Granny Smith Apple Panna

After using the green sour apples (Granny Smith) a few times with apple thokku (pickle) and apple pachadi, I don’t hesitate to try stuff where these apples are used instead of raw mangoes (kairi/manga). This is one such idea – instead of kairi (raw mangoes) in panna/panha, I tried it with those sour apples (again 😀 … ) – the regular kairi panna you can find here.

The apple panna is yummy and welcome in this hot summer!


Granny Smith (green sour) apple: 1 medium

Powdered Jaggery or brown sugar: 2 teaspoons or to your taste

Roasted jeera (cumin seeds) powder: ½ teaspoon

Black pepper powder: a pinch

Aamchur (raw mango) powder: a pinch

Black salt (kala/sendha namak): to taste


*You can also add a few mint leaves when blending the panna.



  1. Wash, peel, and deseed the apple. Then, chop it roughly.
  2. Heat about a cup of water in a pan and add the chopped apple.
  3. Cook covered on medium heat and stir at regular intervals till the apple pieces are cooked and mushy.
  4. In a blender, puree the cooked apple pieces with the spices, jaggery, and black salt to a smooth paste.
  5. You can refrigerate this pulp and use as required.
  6. To make the drink, mix in a couple of tablespoons of the pulp in a cup of ice-cold water and mix well (you can use a shaker or blender). Check for taste and adjust.
  7. You can sprinkle some black salt or chaat masala powder on the top and serve chilled with a few ice cubes.

2 Responses to “Granny Smith Apple Panna”

  1. wow … healthy drink…. looks yum… great click…

    From skribles: Thanks Sripriya

  2. Very innovative recipe. Now I know what to do with sour apples.

    From skribles: Thanks Madhuram

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