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Indian Mango Cooler (Panha) Recipe

Indian Mango Cooler (Panha) Recipe
  • Meal


  • Cusine



2 large mangoes

4 cups boiling water

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon saffron threads

1 teaspoon green cardamom powder


Combine mangoes and water in a medium pot. Simmer until a spoon pressed into the mango's surface makes a dent, about 30 minutes. Remove from pot. Cool. Remove skin and seed and mash the flesh in a heavy based saucepan. Heat pulp over medium heat while stirring, about 5 minutes. Add sugar, saffron and cardamom and stir until sugar has dissolved, another five minutes. Taste mixture and add more sugar if necessary. Remove from heat and cool in. Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use. To serve, put 2 tablespoons of mixture to a glass and top with ice cold water (you can also add a pinch of toasted ground cumin, salt, or finely shredded mint leaves as a final garnish). Stir well.