“Aam” means mango and “Ras” means juice, so the word aamras means mango juice.
Aamras is a flavored mango puree which is very popular summer dish/dessert in West India. Piping hot puris and a bowl of chilled Aamras. It is such an irresistible combination!!!
- Ripe Mangoes – 2 nos (I used Badami)
- Sugar – 2 teaspoon
- Green cardamom powder of 1 no (Skin the cardamom and crush the seeds to a fine powder)
- Almonds – 2 nos, sliced (optional)
You have to
- Wash the mangoes well. With clean hands gently roll and knead the whole ripe mangoes until all of the pulp inside is mashed and soft.
- Make a hole at the stalk area and squeeze out all the pulp to a bowl. Discard skin and seed. You could sieve to discard any fibrous thread if required.
- Add cardamom powder & sugar to the pulp. Mix well
- Garnish with sliced almonds.
- You could blend the skinned and cubed mango pieces along with cardamom and sugar to a smooth paste
- The consistency is a bit thicker than juice. But you could thin down the puree by adding milk
- According to your sweet tooth you could increase or decrease or even skip the amount of sugar mentioned above. If the mango is tangy more sugar needs to be added to balance the flavor.
- You could flavor the aamras with saffron strands as well.
- Ripe Mangoes – 2
- Sugar – 2 teaspoon (optional)
- Green cardamom – 1
- Almonds - 2 nos, sliced
- Skin the cardamom and crush the seeds to a fine powder
- Gently roll and knead the ripe mangoes until all of the pulp inside is mashed and soft. Make a hole at the stalk area and squeeze out all the pulp to a bowl.Discard seeds.
- You could sieve to discard any fibrous thread.
- Add cardamom powder & sugar to the pulp
- Mix well and garnish with sliced almond
- Serve chilled with hot puris or eat as a dessert
Also read about Aam Papad