Mango and Mint Squash

Mango and Mint Squash

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A very popular and refreshing raw mango and mint drink . Aam panna or kairi panha- it's an excellent drink for hot summer. This tangy raw mango and mint drink or squash is a very delicious and refreshing ,mainly consumed in the northern part of india. Its an excellent and instant thirst quencher ,great way to beat the heat, known for it's cooling effects and prevent from heat strokes and heat exhaustion. . You can make this fresh as panna or make it in a concentrated form as squash and bottle and use through out the year.

Mango and Mint Squash recipe - How to make Mango and Mint Squash

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

2 cups raw mango pulp
1 cup mint leaves (phudina)
3 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
1/2 tsp citric acid (nimbu ka phool) crystals
2 drops green food colour
2 tbsp milk

Method
    Method
  1. Combine the mango pulp ,mint leaves and roasted cumin seeds in the mixer jar and blend to make a paste. Keep aside.
  2. Take sugar in a pan ,add 1. 5 cup water and boil on medium heat. Keep stirring.
  3. When it start boiling add 2 tsp milk to remove the scum from the syrup.
  4. When scum start floating on the top ,remove with a spoon to clear the syrup.
  5. Make a syrup of 1 thread consistency.
  6. Add citric acid and mix well.
  7. Add salt and mango mint mixture and bring it a boil. Keep aside to cool.
  8. Add the food colour, mix well and store in a glass bottle.
  9. Keep refrigerated.

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