Beverages, Sizzling Tastebuds

Amrud ka Panha (Guava fruit beverage)

I first tasted this drink – Guava KA panna – at  a popular all-vegetarian restaurant called Soam in Mumbai, 3 years ago. May be it was the humidity of pre monsoon showers, may be it was the spouse next to me as we were trying to go on a date after our 2nd princess was born (yup!) , or I was just plain thirsty — but something about it was just magical..

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I took about 4 helpings to finally get the taste embedded in my palate … Then
waited till the right season when red guava (aka Allahabad variety) came to the
market. And almost forgot about it that I had even clicked pics at home 
with a 3 month old baby in tow..

Those pics got me nostalgic n am keen for this year’s season of red guavas to
hit the stores. Till then enjoy this wonderful drink – pure n perfect . Just
few ingredients and you are set to go ! Sending this to this week’s Blogging Marathon with theme : Cooking with 3 ingredients

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You will need:

  • Ripe red guavas – 2 large
  • Chaat masala – to taste
  • Sugar – to taste , about 1-2 tbsp
  • Black salt – a pinch
  • White pepper powder – to taste
  • Mint leaves – optional
  • Lots of ice cubes / crushed ice

How to make it:

  1. Peel the guavas n de-seed them. Cut into cubes. Blend it with half of the ice
    & the sugar.  
  2. Strain, add the rest of the ingredients. Serve
    immediately .

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20 Comments

  1. MySpicyKitchen

    That is an interesting drink. I have always eaten guava as it is and only beverage I tasted is the store bought guava juice. It looks refreshing.

  2. It's totally new to me…lovely colour and very intriguing..

  3. Sounds interesting kalyani..never thought of a panha with this fruit..If your kids had approved it..you could send this for kids delight as well.:)

  4. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    guava always reminds me of my bestie, she likes mildly unripened guavas!!! Panha using guava is very new kalyani, looks good!!!

  5. I remember seeing something similar a few years back and when ever I see pink guavas I pick them up but it gets over before I juice it.Now seeing your recipe, I am going to hunt for them!

  6. vaishali sabnani

    Wow thats a super one Kalyani! Loved it.

  7. I never thought of making a drink with guava, Interesting drink… beautiful color

  8. Wow awesome. Its been years i had this fruit. looks great

  9. cookingwithsapana

    Guava drink looks so refreshing. Lovely..

  10. Varada's Kitchen

    What a nice color! Very interesting recipe.

  11. Priya Suresh

    Am missing guava here, this drink makes me drool..wat a beautiful drink.

  12. The Pumpkin Farm

    nice variation on the panha…guava color looks pretty here

  13. Chef Mireille

    the savory spices make it quite a twist from what I am used to

  14. Wow this is awesome. My fathers tree has these guavas. WIll ask him to send some.

  15. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Miss the nice guava we get back in India. I am just so tempted by seeing the fruit in your pictures. Lovely recipe!

  16. A drink with guava is something totally new to me. Looks so creamy and delicious.

  17. it has been ages since I ate guava. Love the fruit to bits.

  18. We rarely get this pink guava these days…

  19. Sowmya :)

    Where is the guava when I need it? Looks so inviting

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