Aamras

Aamras is a popular Indian dessert made primarily from mango pulp. It is particularly popular in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat and is often enjoyed during the summer months when mangoes are in season. The dish is typically served with puris (deep-fried Indian bread) or sometimes with chapati (unleavened flatbread).

Aam means Mango in India and Ras means pulp or nectar. so Aamras is basically mango fruit pulp topped with some ingredients like cardamom, saffron, and ghee as per your choice. Mangoes can be consumed in a variety of ways, this is just one of them and one of my favorites.

Here’s a simple recipe to make Aamras:

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 ripe mangoes (Alphonso mangoes are preferred for their sweetness and flavor)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sugar (optional, adjust according to the sweetness of mangoes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (optional)
  • A pinch of saffron strands (optional)
  • 1/4 cup milk or water (optional, to adjust consistency)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Mangoes: Wash the mangoes thoroughly. Peel and chop the mangoes into pieces. Another way is to soften the mangoes and squeeze out the entire pulp and then wash the mango seed and peels in milk and use the same in the aamras.
  2. Blend: Place the mango pieces in a blender. Add sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron strands if using. Blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add a little milk or water to achieve the desired consistency.
  3. Chill: Transfer the aamras to a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
  4. Serve: Serve chilled aamras as a sweet dish/ pudding or dessert or along with puris or chapati.

aamras

Tips:

  • Consistency: Aamras can be made thick or slightly runny based on preference. Adjust the amount of milk or water accordingly.
  • Flavor Enhancements: Adding cardamom powder and saffron strands enhances the flavor, but these are optional ingredients.
  • Sweetness: The amount of sugar needed will depend on the sweetness of the mangoes. Taste and adjust as needed.

Enjoy this delightful mango dessert as a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!

aamras

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