"Panha" is a drink made from raw mangoes...Its one of the traditional drinks likekokum sharbat etc which are made from decades here.Its more common in the konkan coast on india where we find raw mangoes in abundance .Here the summer has almost reached its peak and we need such summer coolers to cool our selfs so i thought of posting this drink.This drink contains all natural flavours and ingredients and is very refreshing also.Panhas recipe can be varied according to ones personal choice and taste.My this version of panha also contains ingredients like roasted cumin powder which helps to maintain the body cool.
4 medium sized raw mangoes.
2 cups sugar( or jaggery)
1 tablespoon black salt
2 tablespoon cumin seeds roasted and powdered
2 table spoon of fennel seeds powdered coarsely
1 tea spoon freshly powdered black pepper
chopped ginger or juice(optional)
Peel the raw mangoes and grate them or chop them very finely.Take a deep sauce pan and add 1 cup water, sugar( or jaggery) and grated raw mangoes mix and cook till mangoes are soft.Add sugar according to your taste.
Cool it and blend it till it forms a smooth paste.Put this mixture in a saucepan and cook on medium flame.Add black salt, cumin powder, fennel powder and black pepper powder and mix.Cook for 20 mins on medium low flame.Take from heat and let it cool.Store it in a glass bottle in refrigerator.
Now while serving mix 2-3 teaspoon of this concentrate with a glass of chilled water.Strain it if required and add some hand torn mint leaves and few drops of ginger juice if required and serve immediately.
NOTE: This concentrate can be stored in refrigerator for upto 2 months.