In North India as the temperature soars high the roads would get deserted. Most people try to avoid commuting or being out doors in the afternoon, and for the few who are on the roads, Aam Panna vendors are a blessing. You will spot people selling Aam Panna from Big earthen pots covered with red cloth with boiled mangoes tied around the top, on a cart. Aam Panna is an excellent cooler. Not only does it quench thirst but good source of Vitamins and iron. It is also considered good for digestion.
Mom used to give it to us after we came back from school, during summers. I learnt from Mom, that instead of boiling mangoes roast them in the oven. Believe me, a small change in the way you cook the raw mango makes a huge difference in taste.
I make Aam Panna for all the get togethers during Summers. Make a concentrate two – three days in advance and keep it in fridge, before serving mix more water or soda to adjust consistency . For the adventurous lot, try in with Vodka or Rum, and do not blame me if you get addicted to it.