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Cool, cool Aamras for the hot hot summer

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The recipe is as simple as the name – Aam (mango) + Ras (juice)

One of the things that make the hot hot summer bearable is the King of Fruits – mango. It is a delicious fruit that lends itself to a number of desserts, one them being Aamras, the cool, cool dessert, which is loved by everyone. Basically Aamras is a thick puree of ripe mango pulp, which is served as dip with poories, Phulkas and parathas. It can be chilled and eaten by itself too.

Festivals, weddings, family functions and everyday meals are incomplete without Aamras during the summer months.

India is home to dozens of popular varieties of mangoes, but not all of them lend themselves to being made into Aamras. The best varieties for this delicious dessert are Alphonso, Badami (also known as Safeda, Banganapalli), Chaunsa, Kesar and Langra.

In north India many people enjoy Aamras with hot steamed rice and seviyan (vermicelli), including my Mummy and Babuji.

Aamras can be also served as dessert after meals.

The recipe to make Aamras is very simple and easy, as I said earlier.

Ingredients – for 2 servings:

  • Chopped mango  – 3 teacups
  • Sugar to taste
  • Water or milk  1/4 teacup.


  • Take chopped mango, sugar and water in blender and blend it smooth.
  • Aamras is ready!
  • Transfer the Aamras to the serving bowl and keep it in the refrigerator.
  • Serve it chilled.

Have you ever made any dessert that was simpler than this?


  • If mangoes are very sweet, there is no need to add sugar.




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