What is Amrud ka Panha/Amrud Panna?
Amrud ka Panha / Panna is a delicious Summer beverage made with pink guava pulp and basic seasonings. Served chilled.
I first tasted this drink – Amrud Panna / Guava Punch – at a popular all-vegetarian restaurant called Soam in South Mumbai, 3 years ago when I first wrote this post (now almost 7 years ago). May be it was the humidity of Mumbai’s pre monsoon showers, may be it was the novelty of the drink itself , or I was just plain thirsty — but something about it was just magical.
I took 2 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 (now that toddler can make it by herself :-)) I love how food connects incidents spanned across time, and you wonder how time just slips by, even without us making any effort
Those pics got me nostalgic and am keen for this year’s season of red guavas to hit the stores. Till then enjoy this wonderful drink – pure n perfect . Just a few ingredients and you are set to go !
5 amazing facts about Guava that will surprise you!
It has 4x Vit. C than oranges
Contains 4x fibre than pineapple
Has 2x Lycopene (heart protecting vitamin) than Tomato
India produces 27,000 tons of pink Guava every year
Rich fibre helps to moderate sugar levels, making it suitable to diabetics as its a low GI fruit
What is Panna / Panha?
Panha or Panna refers to a tangy-sweet fruity pulp beverage or simply called Non-alcoholic Punch. Usually Panha (pronounced as PAAnhA) also called Panna sometimes, is made with Aam (mango) or Kairi (raw mango). Both these Panha / Panna varieties are popular in the summers when there is a slew of mangoes in the market.
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What you need to make Amrud ka Panha / Amrud ka Panna:
Prep time – 5 mins, Zero Cook , serves – 2
- 2 Pink Guava (fully ripe)
- 2 tbsp sugar (sub with organic cane sugar / stevia)
- 1 tsp Black salt (kala namak)
- 1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder
- Chaat masala – to taste
- 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
- 1 cup Crushed Ice
- 1 tsp Mint (for garnish)
How to make it Amrud ka Panha:
- Wash, Peel the guavas n de-seed them. Cut into cubes. Blend it with half of the ice & the sugar.
- Strain, add the rest of the ingredients. Serve immediately .
Amrud ka Panha
- Wet Blender
- 2 Pink Guava fully ripe
- 2 tbsp sugar sub with organic cane sugar / stevia
- 1 tsp Black Salt kala namak
- 1/2 tsp White pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
- 1 cup Crushed Ice
- 1 tsp Mint for garnish
- Wash, Peel the guavas n de-seed them. Cut into cubes.
- Blend it with half of the ice & the sugar.
- Strain, add the rest of the ingredients.
- Serve immediately .