3 large & ripe Alphonso/Kesar mangoes
1/2 tsp powdered cardamom
1/4 tsp powdered ginger
A pinch of saffron
Water or milk as required (optional)
Ok if you are reading this article, you must be a fan of puree. I congratulate you for finding your way here where you will discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about puree.
From the title of this article, you must realize that in we are going to talk about aamras, a popular dessert in most Indian restaurants, especially in the western parts of India (state of Maharashtra and Gujarat). There is not a single wedding you will attend in Gujarati or Maharashtrian states and not have the opportunity to taste aamras. It is a delicacy loved by all.
Aamras is a one of a kind Indian dessert. First and foremost, it is delicious. The rich nutritional value and numerous health benefits that come along with it are bonuses.
Aamras is derived from two Indian words (“aam” for mango and “ras” for juice). Combining the two words creates mango juice or aamras. In a nutshell, it is mango puree; a popular drink served during the summer when the mangoes are in plenty.
There are a variety of mangoes around the globe and you can use any for puree. However, there is one variety that I can guarantee makes an excellent aamras, the Alphonso. It is a fibreless variety, native to India that will make sure your aamras turns out as expected.
To prepare aamras will require just 30 minutes of your time and the ability to follow a few simple instructions.
Drinking aamras is like eating a mango. Mangoes are considered to be the king of fruits because of their taste and juicy mouthfeel. Aamras has lots of phytochemicals, polyphenols, and vitamins (omega 3 and 6).
This dessert is also handy in defending against heart diseases because of its high concentrations of potassium and selenium which keep your heart healthy.
Your daily treat of aamras contains polyphenol compounds and gallic acids, perfect for minimizing cancer risks.
Just to list mangoes have the following health benefits:
- Aid digestion.
- Aid eyesight.
- Are good for pregnant women.
- Increases libido and keep our skin healthy and beautiful.
How to make Aamras
Note: You can serve aamras with chapatis or pooris.