Maaza is my favourite soft drink. I don’t drink any other aerated soft drinks. Back in my college days, I used to have it every day. My best friend and I would go to the canteen and have it.
Maaza is loved by people of all age groups. Wouldn’t it be great if you could prepare it yourself that too without adding any artificial flavour or colour and free from preservatives. This homemade maaza tastes exactly like the maaza you get in shops. Now that you will know how easy it is to make maaza you will think twice before grabbing a bottle next time when you visit a supermarket
I found this recipe three years back. At first, I thought is it really possible to make maaza at home but gave it a try anyway. When I had the first sip I was so surprised. It tasted just like maaza. After that, I never bought maaza from the shop. Whenever mangoes are in season I make this drink. One drawback is since we are not adding preservatives you cant store it for a long time. It stays good for up to a week in the refrigerator.
In order to make maaza you will raw mango and ripe mangoes. Here the variety of mango does matter. For best results use alphonso mango. And thotapuri raw mango. Also, make sure your mangoes are sweet and not very sour. You can also prepare this as a concentrate and store it in the refrigerator. Just before serving to your guests add chilled water to dilute it and serve it.
The ratio of ripe mangoes to raw mangoes is 2:1. Since mangoes are in season now I thought this is the best time to post this recipe. I made a big batch but you can easily half the recipe and make a small batch. you can adjust the sweetness according to your taste.
- Raw mango peeled and roughly chopped 2 large
- Ripe mango peeled and roughly chopped 6
- Sugar 3 cup
- water 10 glasses
- Pressure cook the ripe mangoes and raw mangoes with 4 glasses of water up to 3 whistles. Allow it to cool down completely.
- Blend it to a fine paste. Transfer to a big vessel.
- Boil the sugar and 6 glasses of water. Boil until the sugar gets dissolved.
- Add this to the Mango mixture and mix well.
- Chill this for about 3 to 4 hours and serve it cold.
Stepwise Pictures For Homemade Maaza:
Pressure cook the ripe mangoes and raw mangoes with 4 glasses of water up to 3 whistles. Allow it to cool down completely.
Blend it to a fine paste. Transfer to a big vessel.
Boil the sugar and 6 glasses of water. Boil until the sugar gets dissolved.
Add this to the Mango mixture and mix well.
Chill this for about 3 to 4 hours and serve it cold.