When it is the season of the king of fruits ‘Aam’ (Mango), it is obvious that I will be making some dish with it. This year I tried Aamras and Aamras Poori. Both these dishes are mainly from Gujarat. Aamras is a sweet dish made with mango pulp and Aamras Poori is a type of poori (fried bread) made with mango pulp. Both of them turned out really well. Here goes the recipes …
Ingredients for Aamras:
- Mango – 2 (Big – I have used Himsagar)
- Sugar – According to taste
- Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp
- Zafran or Kesar – Few strands
- Chopped Pistachio – For garnishing
Ingredients for Aamras Poori:
- All Purpose Flour – 200 gms
- Mango Puree – ½ cup
- Oil – 2 tsp + for deep frying
- Salt – ¼ tsp
Steps for making Aamras:
- Peel and cut the mangoes into small pieces. In a blender blend mango pieces, sugar, zafran and cardamom powder. Pour into serving bowl.
- Put it into refrigerator for couple of hours.
- Garnish with chopped pistachio and serve.
Steps for making Aamras Poori:
- In a large mixing bowl take flour. Sprinkle salt and 2 tsp oil. Mix well.
- Now add mango puree and start kneading. Add a little water at a time to knead into a soft yet firm dough.
- Cover and leave for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes knead the dough once.
- Pinch a little (size of a lemon) dough and roll between your palms.
- Apply a little oil on the rolling board and roll with rolling pin in the shape of poori.
- Meanwhile heat enough oil in a kadai for deep frying the poori.
- Carefully slide the rolled up poori in hot oil and fry till they puffed up.
- Serve with Aamras or any other vegetarian dishes. I also served Gobi Korma by side.