6 Ways to Enjoy Kachha Aam This Season

Before everyone's favourite, sweet and ripe mangoes make a comeback for the summer season, let's take a moment to appreciate the green, unripe and sour mangoes, popularly known as kachha aam or amiya in Hindi. Raw mangoes are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and iron. They are also packed with many powerful anti-oxidants and add a strong sour punch to any dish they are added to. Let's see at different ways you can make the best use of these green mangoes this season.

1. Aam panna

Aam Panna is that nostalgic drink that we used to drink at our grandparent's house every summer vacation. Not only is aam panna delicious and soothing during the scorching heat, it is packed with so much nutrition and benefits. Some of them are keeping the body hydrated, protecting from the intense summer heat, boosting digestion, and is also an excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin E. In addition to the benefits of raw mangoes, aam panna makes use of spices like cumin powder, mint, cardamom powder and pepper.

2. Raw Mango Chutney

Is it possible that there is a mention of something sour and we do not talk about chutney? No, absolutely not. The best part about this raw mango chutney is that it is perfect for people who do not like sour foods because it contains a balance of sourness and sweetness.

A good raw mango chutney is made using raw mangoes, sugar, red chilli powder, ginger, salt, cumin seeds, lemon juice and turmeric powder. This chutney will pair well with parathas, pulao, thepla, actually everything that you can think of.

You can also try this Green Mango and Mint Chutney if your palette is towards enjoying sour flavours.

3. Raw Mango Salad