Ingredients (makes 1.5 litres)

2 large raw mangoes
3 cups regular water
4 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 tsp ginger powder
2 cardamom pods
1 tsp salt
Juice and zest of 1 lime (optional)
Mint leaves (optional)



  1. Wash the mangoes and pressure cook with regular water for 15 minutes.
  2. Once mangoes are cooked and cool, peel o the skin and scoop the flesh out with the steel spoon and into the saucepan.
  3. Add the drinking water, sugar, spices and salt into the saucepan and leave it to boil until the mango pulp dissolves into the water.
  4. Serve cold with some crushed mint leaves and dash of lime for extra tanginess!