Chilled Mango Cooler
This Indian drink, renowned for its heat resistant properties, is made from green mangoes. It’s a tasty and healthy beverage – perfect for a hot day, and after a meal!
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
3 green mangoes (1¼ lbs), peeled and diced
¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground
Salt, to taste
Crushed ice, for serving
Mint sprigs, for serving
In a medium sauce pan, heat the diced mango pieces (with enough water to cover them) on medium heat – and then cover.
Cook the raw mangoes until slightly tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the water and cool.
Blend the cooked mangoes with 4 cups water,salt and mint leaves.
Strain the mixture.
Add sugar and roasted cumin powder to the mango mixture; mix well and chill.
Add crushed ice into four tall 8 oz.glasses and pour the drink.
Serve garnished with mint sprigs.
The Cafe Spice Cookbook by Hari Nayak, Tuttle Publishing