Raw-Mango Sharbat

Did you know?…

…that cooking raw mango in hot ashes and mixing the pith with sugar and water, is an effective remedy for heat exhaustion and heat stroke? And eating raw mango with salt quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating. So in short, whether you consume raw mango with salt or sugar, it helps you combat the heat. I tried the sweet version to start with, and cooked the mango in the microwave since we don’t do hot ashes in our modern kitchens. The Sharbat turned out refreshingly nice and I have a big jug-full tucked away in my refrigerator, to attack when I get home from work every evening.


  • Raw Mango – 1 no, large-sized (I used the Thothapuri variety)
  • Jaggery – to taste
  • Elaichi powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Chilled Water – as required
  • Saffron (optional) – a few strands

Note: This proportion makes about 10-12 glasses of Sharbat.


  • Peel the skin off the mango and cut the pulp into chunks.
  • Microwave on high for about 10 minutes (time may vary with each microwave), with adequate water, till softly cooked.
  • Once done, allow to cool and mash to get a smooth pulp. You could even give it a whirr in the mixer if it makes it easier for you.
  • In the meanwhile, soak the jaggery in some water and allow to dissolve completely.
  • To the raw-mango pulp, add the jaggery water, elaichi powder, and salt. Stir well to incorporate.
  • Now, add adequate chilled water to the mixture and stir well.
  • Add a few saffron strands to lend a rich colour to the sharbat.
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled for a refreshing and healthy drink.


17 responses to “Raw-Mango Sharbat

  1. That is the most visually satiating drink I have seen in a long time. It is geting hot here and I cannot wait to try it, for I am sure it even tastes as good!

    Great shot!!

  2. That looks heavenly. You can drink in your glass – I’ll take the jar at the back!

    I have to use the microwave too – I don’t do ashes too – LOL!

  3. Never knew this Madhuri..great click..

  4. Looks really so very good! Am coming over for a glass!!

  5. hey we make this but slight changes here and there. made it last week. will be posting soon..looks so refreshing..

  6. Looks really good. Is the colour entirely from the saffron?

  7. hey madhuri…nice click..looks too refreshing..we call it as keri ka panna..we make this very often in summers,its awesome drink to beat the heat..

  8. The Sharbat looks refreshingly cool

  9. Looks mesmerizing 🙂 Such a visual treat and I am sure this sweet and sour sharbat will be excellent 🙂

  10. Omg, wat a fabulous sharbat, really tempting and sounds like a perfect thristy quencher…lovely drink indeed Madhuri..

  11. sharbat looks so awesome Madhuri

  12. Wow Madhuri great info !!! I was brought up in Bihar and so, yes there we used to eat raw mango sherbet during hot summer months, but thanks for the recipe as this is different and delicious sounding 🙂

  13. Madhuri, First time here. Sharbat looks very refreshing, I love mangoes, that was a great info. Love ur clicks, been browsing the recipes for quite sometime !! Excellent work !!

  14. Sharbat looks very good. Loved that color too! There is a Tag award waiting for u! 😉

  15. wow this looks delicious

  16. Wow looks so refreshing..

  17. Thanks all!

    @Anu: You can definitely take the jar and more! 😉

    @Suma: Please do!

    @Jayashree: I must say most of it, if not all! Hope that helps 🙂

    @Sashi: Thanks for the compliments and your kind words! You have a lovely space too!

    @Mallika: Thanks very much for the tag-award girl! Will tag myself soon 🙂

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