AAM PORA SHORBOT( Roasted raw mango summer cooler Drink)

AAM PORA SHORBOT
( Roasted raw mango summer cooler Drink)

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As the Summer sets in with a full bang you will find this healthy summer cooler drink Aam Pora Shorbot (Roasted raw mango drink) in every Bengali home… as a child we used to wait for our summer vacations eagerly as this time of the year was my favorite always… Come summer! And with it comes all the wonderful things in life, our deep freezer would be loaded with ice creams , candy’s….We could enjoy all the wonderful seasonal fruits like Litchis, Falsa, different types of berries and not to forget the “King of fruits Mangoes”. At the sight of raw mangoes in the market we used to jump with joy , as we knew now all the yummy dishes made with raw mangoes would be there on our lunch table to make the meals more interesting and the lip-smacking . Chilled glass of  Aam pora Shorbot  would be waiting for us when we came back from playing in the evening to refresh and rejuvenated us in the hot sultry weather.

Those days we never used to buy any bottled beverages but always used to enjoy home made healthy drinks to cool our body and refresh us.

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This is a similar drink to the famous ‘Aam Panah’, but in the Bengali version we roast the raw mangoes on slow to medium flame till the skin is fully charred and the mango flesh inside is soft and mushy and fully cooked. Traditionally in olden days as no fancy gadgets like gas stove or mixer grinder was available so in those days people use to roast the raw mangoes on charcoal or wood fire and then used to hand mash the flesh to get a chunky raw mango drink, roasting the mangoes gives a subtle charred and smoky flavor to the drink at the end. But if you don’t like the smoky flavors then go ahead and boil the mangoes whole in the pressure cooker till cooked, both the ways they taste amazing.

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During Summers we need drinks and food to cool our body mind and soul, raw mangoes are perfect to protect you from the sun strokes and the extreme heat in this weather rising each day, the good thing is that you can make the concentrate of this drink ahead of time and store it in a sterile airtight glass jar in your refrigerator for a week and whenever you come home from the heat outside just have a chilled refreshing glass of Aam pora shorbot and feel cool and rejuvenated.

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Go ahead and try this healthy home made summer cooler drink and this year give a miss to all the bottled versions of preservative and artificial colour laden products. Making this drink is no hard job so stop making excuses and make a healthy start by enjoying such home made goodies.

If you are health conscious then skip the sugar in the drink and go ahead make a savory version of this drink , it tastes awesome even without sugar.

More such summer cooler drinks are shared in my blog do try them too. Check out Thandai, Black grape fizz, Shirley Temple, Strawberry Mojito and Jal Jeera
Enjoy your Summers !!!
If you try this recipe do give me a feed back if possible would be happy to hear from you all…

FullSizeRender_2 (1)RECIPE FOR AAM PORA SHORBOT
Ingredients for aam pora shorbot:

  • 2 Medium sized – Firm raw mangoes (Sour variety)
  • ½ cup – Sugar or as desired
  • 1 tbsp – Roasted cumin powder
  • ½ – Black salt to taste
  • Pudina leaves for garnish
  • Ice cubes for serving
  • Chilled Water to dilute the concentrated Aam Pora Shorbot mixture.

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FullSizeRender_7 ROASTED MANGO PEELED AND COOKED FULLY TO MAKE THE DRINK.
METHOD TO MAKE THE AAM PORA SHORBOT:

  1. Wash the raw mangoes and wipe them, then roast them on direct flame on low to medium heat  until the outer skin is charred black and the inside pulp has become soft and fully cooked.(The roasting time of mangoes varies according to the size of the mangoes).
  2. Cool them by covering them with a damp cloth or kitchen towel.
  3. Then peel and discard the charred skin of the mangoes and take out the pulp discarding the stone.
  4. Take the extracted pulp in a blender or a mixer grinder, add the sugar, black salt and roasted cumin powder (at this point you can also add some chopped mint leaves if desired) and grind till smooth.
  5. You can store this concentrated mixture in a glass jar or bottles in the refrigerator for a week.
  6. When you are ready to serve it take 2 to 3 tbsp of this concentrated mixture in a glass add some chilled water mix well sprinkle on top with some more roasted cumin powder and few leaves of mint, if desired you can add some ice cubes too.
  7. Your refreshing Aam pora shorbot is ready to quench your thirst in this hot sultry weather.

