Aamras Recipe with Mango Pulp is undeniably the most easy sweet dish or sides you can prepare in just 5 minutes. Today's recipe of Mango ras is insanely easy to make & you can choose fresh ripe mangoes or go with canned mango pulp or may even use a 50/50 combination. Learn how to make the best Aamras step by step in just 5 mins.
Mango Ras will take you about 5 mins to make & it tastes delicious when slurped with hot Puris (Indian deep fried bread).
Aamras Poori is a much loved combo & makes a fantastic tasty breakfast.
You can make it with milk without milk, skip the sugar or pour a generous amount of maple syrup or honey.
Add a dash of crushed saffron, crushed cardamom powder & take it to a notch up.
You may even take a separate route from the traditional methods & add a pinch of ginger powder. As you wish, tap your creativity & go wild with the add ons.
That's the beauty of Aamras 😉
We here at Foodies Terminal love playing around with the add ons & honestly every single time we end up with an Aamras that is bowl-licking good.
Read on to know more about this fantastic quick Indian dessert prepared from fresh Mango pulp or even canned Mango pulp.
It's always good to keep a 5 mins mango dessert recipe ready in your back-pocket 😀
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What is Aamras?
Aamras is a delicious Indian dessert that's prepared using pureed mango pulp, some kind of sweetener & flavoring agents, most commonly green cardamom powder.
It's a popular dessert served in the belts of Gujarat, Maharashtra & Rajasthan served with hot Pooris.
Aam = Mango
Ras = Juice or pulp
What do you need to make Aamras?
You need very few ingredients for making today's Mango ras recipe
- Fresh Mango - Ripe & juicy.
- Flavoring Agents - Nutmeg powder, green cardamom powder.
- Milk - Optional
- Some kind of Sweetener - I used powdered sugar. But, you may use any sweetener of your choice.
Easy Ingredient swap for Aamras Puri Recipe
Swap the milk with water.
You can also Swap the powdered sugar with any of the sweetener of your choice - Honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, jaggery, white sugar.
You may also swap the green cardamom powder & the nutmeg powder with ginger powder (saunth powder).
Best Mangoes for Mango Ras
Well, if you are located in a Mango Land like India you are quiet lucky 😀 You get the best ripe, juicy & fragrant mangoes back in India during the Mango season which is definitely the super hot summers.
Alphansos, Dusheri, Fazli, Badami, Benishan are wonderful candidates for making Mango Ras.
I personally do not prefer making Aamras with Langra Mangoes because of the texture of the flesh.
But, if you are comfortable with the texture than you may use Langra variety to make a hearty batch of Amras. They are very sweet & delicious mangoes.
If you live outside India where you are totally at the mercy of exported Mangoes like Alphansos that fly off the shelves so fast. Than, you may choose any sweet, ripe & juicy mangoes.
For today's recipe I used a Mexican variety. It was not super juicy & sweet but it worked as a wonderful substitute.
When nothing works go grab a can of Alphanso mango pulp. And you can make Aamras 365 days a year 😀
4 Tips to make the best Aamras recipe with mango pulp
The best mangoes will give you the best Aamras. But, when the best Mangoes are not accessible this is what you can do. Here's what always works for us:
- Choose Ripe Mangoes: Not stiff to touch, but taut enough & when pressed with fingers you can feel the ripe flesh.
- Use Milk: Adding milk makes the mango ras little more creamy. This tip works as a charm especially when you don't have access to the best mangoes.
- Make a smooth paste: You may use a beater, a whisk, a fork or even a blender to blend the fresh mango pulp into a smooth paste.
- Add flavoring agents: This accentuates the flavors of the mango pulp with a faint aroma. We love using green cardamom, nutmeg, ginger powder in our Aamras recipe with mango pulp. But, if you have the nicest mangoes you may skip adding anything at all.
Aamras recipe without milk
Follow today's recipe & skip adding the milk. You may also replace the milk with some water.
How to make Aamras Step by Step
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How to make Aamras
- Roll the Mango
Roll the mango against a flat surface. this will help to loosen the pulp from the skin & the pit. This method helps to extract the flesh easily.
- Extract the pulp
Trim off the tip, press & squeeze to extract the pulp. Or else peel & scoop out the pulp with the help of a spoon.
Add milk to the pulp & blend in a blender until a smooth puree.
