Aamras is a summer delight in a bowl. Traditionally aamras is served with Poori and this combo of aamras puri is liked by many people and is quite popular. But aamras can also be had after a meal or as a sweet dish, dessert or just about at any time.
• 3-4 large alphonso or kesar aam
• ½ tbsp cardamom powder
• 1 pinch saffron strands(optional)
• 1 cup sugar (can vary depends on mangoes sweetness)
• Water or milk as required.
• Prep time: 5mins
• Making time: 10mins
• Total time: 15mins
• Peel and chop the mangoes and add them to a blender jar. You can also add some sugar if the mangoes are tangy.
• Then blend the mangoes to a smooth pulp. Check the taste and add sugar if required. To thin down the aamras, you can add some milk or water and blend again. But don’t add too much as then it will become a juice.
• Take the mango pulp in a bowl. Then add cardamom powder and crushed saffron strands. Addition of sugar makes the consistency slightly thinner in the mango pulp.
• Stir very well. Then pour in small bowls and chill in the refrigerator. Serve aamras with puri. You can also serve with chapatis for a healthier option. You could even add your choice of dry fruits to the aamras. If adding cashews, then fry the cashews till golden brown and mix it with the aamras.