Healthy Beverages: Mango Rasayana (Smoothie) With Coconut Milk
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.
- 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
- Wash mangoes. Cut them in pieces. Squeeze out the pulp, by pressing the mango pieces with your fingers. Collect it in a bowl.
- Grind grated coconut in a mixer/blender, adding some water. Strain it. This is coconut milk. Add it to the bowl.
- Add jaggery powder and salt. Mix well. Bring it to drinking consistency, by adding more coconut milk or water.
- Yummy mango rasayana is ready to drink. Pour it into glasses and serve cold. Enjoy the taste!!
- 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.