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Kairiche Panha also called Aam Panna is a popular summer drink made with raw mangoes and jaggery.

This is a refreshing traditional Maharashtrian drink that tastes sweet and tangy.

This is a beginner-friendly, vegan drink that is often made in summer.


About Kairiche Panhe (Aam Panna)

Kairiche panhe is a traditional Maharashtrian summer drink made of raw mangoes (kairi).

Indian summers are harsh! Living in a tropical climate like India, one needs to keep themselves hydrated throughout the summer. You will hardly find anyone who actually loves the Indian summers!

Here, especially in dry regions, the temperature can rise to 45 degrees Celsius.

Being said that, summer brings a dash of a smile in the form absolutely delicious hydrating fruits that are abundantly available through out this season.

Fruits such as watermelon, jamun, jackfruit, tadgola (Borassus flabellifer) and the king of fruit ” Mangoes” makes life quite easy to beat this heat!

I love summers only for two reasons! First, it’s the season of Mangoes!!! yay!! that means divine indulgence in Aamras (pulp of ripe mango). Then comes the Kairi (Raw Mangoes), oh!! that delicious tangy fruit!

Homemade kairi cha loncha (raw mango pickle), ambe dal, kairi bhaat (mango rice) are some of the most famous Maharashtrian recipes that are made almost in every Maharashtrian household during summer.

The most popular beverage made out of this amazing tangy fruit is a traditional Kairi Che Panhe / traditional Aam Panna.

Panha is the most popular drink from Maharashtra. It is a sweet, tangy and super refreshing drink that is consumed during summer. It is healthy and nutritious. This is a super quick and easy-to-make drink.

Made with fresh raw mangoes that are abundantly available in summer along with sweet jaggery (gul) or sugar and completed with a dash of cardamom, this panha makes a perfect thirst quencher.

Health Benefits of Kairiche Panhe (Aam Panna)

1. It has heat-resistant properties which prevent the body from getting heat stroke

2. It prevents dehydration

3. It is rich in Vitamin C and Iron

4. Improves digestion

5. Prevents stomach problems (gastrointestinal problems)

During the summer season, a jar full of panha stocked in the refrigerator is mandatory at my home. Living in a tropical climate like Mumbai, it is highly necessary to keep one well hydrated.

The process of making this kairiche panhe is very simple.

Unripe raw mangoes are pressure-cooked. The skin is discarded and the pulp is mixed with jaggery or sugar and blended in the grinder.

This kairiche panhe can be stored in a refrigerator for about 2 weeks. You may also make a concentrate of this panha and while serving add water as per needed. We normally make small batches of this panha hence don’t opt for the concentrated version.

To make aam panna (kairi che panhe) always choose hard unripe mangoes. Choosing a mushy or ripe kairi would make this panha sweet and would not yield the actual taste of this drink.

Instead of jaggery or sugar, you may also add palm sugar to make this panha.

Apart from kairi panha other refreshing drinks that are normally consumed during summer are kokam juice, watermelon juice, lemon sharbat, lassi, Mango Mastani to name a few.

The traditional kairiche panhe that we make include jaggery instead of sugar. Aam Panna made with jaggery yields a nice bright, deep yellow colour.

Many times we grind a few mint leaves along with the kairi pulp which makes this panha more refreshing.

You can strain the mixture if you like, but at my place we normally don’t. Love those little bites of pulp ( if any ).

Kairiche panhe / aam panna is relished by all age groups, from elders to kids everyone loves this panna.

In the Hindu month of ‘Chaitra’ on a religious occasion to celebrate the onset of the spring season, this panna is served along with a popular raw mango dish called ‘ambe dal’.

This panna is famous with kids and in summer instead of giving them those unhealthy aerated drinks loaded with sugars and chemicals, try giving this healthy and nutritious kairiche panhe / aam panna. They would definitely love it and ask for more!!

Recipe Video


Raw Mangoes (Kairi) – To make kairi cha panha we will need pulp of raw mangoes (kairi). We will need to cook the kairi and then scoop out the pulp.

Jaggery (Gul) – For sweetness, we will use jaggery. Incase you do not have jaggery, use sugar instead.

Cardamon & Saffron- Cardamon gives a nice subtle taste to this panha. Adding saffron is optional but it imparts nice flavour and gives beautiful colour to the aam panna

Others – We will use half a teaspoon of salt here and some ice cubes. You can also add some mint leaves for more refreshing flavours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Panhe / Panna?

Panhe / Panna is a refreshingly healthy and nutritious summer drink made using raw mangoes along with jaggery. It’s a sweet and tangy beverage that does not contain any preservatives and is very easy to make.

What Is Kairi?

Kairi is the Marathi word for Raw Mangoes.

Is Kairiche Panhe / Aam Panna vegan?

Kairiche Panhe / Aam panna is a vegan beverage made of only three ingredients namely raw mango, jaggery, and cardamom powder.

How to serve panhe?

Panha is served chilled along with cubes of ice and the addition of saffron strands and cardamom powder.

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Kairiche Panhe | Aam Panna Recipe | Tangy & Sweet Raw Mango Drink

Kairiche Panhe also called as Aam Panna is a popular summer drink made with raw mangoes and jaggery.
This is a refreshing traditional Maharashtrian drink that tastes sweet and tangy.
This is a beginner-friendly, vegan drink that is often made in summer.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Drinks, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 4 Kairi (Raw Mangoes)
  • 3 cups Jaggery OR Sugar, adjust accordingly to the tanginess of the raw mangoes.
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamon Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Saffron Strands
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Water
  • Ice Cubes, to garnish


  • Pressure cook Kairi (Raw Mangoes) until 5 whistles.
  • Once cooled, remove the skin & scoop out the pulp, discard the seed.
  • In a blender add the Kairi pulp (Raw Mangoes pulp), jaggery (gul), cardamon powder, salt and soaked safforn strands.
  • Add 2 cups water.
  • Blend to a smooth paste.
  • Kairiche Panhe is ready.
  • Transfer into the serving glass. Add some ice cubes and garnish with saffron.
  • Serve Chilled


Keyword aam panna, easy summer drinks, Indian beverages, kairi panha, raw mango drink, raw mangoes, Summer coolers

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