'Kairi Panhe' or 'Kairi che pahne' is a maharashtrian name for this raw mango drink. Kairi means 'raw mango' in marathi language. 'Aam(mango) Panna' is a Hindi name for this drink.
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Green or unripe mango contains a large portion of starch which gradually changes into glucose, sucrose and maltose as the fruit begins to ripe. It disappears completely when the fruit is fully ripe.
The raw mango is a valuable source of vitamin C. It contains more vitamin C than half-ripe or fully ripe mangoes. It is also a good source of vitamin B1 and B2 and contains sufficient quantity of niacin. These vitamins differ in concentration in various varieties during the stages of maturity and environmental conditions. The ripe fruit is very wholesome and nourishing.
The chief food ingredient of mango is sugar. The acids contained in the fruit are tartaric acid and malic acid, besides a trace of citric acid. These acids are utilized by the body and they help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
The unripe mango protects from the adverse effects of hot, scorching winds. A drink, prepared from the unripe mango by cooking with sugar and water is an effective remedy for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Eating raw mango with salt quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating.
1. 2 Raw Mangoes / Ambi
2. 6 Glass of water
3. ½ tsp of salt
4. 1 cup of sugar
5. 1 tsp of cumin powder
6. 2 tsp of dried mint leaves
1. Wash the raw mangoes and boil them in water, do not remove the peel.
2. When the peel of mangoes becomes soft, it will come off easily.
3. Take off the peel and seed but scrape the pulp with fork or spoon. Careful it will be hot, let it cool down.
4. Now add sugar, salt, cumin powder and mint leaves.
5. Now put the mixture on heat again with 6 glass of water and let it reduce to half.
6. Remove from the heat and transfer it to glass bowl topped on ice tray / bowl.
7. Let it cool down and refrigerate it.
8. Serve these individual glasses with ice cubes and some fresh mint leaves or lemon slices.