Kairi ka Pani


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An excellent summer cooler. It is also called 'panha' in most other regions of India. A delicacy made of boiled raw mangoes has an added zing of black salt,cumin and ginger powder. Kairi ka pani can be had either sweetened or salted according to preference. This cool drink is supposed to protect the human body from dehydration during the severe heat waves that hit the region during summer.

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Cooking Time: 15 to 20 mins.
Serves 4 to 6.
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2 medium sized raw mangoes
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tsp black salt (sanchal)
1/4 tsp dried ginger (soonth) powder
salt to taste

  1. Boil the raw mangoes in water till they are soft.
  2. Drain all the water and remove the skin from the mangoes.
  3. Strain the mango pulp.
  4. Add the suger,cumin seed powder,black salt,ginger powder and salt and mix well.
  5. Store in a bottle and refrigerate.
  6. When you wish to serve, put 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a glass and top up with chilled water.

  1. If you wish to make the sweetened version add 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder and a few saffron strands instead of the cumin powder and black salt.
RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook
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Mruga DMarch 19, 2013

Very nice taste....traditional Rajasthani drink....excellent summer drink...

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Reviewed March 19, 2013by Mruga D

Very nice taste....traditional Rajasthani drink....excellent summer drink...

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