Last updated on April 1st, 2018
Aam means mango and ras means juice. So aamras literally translates to mango juice. In western India this is aamras is served as side dish especially for poori. Aamras poori is a very popular breakfast in north India. Aamras is also known as keri nu ras.
I make aamras in mango season every year. We especially like to have this as summer drink. Aamras is also known as mango nectar, purest mango juice 🙂
Alphonso mango is usually used for making mangoes. You can use any kind of mango for aamras recipe just that the mango should be sweet and pulpy. Milk or water is not usually added in this recipe but if you want a bit diluted drink you can add some water.
The consistency of aamras depends upon how you plan to serve it. If you want to serve aamras poori you can just blend the mangoes with sugar to a smooth pulp without water. But if you are going to serve this as dessert you can add some water while making pulp. Please note that even if you add water this should be thicker than mango juice.
There are few variations for this recipe. The spices you add varies from state to state.
Variations in aamras recipe:
- You can add a bit of dry ginger powder as seasoning. It compliments well with mango.
- A very popular seasoning for aamras is cardamom powder and saffron.
- For a different continental taste you can add a splash of vannila. Vanilla tastes especially good with mango. You can serve vanilla flavored aamras with pancakes or waffles too. I essentially make this combination during mango season as we love this at our home.
- You can sugar, jaggery powder, honey or any other sweetner of your choice. If the mangoes are really sweet then you can also just blend them.
- Finally you can add some coconut milk also for flavor.
Serve aamras as side dish for poori, roti, pancake, waffles or as dessert after meal.
Aamras recipe details below:
- 2 Mangoes ripe, large
- 2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup water. optional
- Wash and rinse the mangoes once or twice and remove the peel.
- remove the pulp by chopping them, discard the stone
- Place the chopped mangoes in a blender and blend smoothly.
- Add sugar,cardamom powder and water,blend again until very smooth.
- Refrigerate until serving.
- Serve aamras chilled as dessert ot side dish with poori.
1. Amount of sugar depends on mangoes.If the mangoes are very sweet you can leave out sugar completely.
2.Instead of sugar you can add honey too
3. You can add dry ginger powder for flavoring.