Aamras (seekarne) recipe.
Aam means mango and ras means pulp. Aamras, also known as mavina hannina rasayana or seekarne in Kannada, is simply flavoured mango pulp. As a child, during summer when mangoes are in season, we used to have "mavina hannina rasayana" almost every day. Traditionally it is served with pooris. But I love to eat it with roti or chapati. They also taste great with holige, which is lentil stuffed sweet flatbread. This is one of the easiest desserts you can make, which is also one of the tastiest.
They taste best with Alphonso variety of mango. But here in Australia, Alphonso is not available. So I make them with Kensington Pride. I like to add coconut milk to the aamras at it make it very flavourful. This recipe is vegan; however, you may replace it with regular milk for a variation. You may also use almond milk to make this dish.
Mangoes are in season and the local markets flooded with different varieties of mangoes. Next time you grab them, try this dish and enjoy it.
Also, do try mango sago pudding which is also a vegan dessert.
For a variation, try aamrakhand which is mango flavoured shrikhand.
- 4 mangoes
- A small piece jaggery
- ½ cup coconut milk
- Wash and peel mangoes. Extract all the pulp
- In a blender, blend together mango pulp, coconut milk, and jaggery
- Serve chilled
- You may use the store brought coconut milk. But I prefer extracting fresh milk for this dish
- You may use regular milk or water
- You may replace jaggery with sugar. Also, adjust the quantity depending on the sweetness of mangoes