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7 August, 2015

Recipe Of Aamras Or Mango Shake

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I was recently invited to a Gujarati friend’s house for Lunch. There I tasted for the first time a dish whose taste is still fresh in my mouth. It is called Aam Ras.  It is nothing but flavored mango pulp.

The meaning of aamras,

aam = mango

ras = pulp or juice

Usually it is served with Puri or Parantha, but can be had as it is also. Aamras is popular in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

How to make aamras or mango shake:

Ingredients

  • Ripe Sweet Mangoes 1 kilogram
  • Saffron (kesar) 1/4 teaspoon
  • Sugar powdered1 cup (200 gms)
  • Milk chilled2 1/2 cups

Procedure:

  • Wash mangoes.
  • Peel and Take away the seeds.
  • Cut the pulp into small pieces.
  • Put the pieces in a mixer jar, add powdered sugar, milk and saffron and blend till smooth puree.
  • Aamras is ready, pour into individual bowls, chill and serve.

So depending on the region it is flavored with cardamom or sonth or saffron. You can create it to any flavour you like. Maharashtrian Aamras: add cardamom powder. Gujarati add dry ginger powder or sonth and top with ghee (clarified butter), whereas the Rajasthani Aamra: has saffron added in it while grinding the mango pulp. You can also add dried ginger powder, which is good for digestion.

 

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