Aamras

Friday, June 12, 2009

How could I have possibly let my 1st Blog Anniversay go by, without some celebrations huh? Yep, The fact that I have blogged consistently throughtout the year without getting bored does call for some celebration.

Since, both of us don't have a major sweet tooth, I wanted to make something that's not overly sweet but something very very special. It We love mangoes, & I settled for some lovely Aamras. I hadn't made Aamras in a while & this was the perfect excuse. What's summer without some mangoes right??

This version is slightly different as mango is not pureed here. Mangoes cubes are mashed instead which gives it a nice texture. The chopped almonds add a nice little crunchy bite.

You Will Need:

  • 4 Mangoes ( I used Alphonso)
  • Half a litre of milk
  • 4 tbsp sugar ( Use more if you have a sweet toooth)
  • A pinch of powdered green cardamom
  • A pinch of saffron ( dissolved in a tbsp of warm milk )
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds

Method:

  • Peel the mangoes, cube them & give them a slight mash with the back of a fork
  • In a container, add milk, mashed mango, sugar & cardamom powder & mix well.
  • Top with saffron & chopped almonds.

Serve CHILLED with HOT puris or Enjoi as a drink.

NOTE:

  • Try replacing half the quantity of milk with condensed milk for a more creamier texture.
  • If using condensed milk, you may want to reduce the quantity of sugar.
  • You can use skimmed milk for a healthier version.
  • You could go ahead and puree the mangoes, if you do not like bite into them. ( I personally prefer this version )

Hope you guys enjoy this one, as much as we did . . .

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