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Raw mango drink is vegan healthy summer beverage. Easy to make and delicious recipe from Karnataka. A healthy appetizer and cooler #drinks #mango #karnataka #recipe

Raw Mango Drink or Appekayi Saru

Pavithra M AdigaPavithra M Adiga
Raw mango drink recipe is vegan healthy summer beverage. Easy to make and delicious recipe from Karnataka. A healthy appetizer and cooler.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 people


  • Raw mango (deskinned pieces) – 1 cup
  • Jaggery - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as required
  • For seasoning:
  • Coconut oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin or jeera- ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 8 to 10 nos.
  • Red chilies - 2 nos
  • Asafoetida or hing - ¼ tsp


  • Wash the raw mangoes and clean them. Peel the raw mango skin or skin can be retained as well. Chop them into medium sized pieces.
  • Pressure cook the chunks of raw mangoes with little jaggery, salt and water.
  • After pressure has settled down, remove the pressure cooker lid, and cool the soft cooked raw mangoes. Do not discard the water, use this water while grinding.
  • Make a fine paste of this cooked raw mango pieces using a mixer or blender. Keep this paste aside for further use. This is the stock raw mango concentrate.
  • Seasoning the raw mango drink
  • Heat small pan or tadka pan on medium flame. Next add coconut oil, add mustard seeds, saute well.
  • Next add cumin to the same pan, fry well on medium heat. Add curry leaves and red byadgi chilies and fry well until they become crisp. This crispiness is particularly important in the next step.
  • Add asafoetida, mix well, switch off.
  • The seasoning is ready, cool this mixture for some time or cool until you can handle the heat with your bare fingers.
  • Take a vessel, add raw mango paste concentrate. Pour the seasoning on this.
  • Crush the seasoning with the fingertips so that they get powdered very well. This should be done with fingers to ensure proper crushing of the seasoning.
  • The crushed seasoning should blend well with the cooked raw mango paste.
  • Next add required amount of water. Approximately litre of water to this and adjust salt, jaggery as per your taste preference. In this step you can adjust amount of water, salt and jaggery to get perfect blend of spices and taste.
  • The quantity of water is individual preferences, if you prefer to have a strong flavoured raw mango drink then reduce the quantity of water.
  • If you want the drink to be chilled, then add few ice cubes and serve. Refreshing raw mango drink is ready to be served.



Adjust salt, jaggery based on the sourness of raw mangoes.
Coconut oil can be replaced with any refined oil of choice.
Red chilies can be replaced with green chilies
Keyword Drinks, easy recipes, mangoes, Summer drink, Summer recipes