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’!!! :)

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Serves: 3-4 person

INGREDIENTS:

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:

  1. Wash and deseed amla properly.
  2. Grind in a mixture jar with mint leaves to make a smooth paste by adding water as required.
  3. Transfer the paste in a big bowl and add rest of all ingredients.
  4. Stir it for a while and serve chilled!

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SJ’s NOTE:

  • 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.
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