Aamras / spiced alphonso mango pulp

Aamras mango pulp
The classic mango dessert which just calls for good ripe mangoes is aamras. This raw, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free sweet treat is a dream dessert from Western Indian cuisine.
As if you need a reason to get me talking about mangoes!! I live, breathe mangoes and if possible will happily live on a mango tree. The easiest dessert you can make out of the ripe mangoes is aamras. It is pure ambrosial to have this mango pulp, the thought itself is so satisfying.

Mango variety best for aamras

The best variety of mango for the aamras is ofcourse Alphonso. The Sadabahar variety also tastes amazing with this mango pulp recipe. If you get Kesar, that tastes good too. The main idea is to get a mango that is sweet and is not too fibrous.

Regional variations of aamras

Aamras is typically the dessert person from three regions. Therefore there are small regional variations in them
The Gujarati version-  the classic Alphonso aamras have a pinch of dry ginger powder added to them, aiding in digestive properties. It actually enhances the sweet flavour too.
The Maharashtrian version- the aamras from this region use cardamom to flavour it. This gives a deep dessert feel to this thick mango pulp.
The Rajasthani version- is usually prepared with Kesar or saffron to flavour.
aamras/ mango pulp


Blending the pulp or not?

The traditional way of making aamras is to wash the mangoes thoroughly and then rub them between your palms so that the pulp can break down and the skin will still hold it. Once soft, a small cut is made in the skin and the pulp is squished out. This produces the aamras with a few bites of yummy mango in it.
The faster way ofcourse is to use a blender.

Do we need to add milk to this mango pulp?

Usually, I prefer aamras without milk. However, you can add a touch of milk to give it a creamy dessert feel.


The classic mango dessert which just calls for good ripe mangoes is aamras. This raw, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free sweet treat is a dream dessert from Western Indian cuisine.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Desserts, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine Baby toddler food, gluten free, Indian, Kids choice, One pot, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 people
Calories 24 kcal


  • Cutting board
  • Fruit Knife
  • blender


  • 2 mango ripe sweet, and fleshy
  • 1/4 tsp dry ginger powder

to garnish

  • 2-3 strands saffron optional


Processing for the mango pulp

  • Wash the mangoes. Peel the skin and extract the fleshy part.
  • Discard the seed.mCut the flesh into cubes.
  • Add the cubes and any of the juices into a blender and whizz for a smooth paste
  • Avoid adding water or any liquids so as to get a thick pulp. Pulse till it breaks down and then blend.


  • To the mango pulp made add the ginger powder and give it a quick pulse.
  • Pour out this pulp into serving dishes or a large dish.
    Garnish with saffron strands.
  • Chill for an hour before serving if desired.
    aamras/ mango pulp


Serving: 30gCalories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6g
Keyword Indian desserts, mango recipes, no cook recipes,
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Serving the aamras right

Go classic with aamras and puri. It never goes out of style. I love to make mini puris that go well with aamras. Serve as a dessert with a naiveyam thali or simply are that chilled summer treat this mango nectar will certainly make your day.

What to do with leftover aamras?

Now, this is unheard of in my house. Yet, if you happen to make a big portion of this mango pulp does get leftover here are a few ways to use it up.

To freeze or not?

If you have tons of mangoes, yes please freeze the excess aamras for the no mango seasons. However, thaw it at room temp to bring it back to consistency. You may consider adding the flavouring upon thawing than earlier as it tastes fresher this way.

Stay connected

This recipe and images have been on the blog for a very long time from 2017. It is updated in 2022. Hope you like this version better than just the recipe that we posted earlier.

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7 years ago

Such a simple recipe, but I never would have thought of it myself. I love mangoes and am always looking for new ways to use them. Definitely giving this a try.

Shobha Keshwani
5 years ago

I love aamras too.. can’t wait for the summer season again to relish this Divine dish.

5 years ago

Love aamras in the Mango season……. Such a Divine taste it has with hot Pooris

Soma Mukherjee
5 years ago

Aamras is my favourite specially with pooris , addition of ginger powder and kesar will surely take the humble aamras to an another level, lovely share.

5 years ago

Love mangoes to the core….Simple yet yummy recipe and loved by most of us!! Loved the way you spiced up with ginger powder…..Awesome share!!

geetha priyanka
5 years ago

Wish I could get some mangoes now to prepare this delicious aamras!!! This is such an irresistible and delicious simple dish we Indians enjoy during mango season. I love the way you have elevated the flavour with addition of ginger powder.

5 years ago

really aamras with poori makes a perfect combination in summer. My in laws enjoy this almost everyday.

5 years ago

Who can say NO to Aamras , simply love it. Early waiting for Summers for Specially for mangoes. Lovely post dear.

Poonam Bachhav
5 years ago

Aamras poori is our favourite menu during Summer. Never tried adding dry ginger to it though. Will try it next time I get hold of mangoes.

Geetanjali Tung
5 years ago

Such an easy recipe with mango.. Sounds amazing. The addition of ginger must have enhanced the flavour. Lovely share☺

Lata Lala
5 years ago

Love the aamras with hot fluffy poories. Can’t wait to lay may hands on it come summer. The spiced up aamras is good idea.

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