Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mavina Hannu Rasayana / Mango Rasayana

2 large Mangoes / Mavina Hannu
1 cup grated Jaggary / Bella
1/2 cup Sugar
1.5 cup Coconut Milk
2 Cardamom / Elakki / Elachi
2 tsp Sesame seeds / Ellu (optional)
2-3 tsp grated Coconut (optional)
Pinch of Salt

Peel the mangoes and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put this chopped mangoes in a bowl, add sugar, jaggary, pinch of salt, mix them well and keep them aside for about 30 mins.

Remove the outer cover of cardamom and mash the seeds into smooth powder using any hard material. Add this cardamom powder to the vessel containing chopped mangoes. Add coconut milk and mix well.(For Coconut milk: Grind 2 cups of fresh grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Squeeze the ground coconut, by placing it in a clean cotton cloth.)

Refrigerate and serve chilled.
Put 2 tsp of sesame seeds in a pan and fry in medium flame. Once it starts spluttering, add 2-3 tsp of finely grated coconut in low flame until they turn light golden in color. Add this to Rasayana before refrigerating.
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