Roasted Kiwi Panna, is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink made using roasted kiwi fruits, fresh mint and black salt to beat the heat.  

Tandarjo Keri Thepla,

 Chaas ( yogurt drink ) and Kairi aur Pyaj ka kachumber,

While the kiwis and cumins was slow roasting on the fire, I plucked up few british mint leaves from my garden, and started preparing Kiwi Panna. I followed almost same recipe as Aam Panna, but twisted the recipe slightly, palm sugar went in instead of white sugar for a LOW GI and alternatively,  plain sparkling water I used. Frankly speaking this drink is not tick a healthy option, just because it's Fruit, because I did roast the fruit,  all the vitamin C destroyed, however...something innovative!

Kiwi Palm Panna is a crisp concoction of Kiwi fruits, Cumin, Mint and black salt. It has
sweet, tart and mildly spicy flavours, maybe we can call it Cousin of Aam Panna ! It was refreshing and lightly smoky flavours. The recipe is very simple and quick and this drink can be served as an appetizer or a welcome drink as cumin and black salt aid in digestion, or accompaniment with snacks or meals.


Roasted Kiwi Panna, Keri Ka Panna
Yield: 4-6 servings

Roasted Kiwi Panna

Roasted Kiwi Panna

Kiwi Palm Panna is a crisp concoction of Kiwi fruits, Cumin, Mint and black salt. It has a sweet, tart and mildly spicy flavours.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 50 M


  • 6 Firm Kiwi fruits
  • 5-6 tbsp. Palm sugar paste or White sugar or Jaggery
  • 5-6 tbsp Fresh Mint leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp Fresh Coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp. Whole roasted cumin (Jeera)
  • 1/2 tbsp. Fresh Ginger
  • 1 tsp. Fresh black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. Black salt - sanchar powder-kala namak
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Lemon/Lime juice
  • Sparkling water or plain soda or plain water


How to cook Roasted Kiwi Panna

  1. Push the barbecue skewers straight from the middle right through the kiwis and roast the kiwis ( with the skin on ) on a very low heat on stove or barbecue.
  2. Occasionally turn the kiwis so that it gets roasted evenly.
  3. Remove from the flame and let it cool slightly.
  4. Remove the charred skin of the kiwis and chop roughly.
  5. Now place everything in the blender except roasted kiwis with a little amount of water and blend till you get almost fine paste.
  6. Now add chopped kiwis with more water and blend it again. Check for salt and sugar.
  7. Mix it properly and pour it in a tall glass.
  8. Fill up the glass with ice and top up with sparkling water or plain soda.
  9. Serve immediately.


Instead of kiwis, you can use raw mangoes too.
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