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Healthy Beverages: Mango Rasayana (Smoothie) With Coconut Milk

Updated on May 30, 2017
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Before You Get Started

We get plenty of mangoes in the market during mango season. During summer, mango rasayana, also called as "Aamras" or "Seekarane," is the favorite beverage in many homes here. People serve this sweet dish all the time, even at functions and feasts. It is sometimes used as a dessert as well.

Unlike a mango smoothie that is made with milk and sugar, mango rasayana is made with coconut milk and jaggery. Mango rasayana is healthier and tastier than the mango smoothie. You can see this by looking at the ingredients.

An Overview of making mango rasayana:

Cut the mangoes up. Use different varieties of mangoes for the best taste. Take out the pulp by squeezing the mango pieces with your fingers. Grind some grated coconut in a blender, adding some water. Strain the coconut water. Add it to the pulp. Add jaggery powder, cardamom powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well. Your delicious mango rasayana is ready!

The consistency should be drinkable. Adjust the consistency by adding coconut milk or some water. Pour it into glasses and serve cold.

Mango rasayana
Mango rasayana
Mango rasayana
Mango rasayana
5 stars for Mango Rasayana
Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Four glasses of mango rasayana

Ingredients:

  • 2 bowls mango pulp, use varieties of mangoes for best results
  • 2 cups grated coconut
  • 4 cardamom, finely crushed
  • 1 cup jaggery powder
  • 2 pinches salt, to taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Mango Rasayana

  1. Wash mangoes. Cut them in pieces. Squeeze out the pulp, by pressing the mango pieces with your fingers. Collect it in a bowl.
  2. Grind grated coconut in a mixer/blender, adding some water. Strain it. This is coconut milk. Add it to the bowl.
  3. Add jaggery powder and salt. Mix well. Bring it to drinking consistency, by adding more coconut milk or water.
  4. Yummy mango rasayana is ready to drink. Pour it into glasses and serve cold. Enjoy the taste!!

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Step one: Wash mangoes and chop themStep two: Squeeze the mango pieces to collect mango pulpStep three:  Add coconut milkStep four: Add crushed cardamom and two pinches of salt. Mix wellStep five: Mango rasayana is ready to drink. Serve it cold, pouring into a glass
Step one: Wash mangoes and chop them
Step one: Wash mangoes and chop them
Step two: Squeeze the mango pieces to collect mango pulp
Step two: Squeeze the mango pieces to collect mango pulp
Step three:  Add coconut milk
Step three: Add coconut milk
Step four: Add crushed cardamom and two pinches of salt. Mix well
Step four: Add crushed cardamom and two pinches of salt. Mix well
Step five: Mango rasayana is ready to drink. Serve it cold, pouring into a glass
Step five: Mango rasayana is ready to drink. Serve it cold, pouring into a glass

Important Tips:

  • Adding salt is just for taste. Add only a small quantity of salt.
  • The quantity of jaggery powder usage in the recipe depends on the sweetness of the mangoes. If mangoes are sweet, use less jaggery, and vice versa.
  • Use sweet variety mangoes with one or two sour variety mangoes, to get a tangy taste.

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    ShailaSheshadri 2 months ago from Bengaluru

    Thank you. You can use sugar instead of jaggery. But, jaggery gives better taste and is also considered good for health. Add a little salt(a few pinches) to the juice to get the perfect taste. I think, you may get jaggery in the Indian store in your area.

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    Kierstin Gunsberg 2 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

    We don't consume alcohol in our home so I'm always looking for unique and fancy-feeling drinks to imbibe guilt-free and this looks so perfect for summer! I love anything with coconut milk and my husband is on a mango-kick. I can't wait to try! If I can't find jaggery, is there an acceptable substitute?