Aam pora sharbat. COURTESY
Aam pora sharbat recipe is an heirloom recipe of Bengal. Traditionally in this sharbat mangoes were first roasted over hot charcoal and the sharbat was made with cold water from earthen pots or Matka. It is believed that roasting the mango over an open fire or charcoal reduces the heat of the fruit. Which helps in balancing the body temperature, protects from the scorching heat of the summer and dehydration. Also, it gives a much needed instant energy boost.
Ingredients ( for 1 cup = 250 ml )
1 medium sized raw mango
6-7 fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp black salt
few ice cubes
2 cups chilled water
Rinse the mango well under running water and pat dry.
Roast the mango over medium flame until all the sides are blackened (charred) and the pulp softens. Then remove from heat and let it cool down.
Once done with a spoon or with your hand remove the peels and scrape out all the pulps directly in a pot.
In a blender add the roasted mango pulp, mint leaves, sugar, roasted cumin powder, black salt, and black pepper powder together. Then blend it until smooth.
Transfer to a bowl. Combine chilled water.
Aam pora sharbat recipe is ready to serve. Serve in serving glasses by adding some ice cubes and mint leaves.