Mangoes are known as the ‘king of fruits’ and summer is never complete without them.
I love to eat the recipes in which ripe mangoes are used. Whenever I am back home for summer vacations I love to have aamras or mango milkshakes.
Benefits of mangoes:
Mangoes are nutritious in many ways. The health benefits of mangoes are as follows.
- High level of Vitamin C
- Good source of amino acid, calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium
- Contain vitamin A and E which are good for the eyes
- Rich in vitamin B-6 which helps in brain functioning
- Helps in digestion process
Aamras or amras recipe:
Aamras Amras is pureed thick mango pulp or mango puree. It is a popular sweet dish of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Aamras is apt for babies of 8 months and above. Any type of mangoes can be taken to prepare aamras but mostly alphonso or kesar type mangoes are used.
Aamras can be prepared using only mangoes or you can also add dry fruits for flavor. Aamras can be eaten as a side dish or after a meal.
In Maharashtra cardamom powder (elaichi) is used, while in Gujarat dry ginger powder(saunth) is used. I prefer using elaichi powder with dry fruits for flavor.
If the mangoes are a little tangy, you can add either sugar or jaggery. I prefer adding jaggery considering its health benefits.
Aamras recipe – preparation method:
Wash and peel mangoes. Cut the mangoes into pieces.
Take the chopped mangoes in the blender. While blending the mangoes add jaggery or sugar if the mangoes are tangy. Add in saffron (kesar) for flavor it is optional.
Add in milk or water. Here I have added milk to thin down the aamras. Add cardamom powder. Serve in a glass or bowl with your favorite toppings or before serving refrigerate it well.
- Mangoes - 2 chopped
- Cardamom powder - a pinch (optional)
- Saffron or kesar - a few strands (optional)
- Jaggery or sugar powdered - as required (optional)
- Sauth or dry ginger powder - a pinch (optional)
- Water or milk - as required
- Dry fruits - 1 tablespoon (optional)
- Wash mangoes and then peel off the skin
- In a blender add these mango pieces followed by saffron and jaggery or sugar which you prefer for your taste
- You can add some water or milk to thin down the mixture
- Add in cardamom powder or dry ginger powder if required
- Add dry fruits of your choice as favorite toppings
- Refrigerate and serve in glass or bowls
- Always wash the mangoes first before usage
- Add any of the flavouring agent based on your taste
- Dry ginger can be added which will help in digestion
Do try this aamras recipe at home and let me know in comments how your little one responded.