I go, You go, We all go for Mango!

Cool down with these refreshing Mango drinks!




Chilled Mango Cooler
Aam Paana
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!

Serves 4
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


Mango Lassi:

Lassi is an ever-popular Indian yogurt drink!

Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes if using canned
mango purée (suggest Alphonso or Kesar mango pulp)
15 minutes if using fresh mangoes
4 cups yogurt 
2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
3 ripe mangoes (about 3 lbs), peeled and cut into chunks,
or 3 cups canned mango pulp or purée
½ teaspoon ground cardamom,
1 cup crushed ice
Blend the ingredients in an electric
blender until the yogurt is frothy. Pour
over ice into four 8-ounce glasses
and enjoy!
The Cafe Spice Cookbook by Hari Nayak, Tuttle Publishing