[Cook It Up] Make Kiwi Fruit Panna

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Serving: 4 People


  • Kiwi Fruit : 4
  • Fresh Mint Leaves : 1/4 Cup
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves : 1/4 Cup
  • Cumin Seeds, Roasted : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Ginger : 1/2 Inch Piece
  • Black Peppercorns : 5-6
  • Sugar : 3 Tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Salt (Kalanamak) : 1 Teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice : 1 Teaspoon


  1. Roast kiwis in tandoor or in an oven at 150°C for half an hour or till they are soft.
  2. Cool the kiwis, peel off skin, transfer into a bowl and crush with hand or with a wooden spoon to a smooth pulp.
  3. Grind mint leaves, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, ginger and black peppercorns to a smooth paste.
  4. Blend kiwi pulp with sugar, salt, black salt and lemon juice. Add mint-coriander paste and mix well. Strain.
  5. Add four cups of water and mix well.
  6. Put some ice in individual glasses, pour the panna over and serve chilled.

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Chef Aman Tandon
Chef Aman Tandon is the Regional Executive Chef at The Pride group of Hotels, Ahmedabad wherein he oversees the complete management of three F&B outlets – Cafetreat, Casablanca and Posh. His distinct creative culinary style have been appreciated by Hollywood and Bollywood stars, International Cricketers, Olympians, Politicians and industrialists. At BuddyBits.com, he write a weekly cooking column- Cook It Up.