Monday, May 01, 2006

Green Mango in Jaggery Syrup for JFI



Prepared by boiling raw green mangoes in sweet syrup, this is very simple yet amazing dish.
This is my contribution to Mahanandi’s JFI.


This is very similar to the Aam Panha, but for the fact that it is not actually a juice.
I couldn’t get the Bengali name for the same (Any one knows the name?). This is also a Bengali Dessert; visit any authentic Bengali Food outlet and they will serve you this tangy sweet Raw Mango Dessert. I was, at the Bhojo Hori manna at Kolkata. Till then I didn’t know that this was also a Bengali delicacy. I always thought this was only a dish born out of impatience, when you see raw mangoes hanging on the trees, and yet you long for the sweet ripe mangoes. Just add sweet Gur or Jagerry to the raw mango and eat a sweet substitute of the ripe mangoes. Well, I see that this is quite a common recipe.

The simplicity of the recipe, and I love simple recipes, attracted me to it.

Ingredients:

2 raw mangoes cut into slices.
(Wash properly and cut with the skin)
200 grams of Gur or Jagerry.( Brown unrefined sugar)
And that’s it.

Boil two cups of water in a sauce pan.
Add the mangoes.
Add the Gur.
Shimmer till mangoes are soft and pulp start to fall of the skin.

Serve.

PS: Remove the skin and mash the pulp. Then, strain the liquid to get Aam Panha

19 Comments:

Blogger archana said...

Sounds interesting, never heard of it before. Will try it out as soon as i buy a raw mango.
Archana

4/30/2006 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

This can be had in many ways.. Quite very refreshing when drank cold

5/01/2006 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Dhonatneth said...

looks like nyummy.... slurrrpppp...

5/01/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Indira said...

I've never heard of this preparation before. The flavors of both sour mango and jaggery makes it an interesting combination, I guess.
Thanks Tony for participating in this event.

5/01/2006 05:00:00 PM  
Blogger Paz said...

I LOVE green mangoes! Cool recipe!

Paz

5/01/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger RP said...

I have heard of Aam panha but never tried it before. A dessert with green mangoes? Looks yummy.

5/01/2006 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Luv2cook said...

Tony:

Never heard of it before. Sounds very cool. It feels like I can almost taste the dish.

5/01/2006 07:15:00 PM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Whats with the lady in the second photo?!
This is new to me and sound very sweet/ tart kind of thing..

5/01/2006 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Lakshmi said...

panha, i like this recipe.

5/02/2006 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Vee said...

I second ashwini's question...Who's the lady?..

Sounds sweet and tart and all things nice...I am talking about your green mango-jaggery thing here now...:)...

5/02/2006 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger Kitchenmate said...

Tony: looks yummy.. thought you would comeup with some authentic manipuri dish, but not disappointed since you produced something equally good too:)

5/02/2006 01:55:00 AM  
Blogger yum said...

Nice positioning of the bowl which just happened to be near the babe pic, right ;)

I love this recipe. Sweet, sour and simple! MMM!

5/02/2006 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger Nandita said...

Trust the bachelor to come up with the simplest recipe with mangoes- definitely worth a try. We make a traditional dish with raw mangoes and jaggery called manga pacchidi- like a sweet mango raita-

5/02/2006 09:34:00 AM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Dhonatneth: Thanks a lot.. It was yummy..

Indira: I am glad you liked it.. In fact this is a must have in the Manipuri feasts.. A desserts that actually helps digests too.

Paz: thanks dear.. It is a very refreshing recipe indeed

RP: Like I said this is a recipe that actually helps in digestion too

LC: Try it.. It is extremely simple too...

Ashwini: Tarty sweet.. yeah that is the right expression I guess...
That lady in question is Isha Koppikar ;-) A welcome change from the hammer eh??

Lakshmi: For panha, you can direct boil the mango with cutting it and and sqeeze it..

there is an uncooked version too.. with green chillis and jaggery.. taste different and very good..

VEE: Yeah! i got it...lol She is Isha Koppikar.. quite sweet and tart too eh!!

KM: i will give a visual treat fo some amazing manipuri Mushrooms maybe later today.. My net connection at home wad down.. Let's hope its up tonight

Yum: Thank you Yum.... I am glad you liked it.. I like to experiment :-) last time around it was a hammer next to mackerals lol

5/02/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger Anthony said...

nandita: Sweet and simple. Thats my Motto lol.. I would love to try your pacchidi

5/02/2006 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Mehak said...

i love this dessert...
n aam paana moi fav

5/02/2006 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Vineela said...

Hi Anthony,
Due to some technical problem i couldn't post any recipe to your curry mela.
Your recipe sounds new and easy to do and eat i think.
Can you prepare "chumchum" for us .i like bengali sweets verymuch.
vineela

5/03/2006 06:27:00 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

Hmmm...nice to see this recipe posted on this blog. and BTW, it called Aam Panha by Bongs also. :D

5/03/2006 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Mehak: Moi too lol

Vineela: i will definitely try.. I like trying new stuff LOL

Rita: Thank you rita... actually that must be why it was difficult to remember since aam panha was in my mind already

5/03/2006 02:46:00 PM  

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