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Kairi Panha

STEP BY STEP PICTURES: Who needs bottled drinks, when this all natural raw mango drink - Kairi Panha, can be prepared in less than 20 minutes! A popular summer cooler made using seasonal raw mangoes, try this one out!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course drink
Cuisine Indian
Servings 15 cups


  • 1 350 grams mango large raw , roughly
  • sugar 1/2 cup
  • cardamoms 3 green
  • salt pinch of black
  • cumin pinch of roasted powder
  • mint leaves mint fresh or sprinkle of dried for garnish


  • Peel and roughly chop the raw mango, discarding the seed and the white skin around the seed.
  • In a pressure cooker, place the chopped raw mango with the sugar and 1 cup water. Remove the seeds from the green cardamom and add it to the cooker. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and 5 minutes on sim.
  • Once the cooker is cool enough to open, remove this mix into a blender.
  • Once the mixture has cooled a bit, blend until you get a fine puree.
  • This is your Kairi Panha concentrate.
  • To prepare the drink, in a medium sized glass, place 3 ice cubes, fill the glass with 1 part of the raw mango puree and 2 parts water. Add roasted cumin powder, black salt and mix well. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or dried mint powder. Drink immediately.
  • You can even use the whole lot to prepare a jug full of kairi panha.
  • You can use powdered jaggery instead of sugar for a more rustic flavour.
  • This drink also makes a superb base to prepare vodka, white rum or gin based cocktails in summer.


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