A yummy summer drink prepared using raw mango is very popular in the North of India.
It has a cooling effect on the body.
Raw Mango pieces – 1 cup
Sugar/honey as per taste
Water – 2 cups
Peel the mango and roughly chop the pulp.
Put the mango pieces in a bowl and add water to drown the pieces.
Let the mango pieces cook till they turn mushy.
Allow the pieces to cool down. Use a blender or a mixer grinder to puree the pieces.
If the mango contains a lot of fiber you can use a strainer to remove the fiber.This concentrated mixture can be cooled and stored in the refrigerator for a few days. As and when you wish to make a drink , take a few teaspoons of the concentrate , add sufficient water, sugar/honey to make a sweet n sour yummy drink that quenches your thirst in summer. Garnish with Mint leaves.
The following ingredients can also be added as per your taste :
1.Roasted and powdered cumin seeds .
2.Black pepper powder
3.A pinch of salt
4.Mint leaves can be also be blended along with the mango pieces
Add one or more of the above as per your preference.
I prefer the plain drink.