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Recipe: Varun Inamdar's Aam Akrot Poda

July 11, 2022 16:25 IST

Aam Akrot Poda is a twist to the classic Bengali aam pora sharbat.

Traditionally raw mangoes are roasted over hot charcoal to make the refreshing drink that offers an instant boost of energy.

Chef Varun Inamdar's recipe features walnut milk, along with mint leaves, roasted jeera or cumin powder, kala namak or black salt and sugar.

A great way to end an Indian meal, it's usually had during summer. But with mangoes still available in the market and raw mangoes usually available year round, you can give this refreshing drink a try.

Replace sugar with jaggery for a healthier option. You can also add a pinch of black pepper and red chilly powder.

Photograph: Kind courtesy California Walnuts

Aam Akrot Poda

Servings: 3



Varun Inamdar is a chef, food stylist and chocolatier.