Raw Mango Cooler – Kairiche Panhe

Nothing beats the heat in this awful summer like the typically Maharashtrian raw mango cooler or ‘Kairiche Panhe’ as it is called in Marathi.  I found some excellent big raw mangoes and jumped at the opportunity to make this really simple drink.

Ingredients

  • 3 large raw mangoes
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp mace powder
  • a few strands of saffron (optional)

Pressure cook the raw mangoes for about five to ten minutes. Once the mangoes have cooled down, peel them and carefully remove all the pulp from the seed and the peels. Make sure that no part of the skin is incorporated in the pulp.

Now add the sugar, the cardamom powder, mace powder and saffron with a little water and blend it to a smooth puree. The puree should be thick.

Refrigerate the puree. Whenever you need a cool drink, just pour 1/4th glass of this puree and top it up with cold water and ice and serve!

The internet is very slow today so can’t upload the image. Will upload tomorrow as soon as I have better network speed.

Until then..

Happy cooking!

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