Nellikkai Juice| Amla Lemonade| Amla Juice - Gooseberry is rich in Iron and Vitamin-C. Amla's health benefits which includes; Good for hair growth and hair health, good for eyes and bones. Useful  in the treatment of menstrual cramps. It has anti aging properties, remedy for diarrhea, protects body against heart diseases and infections. I have shared other gooseberry recipes like Gooseberry rice, Gooseberry rasam, Gooseberry pachadi, Gooseberry pickle in blog earlier. This is a healthy tasty thirst quencher for this hot summer. The tartness of the gooseberry is slightly neutralized by the lemon and tastes nice.

I bought these gooseberries around two weeks before and kept inside the fridge same time got fever and could not prepare anything. This week when i look into that some got brown patches so i discarded that and i prepared using the good ones.

Gooseberry| Amla- 5-6
Ginger- 1/2 inch (optional)
Lemon-1 small
Water- 2-3 cups
Honey| sugar - 2 tablespoons
Mint leaves- few springs

  • Using knife cut the gooseberry in to pieces and remove the seed (or) slightly crush to remove the seed.
  • Add the cut pieces inside the blender jar and add ginger with this and blend to make a smooth paste. Add half a cup of water and grind well.
  • Pass the ground mixture through strainer and squeeze well.
  • Add two cups of water and the honey| sugar; mix well. Squeeze some mint leaves with hand or pestle and mortar; add and serve chilled with added ice cubes.