Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mango Frooti with Fresh Ripe-Raw Mangoes.

"Chilled Mango Frooti Fresh And Juicy" ... Children always love what is shown on adv. on TV channels and Mango Frooti is one of them. You give them Mango juice and they say Naa ... frooti jayee (Chahiye) ... So try this at home and you will not have to buy those ready made ones anymore ... these are prepared using both fresh ripe and raw mangoes ... Awesome to beat the summer heat and sure to be loved by young and old alike ... Yummy Yumz ...

I loved mango frooti that is available in the stores for many years very much but find it a bit too sweet, add a little bit of water and somehow the taste vanishes. Finally i got this recipe from a friend who vouched for the taste. When I followed the recipe once again I found something amiss in it. Was too sweet for my liking. Finally adapted it with variations and after some trials and errors got it right, to the taste my family likes. Do try and let know. Great thirst quencher during summer, also both raw and ripe mangoes are available in plenty during the summer season, so just go ahead and try it, its worth it. 

Ingredients :
Ripe mango (Alphonso) : 1 large sized or 2 medium sized.
Raw Mango : 1 large sized or 2 medium sized.
Sugar : 3 cups 
Water : 5 + 1 cups
Salt / Kala Namak : 1 tsp.
Edible orange colour : a pinch

Peel both the ripe and raw mangoes, chop the fleshy edible portion into pieces. Discard the seeds. Put the pieces in a pressure cooker, add one glass of water and pressure cook to 2 whistles. Let the pressure drop on its own. Remove and let cool.

Add the remaining 5 glasses of water in a vessel and bring to boil on high heat, once the water starts boiling, lower the heat to medium and add in the sugar (plus or minus as per individual taste) and a pinch of orange colour along with kala namak or any other salt. Mix well and let simmer for 5 minutes. 

Remove from heat and allow the sugar syrup to completely cool. When cooled add in the cooked raw and ripe mangoes (cooled) along with the water in which it was cooked and some sugar syrup (cooled) in mixer blending jar and blend all to a smooth pulp. The texture should be a very fine paste. 

Remove the pulp into a large vessel by straining it through a fine sieve and then add in remaining sugar syrup and mix well. Cover and allow to cool completely in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours before serving. Serve chilled in large glasses topped with some ice cubes. Adjust the water as per individual taste. You can add some chilled water If you find that the Mango frooti is too sweet. 

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