- Sweetener + Flavorings
Add the sweetener of your choice & the flavorings to the mango puree & mix very well with the help of a whisk or a spoon. You may also add these ingredients directly to the blender jar & blend together along with the mango pulp. The choice is yours 🙂
- Mix well
If you decide to add the sweetener & the flavorings later with the mango puree always give them a very good mix. So that, there are no sugar lumps in the puree.
- Serve Chilled
Serve Aamras with the toppings of your choice. Enjoy! We love it chilled always.
Aamras Recipe with Mango Pulp - FAQs
How to make Aamras without mixer?
You can make Aamras easily without a mixer. You will just need a little more time to do it manually. Here's what you need to do:
- Take a ripe, juicy mango and roll it with your palm against a flat surface like a kitchen counter-top. This will loosen the juice & the pulp of the mango from the skin.
- Peel the Mango & squeeze it to extract the pulp (which is already loosened).
- You may also peel it directly, than scoop out the pulp with the help of a spoon. But, the above technique really helps to transform the pulp into a smooth paste by beating with a whisk or hand without much work at all.
- Once the pulp is ready, it's time to add milk, a sweetener & flavoring agent and whisk until you have a smooth, luscious mango pulp.
How to make Aamras using a mixer or blender?
It's a 5 mins job to whip up a delicious Aamras recipe with mango pulp using a mixer or blender.
Add the ripe, juicy diced mangoes, milk, your favorite sweetener & the flavoring agents to the blender jar & blend until smooth.
Serve with crushed saffron or silvered almonds, pistachios or enjoy it without any toppings at all.
How to make Aamras from Canned Mango Pulp?
Canned Mango pulp is such a savior to those living far away from home land or does not have access to excellent ripe mangoes.
I use canned mango pulp a lot to make Aamras & various other Mango desserts like this Bengali Style Mango Kanchagolla (made with home-made cottage cheese & canned mango pulp).
A ready made mango pulp is a great substitute to fresh mangoes. And I would recommend you to use a good variety like for instance a canned mango pulp made from Alphanso mangoes.
You'll easily spot them in the Indian grocery stores here in the USA & also the regular American super-markets.
Follow the same recipe & sub the fresh mango flesh with mango pulp.
What goes with Aamras?
Aamras is a delicious dessert all by itself. You certainly enjoy big scoops directly from a bowl. I do just that 😉
Or you may serve it the Indian way with hot Pooris (Indian deep fried flatbread). When served with Puris it makes a scrumptious breakfast or mid-day meal.
How to store Aamras?
You can store Aamras in individual serving jars covered for 4 days in the refrigerator. While serving you may add the green cardamom powder & the sweetener or any other flavorings of your choice.
Or you may add everything to the Aamras before jarring it & than store. We love both ways.
How to Freeze Aamras or How to preserve Aamras?
Freezing Aamras is super easy and we do it often, especially when we make aamras using fresh mango pulp.
Freeze them in portion sized freezer safe bags. Seal and store in the freezer. They do well for 2 months.
When ready to serve thaw over night in the fridge or for 1-2 hours in the counter top.
Variations of Aamras
Gujarathi Style Aamras: The recipe remains the same. Skip the milk, add some water or you may even skip water. Swap the cardamom powder & the nutmeg powder with ginger powder (saunth powder).
Garnish it with a few tablespoons of hot ghee.
Maharashtrian Style Aamras: Follow today's recipe & skip adding the nutmeg powder.
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- Roll the mango with the help of you palm against a flat surface. This will help to loosen the pulp from the skin & the pit.
- Peel & squeeze out or scoop out the pulp in a clean bowl.
- Add milk & blend it into a smooth paste in a blender.
- Add the sugar or any sweetener of your choice, nutmeg powder, green cardamom powder or any other flavorings of your choice & mix well until fully incorporated. Or you may also add everything in the blender along with the mango pulp and blend together.
- Serve at room temperature or chilled. You may garnish with silvered nuts & saffron strands.
- Sweetener Choices: Honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, jaggery, regular white sugar, powdered sugar. I used powdered sugar in the recipe.
- Flavoring Choices: Green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, ginger powder or saunth powder, crushed saffron.
- Garnish Choices: Sileverd nuts like almonds, pistachios, saffron strands, melted ghee.
- If the mangoes are very sweet you may totally skip adding any sweetener at all.
- You may also skip adding milk or swap it with water. The mangoes I used were not super juicy hence I added milk in the recipe.
Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
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