Aamras is a popular dessert in Rajasthan and Gujarat. ‘Aam’ means mango and ‘Ras’ means juice so basically Aamras means mango juice. You can have aamras as a dessert or as a side to puris or rotis. I don’t make puris much at home, so I serve aamras either as a dessert or with rotis. I have seen my friends eating aamras with puris during mango season.
Aamras is very simple and easy to make. You hardly need five minutes to make this yummy dessert. When you make aamras, choose ripe and juicy mangoes.
If you want to avoid sugar, then you can add jaggery. You can also add milk or water to make the consistency even more thin. Usually, I do not add water or milk. Also, you can add nuts of your choice to make it even more crunchy and yummy. I leave the choice to you.
Those days when I didn’t know much about cooking, I used to make aamras with tangy mangoes and the taste would not be so good. Also, very rarely I get juicy mangoes here. I got few mangoes last week and wanted to make aamras recipe and post it here or otherwise I will have to wait until next year. I am happy that I finally posted it here. Mango lovers, enjoy aamras!
How to make aamras:
1. Peel the skin of mangoes and roughly chop them into pieces. Transfer the mangoes to the mixer and add sugar, cardamom and saffron. 2. Blend mangoes until smooth.
Now, aamras is ready! Serve chill or as a side to puris.