Aam Pana or Aam-Pora Sharbat + Charred mango margarita recipe—Bengali summer cooler

Aam Pana, also known as aam-pora sharbat is a charred green-mango cooler that is a life-saver during the excruciating summers of Bengal. Called “aam panna” in Hindi, variations of this drink are consumed all over South Asia.

To make a really great aam pora sharbat, you must burn the mango until the skin burns to coal, and the flesh pulls away from the skin. The natural sugars in the unripe mango caramelise, turning the white flesh yellow. That is how you get a deeply smoky, rich aam pana. It is so smoky, in fact, that we skip the bhaja moshla (toasted cumin powder) that is commonly added to this drink. We find that it interferes with the smoky flavour of the charred mango. We did add some green chillies just when chilling the drink. These add a fresh top note, and provide just a hint of heat when you sip the drink.

The second drink, Aam-Pora Margarita, A.K.A. charred mango margarita, is our take on the classic margarita (although we are pretty sure lots of people have done this before). The sour element in the margarita is the charred mango pulp. This can be made with both blanco or reposado tequila, and would in fact be even better with mezcal. In this drink, we replace the black salt with regular salt because we find that the sulphurous smell of black salt does not go well with tequila. Plain salt produces a cleaner more crisp drink.

We serve the margarita up, but it can just as easily be served on ice to lengthen the drink. We hope you give these a try!

???? Bel’er shorbot: https://youtu.be/Zk88kKYg7iA
???? Aam diye mourola maccher ambol: https://youtu.be/AD8R1JBmIa0


???? MUSIC
“La Adelita” (classical guitar and banjo) by FrailerKino, licensed under a Creative Commons License: https://soundcloud.com/frailerkino/la-adelita-classical-guitar

????????‍???? Cooking Bong Eats recipes? ????????‍????
Instagram @bongeats

Or follow us on Twitter @bongeats | Facebook @bongeats

23 Replies to “Aam Pana or Aam-Pora Sharbat + Charred mango margarita recipe—Bengali summer cooler”

  1. Pls do make an aromatic Gondhoraj Lebur shorbot version and a classic cooling Gondhoraj Ghol for the summers ????????!!

  2. Ami aaj ei shorbot bananori plan korechilm. Ar sokal sokal tomader ei video ta. Just darun

  3. Darun darun darun darun darun darun darun darun darun darun darun darun darun ❤????

  4. Jibhe jol chole elo…❤❤… Can I know your Oven name and Model please?????

  5. Hi, Insiya and Saptarshi. This is a request from my side, more kind of an idea. If you could include some of your viewers in some of your videos. They can participate with you in cooking, just as you do in your rannaghore ke series. It would certainly be a great opportunity for your viewers and I'm sure many are going to participate and enjoy this. It would be a great initiative from your side too!!
    I love watching your videos, and I have come up with such a thought, you could just think about it once, if you want to. It will be a pleasure for your viewers to be there with you, cook with you.
    Also you know it would be great if you could launch some camps n all, for children or teenagers who are eager to learn more about cooking and its skills. I'm sure I'll go ahead and get myself enrolled in that camp!
    I believe it would get your channel better content too. Hopefully I could help you with these ideas. Actually I'm also eager to meet you guys, and therefore this came to my mind, I'm sure there are many others who would like to work with you and meet you! Loads of love and best wishes sent to you
    Thank you,

  6. Though it's an age old recipe your new age presentation made all the difference. Especially loved the captions and choice of vocabulary suggesting use of bhaja masala, Addition of green chillies, how to charr the mangoes and the highlight was the presentation. Bang on ????

  7. Can’t wait to make the margarita!! You guys have really taken it to a sublime level!


  9. Órale, la música de fondo es "la adelita" típica canción mexicana de la revolución
    Gratusima sorpresa, soy mexicana, gracias
    Excelente video, como de costumbre????????????

  10. আমটা পুড়িয়ে দেখানোর জন্য অনেক ধন্যবাদ। ????????❤
    এখন সবাই আম পানার নামে প্রেসার কুকার এ আম সেদ্ধ করে দেয় ????????।

  11. This is so authentic and nostalgic ❣️❣️ Unlike we pressure cooking the mangoes these days ????

Comments are closed.