Aam ras is a popular dish in Marathi, Gujrati and Marwari cuisines usually made during festivals. Its is a simple yet very flavorful dessert and can be made in a jiffy. Of course you will need fresh mangoes to make this irresistible dish. Canned variety can work, fresh mangoes tastes definitely better. It is usually served with puris or deep fried flat bread or can be had on its own as a dessert.
In Coastal Karnataka this dish is called ‘rasayana’ and is made with adding milk and sugar. Rasayana has more thinner consistency than Aam ras. It is served as a drink or as an accompaniment to puris.
Niki loves to have this dessert as an after school snack during summers.
You can make this dish with frozen ripe mangoes, if you don’t have access to fresh ones in fall/winter.
About 15 minutes
- 4 ripe mangoes
- Few strands of saffron
- 1 ½ tsp cardamom powder
- 2 tsp warm milk
- 2 tsp chopped almonds to garnish, optional
- Sugar, optional as per your taste
Soak saffron for 10-15 minutes in warm milk.
Peel and cube the mangoes. Add in a blender and puree with saffron milk and cardamom powder. Adjust consistency by adding milk or water as per your taste.
Chill and serve with puris or on its own as a dessert.
The famous proverb "you are what you eat” as quoted by the French author Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is very true. Food nourishes you from the inside out. Good health is of utmost importance to me. Vegetarianism and Veganism are gaining immense popularity these days. Natural, organic, healthy and homemade is my mantra.
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