Sure, aam panna is
bliss! But how about we think out-of-the-box and whip up panna with other
fruits, herbs, and spices. From jamun to litchi, the bounties of summer never
ceases to amaze us. It is only fair that we truly make the most of it. How
about a cooling jamun (black plum) panna or an inviting pineapple one with
cinnamon and black salt? Honestly, the more unusual, the merrier.
On this note, we bring to you lip-smacking fruit panna recipes to experiment with and make the most of summer fruits!
P.S. A few sips of these through the day will make feel content, refreshed, and energised.
No summer is complete without these diabetes-friendly, dark and juicy berries.
Not only are jamuns delicious, but also loaded with health benefits. While the
berries are best had with a sprinkling of salt, you could also extract its
juice to make a refreshing panna.
To make jamun panna, add water, washed jamuns, and sugar (as per taste) to a saucepan. Boil the trio on medium heat, until the jamuns turn soft. Cool the potion and chill it in a refrigerator for about an hour. Once cooled, mash the fruit and strain the mixture through a sieve. Add lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, add salt to the drink and mix well. Your jamun panna is ready. Add a couple of ice cubes and serve.
Watermelon PannaMake the most of summer with this irresistible watermelon panna by Chef Ranveer
Brar. Before turning the fruit into a drink, he marinates the diced watermelon
in roasted cumin powder, chopped green chillies, lemon juice, and salt. He then
roasts the fruit it in an oven. Once cool, Brar blends the watermelon with some
more lemon juice. What’s more? He serves it with a side of orange, watermelon,
and mint salad. Learn how to make it:
Pineapple and Tulsi
For this tropical panna, take half a pineapple, peel and dice it. Muddle the pineapple pieces with some mint leaves, and basil leaves, in a cocktail shaker. Once the ingredients are coarsely mashed, add honey, black salt, and cinnamon powder to it. Now, add a couple of ice cubes and some water and shake well. Strain the mixture and blitz it in a blender. Pour it into a glass and finish it off with 2-3 basil leaves into the glass.
Mulberry and Mint Iced
For people who like it a bit extra savoury, you can coat the rim of the glass
with more black salt.
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