fried pooris. Aamras poori is one of the most loved dishes in India and a favourite among kids during their vacations.
Aamras brings back childhood memories for most people when schools used to be shut and the only agenda for the day used to be playing on the ground and coming home to a chilled glass of aamras.
What are you waiting for? Your precious drink awaits you. Make the most of these summer months because once they are gone,you’ll have to wait an entire year for the next batch of aamras.
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Mango Juice (Aamras)
- 5 mangoes peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup milk
- sugar as per taste
- cardamom optional
- ice cubes as required
- Take the peeled and chopped mangoes and toss them into a blender
- Add the milk, sugar, and cardamom and blend into a smooth paste
- If you want the consistency to be thinner, add some more milk
- Refrigerate and serve chilled
- Garnish with mint leaves if you wish
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