Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Aamras Poori

While the mango season is still on, I guess the timing is just apt for posting this famous Maharashtrian dish, ‘Aamras Poori”. The most obvious combinations all along (at least the ones that I know of) have been ‘poori with aloo bhaji’, ‘poori with channa masala’ or ‘poori sagu’ but poori with Aam (mango) ras(juice/ syrup)…this sounded and is truly a tantalizing combination. 
My hubby (with his ever-growing Mumbai loyalty) talked so much about this dish that I thought I should give it a try…the drive was, even if I can’t have this dish with pooris, I could always have it for dessert:) . It is in fact very simple (all you need is a few ripe mangoes and the rest you’ll find at home). To my surprise and a pleasant one at that, I instantly fell in love with the combination…and the hangover continues :) …so here’s sharing the hangover with you…!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes (actually, blending time)
Serves: 5-6

You need: 
3 big ripe mangoes
1/3 cup cold milk
¼ cup sugar (depending on how sweet or sour the mangoes are)
3-4 green cardamoms

To garnish:
A few strands of saffron (optional)

Step-by-step:
Wash, clean and cut the Mango into pieces and set it aside (size doesn’t matter as you are going to blend them) 



Squeeze out all the remaining pulp / juice from around the seed (don’t waste any bit of the juice) 



Grind the mango pieces, sugar, cardamoms and milk in the mixer/blender to a thick consistency and transfer the contents (now called aamras!) to a serving bowl 


Garnish with a few strands of saffron

Serve with pooris or relish the ‘aamras’ as a dessert! 




Sending this recipe to “food for little champs" hosted by Indu get cooking (Indu Mathew) 
Yours tastefully!

23 comments:

  1. A savoury dipped in sweet...never tried one before!! should have a go sometime!!

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  2. @treat and trick: thank you so much

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  3. @LAC: I thought it was weird..but it's yumm!!

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  4. wow! what an interesting combinations!!!! poori and mango!

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  5. thank you Sarah...try it I'm sure you'll love it!

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  8. Hi Binitha thx for stopping by my blog.....ery gud collection here to tempt any one...love aam ras...fab with poori....c u soon

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  9. Sounds an interesting combo,sure must have taste great..thanks for stopping at my space..you have a wonderful blog..happy following u:)

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  10. Lovely and tasty..I can feel the taste just by looking the pics..Thanks for stopping by kothiyavunu and lending me to ur lovely space..u 2 have a lovely space filled with yummy recipe..following u 2!!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my space.Loved your space too.I have heard a lot about this combo but has never tried this.Your Aamras look so tempting.

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  12. wow looks so tempting and yummy clicks ..... thanks for following me ... i am also following u .......

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  13. wow...this is something new to me...but it sounds interesting and very delicious....using mangoes sounds tasty!!

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  14. Hy dear,
    Thanks for stopping by..you have an awesome space here..
    innovative try...recipe sounds irresistable..gonna try asap..:)
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  15. Hey, aamras sounds like a thicker version of mango smoothie :) No wonder you were hooked, looks simply delish!

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  16. Never thought about Poori with Aamraas ..... I can eat mango in any form four times a day :) My fav !!

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  17. Aamras Poori is a favorite combination at home during summer. Like your thick version. I make my aamras by using jaggery instead of sugar.

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  18. Completely drooling over this post! YUM

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  19. This looks super delicious. Yummy combo.

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  20. beautiful combination, and gorgeous pics... I'm definitely making this on the weekend

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