I was shopping in an Indian store here in Portsmouth and in the veggie section I spotted Kairee, yes Raw mangoes!! I was so happily surprised to find something that I was wishing to see in this season! Kairee had now opened up a gateway to variety of recipes. First of it is Panha (more recipes to follow soon). Panha is a sweet drink made specially in Chaitra month (first month in marathi calendar) and served with Kairee chi dal or Vatli dal. It is very easy to make and lasts for couple of days in fridge.
2 kariee (raw mangoes)
Sugar or Jaggery to taste (depends on how sour your mangoes are)
1 tsp fine cardamom powder
1 tsp cooking salt or rock salt
1 tsp cumin powder (optional)
- Cook the raw mangoes in pressure cook up to 2-3 whistles and then 5 min on low flame.
- Let the mangoes cool down. Then peel off the skin and extract pulp from the seed with hand. Do not throw away the seed, I will be sharing recipes on using seed soon.
- Put the pulp in a blender, add cardamom powder, sugar, salt, cumin powder. Blend it to a smooth paste. This is the concentrated panha.
- While serving, mix the concentrate in water, add little sugar if needed.