Amla Juice ~ Indian Gooseberry Juice
Nearly 2 years back, I used to go for a morning walk at Kankaria Lake. Wasn’t a regular jogger though (as it mostly depended on how early I can get up) ;) To be honest, most of the times I went there to enjoy post-walking activities i.e. consuming healthy beverages, maska-bun, neero, various soups in tat fuzzy time. Funny, isn’t it?
Well, recently I went for a walk there with hubby during my stay at mum’s place. That pleasant atmosphere of early morning reminded me of those carefree strolls with a friend, leisure walks with sister-in-law and those food-stalls :P It had been almost 1.5 years since I had amla juice outside the entrance. But as I was instructed not to have anything outside, I didn’t try it this time :(
Amla being a super-source of Vitamin C and of course, a powerful anti-oxidant… I enjoy at my best in the season! Skin, hair and other health benefits attract me to eat more n more of them every year… Usually, I preferred to have processed amla, which are soaked in salted turmeric water for 10-12 days. Even boiled ones work if I can’t wait for long :P Co-incidentally, it was a perfect season for me to grab a jar of amla!!! And also, I got a chance to make ‘Amla Juice’ at in-laws. All were looking for some option to use plenty of amla, sitting idle in a big basket for days. And bingo… I served this super-healthy beverage – ‘Amla Juice’!!! :)
Serves: 3-4 person
10-12 Amla (Gooseberries)
5-6 Mint Leaves
2-3 cups Chilled Water
1/2 tsp Black Salt
1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Wash and deseed amla properly.
- Grind in a mixture jar with mint leaves to make a smooth paste by adding water as required.
- Transfer the paste in a big bowl and add rest of all ingredients.
- Stir it for a while and serve chilled!
- Adjust the amount of black salt and cumin powder according to your taste. I used minimum to retain natural taste of amla.
- Even regular salt can be added to replace black salt.