Chilled Mango Juice With Sabja ......
Come summer and every where you turn you see mangoes being sold. Mumbai is famous for Alphonso mangoes. Ratnagiri, a town in Maharashtra has plenty of Alphonso Mango trees are the mangoes from this particular place is the most famous of all both tastewise and costwise. These mangoes are so sweet and deep yellow in colour that you will yearn for more for them. Mango juice prepared from these mangoes are the best, so also the ice creams. I have already posted Ice cream and here I have posted chilled Alphonso Mango Juice With Sabja. Sabja are black seeds that swell when soaked in water and are considered very good for body heat. Mangoes are lit bit on the heat side, that is they create heat in the body to ward off these symptoms other ingredients like milk are added to them. Some times eating of purple jambul / black jamoon also is helpful to cool the body. Sabja is another such ingredient available in plenty that is added to falooda’s and juices. They have a very cooling property and are consumed in plenty by adding to lime juice etc. during summer to beat the heat. I have added sabja seeds for the very same reason. Do add in these seeds by soaking them in little bit of water during summer months.
Pick, wash and soak 2 tablespoons of sabja seeds in 1 cup of water and keep it aside for 30-45 minutes for it to swell and become fully bloomed in size. Peel off the skin of 2 large or 3 medium sized Alphonso mangoes and squeeze out all the pulp and put them in a mixer grinder. Discard the inner seed.
Add 2 cups of sugar (Plus or minus depending upon the sweetness of the mangoes and individual taste) and 2 cups of chilled water and grind to a smooth pulp. Remove and put it in a jug. Add 2 more cups of water. Mix well and put it in the fridge for 2-3 hours to further get cold. Remove mix well and serve in glasses topped with ice cubes and add in a tablespoon of soaked sabja seeds in each glass. Serve chilled.