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  1. You can adjust the thickness of the drink to your preference some like it thick in that case add more concentrated mixture pre glass and less water, I like mine thin so I took about 2 to 3 tbsp per glass.
  2. If you don’t like the mangoes to be roasted then alternative option is to boil them whole in pressure cooker and then take out the pulp of the mangoes. In the roasting method you get nice subtle smoky flavor in the drink if you don’t like smoky flavor you can go ahead and boil them.
  3. Adding sugar is optional as my family likes it slightly sweet and sour so I add sugar, you can also make a savory version of it by omitting sugar completely and make it a healthy low calorie drink.
  4. The quantity of sugar and salt depends upon the sourness of the mangoes so adjust accordingly.
  5. Adding mint leaves is optional in the original recipe no mint is added but as I like the freshness from the mint leaves I have added.
  6. The raw mango I bought was slightly yellow in colour so I got this colour, but they were extremely sour, the colour of the drink depends on the colour of the mangoes and addition of the ingredients like pudina and jeera, if you add more pudina while grinding the drink would turn out light green, and if more cumin is added then it would turn our light brown in colour its all up to your preferences.
  7. If you like your drink a bit chunky then do not grind the mango mixture in mixer grinder, simply just mash all the ingredients with your hands this way when you sip the drink small chunks of mangoes come in between and it’s a yummy experience, do try the chunky version too if you like.

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AAM PORA SHORBOT( Roasted raw mango summer cooler Drink)
 
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Recipe type: Bong Connection Affairs, Drink & Beverages, Healthy Affairs, Veg, Veg
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • 2 Medium sized – Firm raw mangoes (Sour variety)
  • ½ cup – Sugar or as desired
  • 1 tbsp – Roasted cumin powder
  • ½ – Black salt to taste
  • Pudina leaves for garnish
  • Ice cubes for serving
  • Chilled Water to dilute the concentrated Aam Pora Shorbot mixture.
Instructions
  1. Wash the raw mangoes and wipe them, then roast them on direct flame on low to medium heat until the outer skin is charred black and the inside pulp has become soft and fully cooked.(The roasting time of mangoes varies according to the size of the mangoes).
  2. Cool them by covering them with a damp cloth or kitchen towel.
  3. Then peel and discard the charred skin of the mangoes and take out the pulp discarding the stone.
  4. Take the extracted pulp in a blender or a mixer grinder, add the sugar, black salt and roasted cumin powder (at this point you can also add some chopped mint leaves if desired) and grind till smooth.
  5. You can store this concentrated mixture in a glass jar or bottles in the refrigerator for a week.
  6. When you are ready to serve it take 2 to 3 tbsp of this concentrated mixture in a glass add some chilled water mix well sprinkle on top with some more roasted cumin powder and few leaves of mint, if desired you can add some ice cubes too.
  7. Your refreshing Aam pora shorbot is ready to quench your thirst in this hot sultry weather.
Notes
1. You can adjust the thickness of the drink to your preference some like it thick in that case add more concentrated mixture pre glass and less water, I like mine thin so I took about 2 to 3 tbsp per glass.
2. If you don’t like the mangoes to be roasted then alternative option is to boil them whole in pressure cooker and then take out the pulp of the mangoes. In the roasting method you get nice subtle smoky flavor in the drink if you don’t like smoky flavor you can go ahead and boil them.
3. Adding sugar is optional as my family likes it slightly sweet and sour so I add sugar, you can also make a savory version of it by omitting sugar completely and make it a healthy low calorie drink.
4. The quantity of sugar and salt depends upon the sourness of the mangoes so adjust accordingly.
5. Adding mint leaves is optional in the original recipe no mint is added but as I like the freshness from the mint leaves I have added.
6. The raw mango I bought was slightly yellow in colour so I got this colour, but they were extremely sour, the colour of the drink depends on the colour of the mangoes and addition of the ingredients like pudina and jeera, if you add more pudina while grinding the drink would turn out light green, and if more cumin is added then it would turn our light brown in colour its all up to your preferences.
7. If you like your drink a bit chunky then do not grind the mango mixture in mixer grinder, simply just mash all the ingredients with your hands this way when you sip the drink small chunks of mangoes come in between and it’s a yummy experience, do try the chunky version too if you like.
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2 Comments

  1. Nazia Kashif

    It is a very good summer cooler drink I love it will try for sure

     
    • mukherjee soma

      Thanks Nazir do try hope you will enjoy it, do try to give me a feedback if possible would be happy to hear from you 😊

       

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