Mango is considered the king of fruits in India and no summer season is complete without the mention of Aamras. Aamras is basically pureed ripe mangoes sweetened with jaggery or sugar.
It is a very popular sweet dish which is normally served along with food or as a dessert all over India in the summers. It is especially popular in Western states like Gujarat and Maharashtra, where it is also served along with Puris. A cup of Aamras makes a good energy booster, protects against dehydration in summers and has calming & antidepressant properties.
Though its natural taste by itself is great, some people add more flavour to it by putting some Rose Syrup, Saffron, Dry Ginger Powder, Cardamom or Dry Fruits like Cashews, Almonds etc. Also Aamras is generally of a thick consistency, but a little water or milk can be added to make it slightly thinner.
In India, various varieties of mango like Alphonso, Kesar, Badam, Bangapalli etc. are used to prepare this dish. Generally sweet, ripe and juicy varieties of mango work best for this dish. However, you can use any variety of mango that is available to you and adjust the quantity of sugar based on the sweetness of the mango.
To make Aamras at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
Ingredients For Aamras Recipe
- 2 Large Mangoes
- 1 Teaspoon Sugar or Jaggery
- 6-7 Saffron Strands
- 1/4 Teaspoon Saunth / Dry Ginger Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
- Water or Milk as required
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Aamras Recipe
Wash and peel 2 mangoes and chop them. Add the chopped pieces to a blender.
Optionally add 1 Teaspoon of Sugar or Jaggery and 6-7 Saffron strands. You can also add some Cardamom Powder or Saunth.
Blend all the ingredients together adding a little water or milk to adjust the consistency. Aamras is ready. Refrigerate for some time and serve it chilled.