Aamras – the Indian flavored Mango puree that everyone just loves!
Mangoes are in season!
I’m yet to meet someone who despises mangoes. How can one really? For someone with a sweet tooth as intense as mine, desserts are the bane of our existence! Moderation, Special occasions are words we don’t find in our dictionary. But dessert cravings can be managed. A mango is all I need to forget about that chocolate cake (wait – did I say cake? gotta make me some of that now!).
Aamras is simply mango puree flavored with cardamom or ginger. That’s it. You can probably stop reading now since that’s all there is to this recipe! But if you want, I’ll write it out for you!
- 1 Large, Ripe Mango
- ¼ teaspoon Cardamom Powder / Dry Ginger Powder (elaichi or sonth)
- 2 strands of Saffron (kesar)
- 2-3 Tablespoons Sugar or Jaggery - optional, to suit taste
- ¼ cup Milk or Water - optional
- Scoop out the mango flesh and add to a food processor.
- Add the crushed saffron, cardamom powder or ginger powder, sugar / jaggery and blend to a smooth puree.
- Taste and add more sugar if you want.
- Chill it for at least an hour.
- If you don't want thick Aamras, dilute with chilled milk or water. Else, serve as is.
How to make Aamras
Scoop out the mango flesh and add to a food processor. Add the crushed saffron, cardamom powder, sugar / jaggery and blend to a smooth puree. Taste and add more sugar if you want.
You can add milk or water if you don’t want thick aamras. Mix well. Add to serving bowls, close and refrigerate for a couple hours. Aamras is supposed to served chill. You can have it as is or as a condiment / dip to Puri, Roti etc.