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May 13, 2009

Mango Mint Cooler


Mangoes! They seem to make summer worthwhile. I see no reason to look forward to summers if it were not for these fruits. And the many other fruits that make an appearance for a short while each year. Raw mangoes start appearing a little before their fully ripe siblings. We bought some mangoes and I only wanted to make a chutney. But with the temperatures soaring to 46 C, a chutney or thuvayal was the last thing on my mind. I had a bunch of fresh mint leaves and decided to make this drink. It was great as it is and also as a mixer with vodka.


1 cup Raw Mango, peeled and diced

1 tbsp Roasted Cumin Powder

1 tsp Rock Salt, powdered

1/4 cup Mint Leaves, chopped

2-4 tbsp Sugar


Cook the mangoes with the rock salt, cumin powder and sugar, using a little water if necessary. Cool for a bit and grind to a paste with the mint leaves.


This mixture can be mixed with water (1:3 ratio) and makes for a great mixer as well. Pour over lots of ice and bid summer goodbye!

14 comments:

Parita said...

Wow thats yummy tangy refreshing drink..

DEESHA said...

how do yu manage so much heat?? I'd love to take a sip of that

Jeena said...

Hi Raaga how are you :-) This is a lovely refreshing drink - I love the egg curry too. :-)

Cilantro said...

Lovely drink..I love mangoes. I am the unlucky one out here in not finding good ones here.

luckysanjana said...

hmm sounds a lot like panhe minus the cardamom.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Refreshing and a comforting drink!!!

Cham said...

What an unusual drink with raw mango!

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Delicious and refreshing looking recipe. I will have to try it with the kind of mangos we get in the midwestern United States!

Laavanya said...

I have just one raw mango on hand and so many options now.. I was thinking mango rice and now this cooler sounds so fascinating!

Alka said...

Aah Would bless you from my heart if you could manage to send me this, I feel so tired in this sultry weather all the time( sweating like a Sweat machine could make you cranky isn't it?)that i just don't feel like moving out of my cool corner to fix meals

Bong Mom said...

That's an excellent color for a mango drink. Its been a while that I have had a raw mango drink

Divya Vikram said...

Diff recipe! Am missing the lovely mangoes here!

Ashwini said...
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Ashwini said...

Raaga - I tried this drink with some changes and it turned out quite nice. Thanks!!!