What is Aamras?
Aamras is a delicious and smooth puree of mango. The word Aamras is the combination of two words i.e. Aam and Ras which means mango and juice respectively. But I would not go by the literal meaning because Aamras has a consistency to fall for. It is thick and smoooooth (smooth with plenty of “o”s). In India, during summers when mangoes are available in abundance, it is very common to prepare Aamras as an accompaniment with meals especially in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. It helps to beat the scorching heat.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for Aamras
In my last 2-3 blog posts the title of the post has been talking about the ingredients and the same happens again. For Aamras, as the name suggests, we need aam i.e. mangoes. Apart from mangoes, we need sugar and water/milk. Mangoes – Aamras is best prepared using Alfanso/ Kesar variety of mangoes, although you can make them with any variety. Sugar depends upon the sweetness of mangoes and your taste. The quantity of water also depends upon the quality of mango and your preference of consistency. Some mangoes are juicier than the other. Also some like their Aamras thin some like it thick. I like it somewhere in between.
Different poori recipes on the blog
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time Nil
Serving 4 persons
Ingredients for Aamras Recipe
- 2 Alfansos; washed and peeled
- 2 tbsp bhura shakkar
- ¼ cup chilled water
How to make Aamras
1. Cut and grind mangoes
Cut mangoes into cubes. No need of such clean cubes 😉 we will anyways blend them. Put the mango cubes in a blender. And blend till you have no chunks left. Add water if required.
2. Check sweetness and consistency and add sugar and water
Sugar and water to be added differs from mangoes to mangoes. So after blending it, taste and add sugar and water according to your taste. I added ¼ cup water in total and 2 tbsp bhura shakkar.
Thereafter blend once more to get absolutely smooth and lump free Aamras. Chill in refrigerator for a couple of hours.
4. Bon appétit
Serve chilled and smooth Aamras with hot and puffed pooris.
- You can also add milk instead of water.