Ajinkya Rahane Cheat Meal Is Saransh Goila's "Amarkhand"

Indians follow cricket very passionately. Apart from the game, we are also die-hard fans of the players, which makes us curious about their personal lives. As fitness is an integral part of cricket, their workout routine and diet often become hot topics of discussion, apart from the number of matches they have played and how many centuries they have scored. While fans keep track of everything, here is one on cricketer Ajinkya Rahane's favourite cheat meal, which happens to be aamras and puri.

All the cricketers follow a very strict diet in order to stay fit, but when it comes to cheat meals, the players make sure to satisfy all their cravings. Each of them has a favourite dish that they relish on cheat days. When asked by cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, he revealed his favourite cheat meal to chef Saransh Goila, who in turn prepared the dish for the cricketer.

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The 35-year-old cricketer revealed that he loves indulging in calorie-packed amarkhand and puri before going on a tour. The video was shared on Instagram by celebrity chef Saransh Goila, in which both of them can be seen preparing and relishing amarkhand with poori. The video was part of the chef’s #ThatOneDish series. 

He posted the video with the caption, "That One dish that Ajinkya loves to cheat with before going on a tour is shrikhand poori or amrakhand because mangoes were in season! He’s truly a Maharashtrian boy at heart when it comes to food. We had so much fun cooking this together before his West Indies tour! Wishing Team India all the best."

What Is Amarkhand?

Also known as aamras, it is a delicious dessert that is very popular in Marathi and Gujarati cuisine. Made with mango, milk, sugar, and ground cardamom, this smooth and creamy dish is traditionally served with hot puris. Aamras and puri are hearty meals that are widely enjoyed during the summer in many parts of the country. It is quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Aamras Recipe

Here is an easy recipe to make aamras at home: 

Total Time: 10 minutes



  • 2 cups peeled and chopped ripe mangoes 
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or to your taste 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 
  • ¼ cup milk


  • Add mangoes, sugar, cardamom, and milk to a blender jar or a food processor. 
  • Blend until smooth. Add more milk if the aamras are thick. Check for sugar and add more if needed. 
  • Refrigerate it for a few hours. Garnish with slivered almonds and pistachios, and serve chilled with puris.