I love mango panha. As a child i remember drinking it every summer. Normally panha in India is made with raw mangoes in the summer months when mangoes are available. It is a tangy and sweet drink that is extremely refreshing on a sweltering summer day. I found this variation of the mango panha recipe using applesauce. This recipe was posted by one hot stove here. I made this drink out of curiosity and it was surprisingly similar to the original mango drink. Try this out for sure.
1 jar applesauce (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup jaggery (can substitute sugar/splenda)
Juice 2 limes
1 large pinch salt
2 tsp ground cardamom
6 cups cold water
Heat applesauce in a pot till it starts to bubble.
Lower heat and cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add jaggery (or sugar). Mix till it dissolves completely. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add all remaining ingredients and stir well. Adjust sweetness or tartness as needed. Serve chilled with ice. Store in the refrigerator.