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  • Writer's picturePreeti Vaswani


It's sweet, it's sour, it's spicy and more over it's a refreshing homemade cooler, sure to steal your heart away !!!!

Roasted Kiwi Panna is a non fizzy tantalizing summer drink. This cooler is inspired by popular Indian homemade cooler Aam Panna . Aam Panna is made with raw mangoes. These days raw mangoes are out of sight but the hot and humid weather of Kuwait still demands thirst quenching homemade drinks. My younger one Avi , very fond of having lemonades and coolers asks me " Kuch Thanda Hai ?" after he comes home from football field. This Kiwi Panna comes to his rescue then. " Kuch Thanda Hai ?" is in Hindi which means " Have something coooool...?"

Kiwi Panna is made by blending roasted kiwi , fresh mint leaves, spices like black salt, black pepper powder, cumin powder along with ice cold water. Roasting the kiwi over flames directly gives a smoky flavour to Kiwi Panna.


The recipe is quick and easy. To begin with wash and wipe the Kiwi. Roast them directly by keeping over the flames of gas stove or skew them in soaked and wiped skewers and hold over flames. You can also roast in oven but roasting till skin is charred over the flames gives a nice smoky flavour to the drink. Once done let it cool and get rid of the charred skin.


Transfer the chopped roasted kiwi along with all other ingredients in a blender and grind to a smooth paste. Adjust the consistency by adding chilled water. Add less or more spices and sugar as per your taste. And here you are ready with this delightful and delicious Kiwi Panna.


Those tiny black seeds found in kiwi just do more than get stuck in your teeth. They are full of essential nutrients and antioxidants. Also they give a nice crunch in each sip of panna you have. This is why I call Kiwi Panna as Crispy Crunchy Cooler too.


  • It is homemade

  • Quick and easy

  • No artificial flavours

  • Refreshing and delicious

  • Requires handful of ingredients

  • Fruit based

Try out this recipe , I am sure you will love it and make it regularly in summers and say bye bye to those carbonated drinks full of sugar and artificial flavours.

You might also like recipe of another popular homemade summer cooler on my blog Aam panna / Kairi Panna

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Drinks

Prep time : 15

Cooking time : 10 min

Serving : 6


  • 5 Kiwi

  • 3/4 Tsp black salt

  • 1/4 Tsp white salt

  • 1/2 Tsp cumin powder

  • 1/2 Tsp black pepper powder

  • 5 Tbsp sugar

  • Handful of mint leaves

  • 6 Cups of chilled water

  • Some ice cubes and mint leaves to add in serving glasses


1. Wash and wipe the Kiwi. Roast the kiwis directly over the flames of gas stove till the skin is charred and black spots appear all over. Turn around the kiwis at regular intervals for uniform roasting. This may take around 8 to 10 minutes on medium flame.

2. Once the kiwis are roasted all over , let them cool and then peel off the black skin.

3. Chop the roasted kiwis with the help of a knife and transfer them to a blender.

Add all the spices , sugar, mint leaves and blend it all till you get a smooth liquid like pulp.

4. Add a cup of chilled water and blend it again.

5. Transfer the above to a glass jug/ tumbler and add the remaining chilled water. Adjust the spices and sugar as per your taste.

6. Serve chilled garnished with mint leaves.


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