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  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 4 people
  • Spice Level: Zero

Authenticity Slice

Traditionally only Haapus or Alphonso mangoes are used to make this dish, but you can also substitute it with Banganphali or any variety that has smooth non-fibrous flesh.

Trivia Tadka

Mangoes of India are world famous for their sweetness, richness and flavour. Come summer the markets are flooded with a numerous varieties of mangoes like Totapuri, Dasheri, Kesar and Badami to name a few.


  • Ripe mangoes, preferably alphonso (6-8)
  • Sugar, optional (4 tbsp)
  • Cardamom seeds (elaichi), crushed (optional) (1/2 tsp)
  • Saffron (kesar) (1/8 tsp)
  • Salt (A pinch )


  • Wash and peel the mangoes.
  • Squeeze out as much pulp as possible, discard the seeds.
  • Place the mango pulp, sugar, elaichi and salt in a blender and grind until smooth and creamy.
  • If the mangoes are naturally sweet then you need not add extra sugar.
  • Add saffron to the prepared pulp and refrigerate to cool.
  • Aamras is best enjoyed with puris or as a dessert, garnished with dry fruits.

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