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 or water for a variation.
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.
Do try mango sago pudding which is also a vegan dessert. Click here for recipe.
For a variation, try aamrakhand which is mango flavoured shrikhand. Click here for the recipe.