Friday, May 31, 2013

Ghardudde(Bottle Gourd) Paanak by Veena Bhaktha

In the scorching summer heat, different kinds of coolers are well soughgt after. Natural juices have an edge over artificially blended/aerated ones. Ghardudde in Konkani or Bottle Gourd is a known coolant. It is mainly used in making curries and halwa. I found a good use for that in making healthy natural juice which is not only tasty nut keeps your body cool for a long time. Added ginger and lemon are rich sources of minerals and Vitamin C. Jaggery compensates for the reduced energy level in the body due to dehydration and salt sums up for the electrolyte imbalance. Pepper adds to flavour and by itself is known to have cooling properties.
About 100-200 gms of peeled deseeded and chopped Bottle Gourd(Ghardudde)
Jaggery (as per taste) used 50gms here
Pinch of salt & Pepper powder
A small piece of Ginger
1 big
Add all the ingredients except lemon in a mixer and blend very well.
Empty the ground paste into a vessel.
Now add 3 glasses of water to mixer, beat it for few seconds, add that water to the paste and stir well.
Squeeze one big sized lemon, mix well and filter the contents.
Chill for 2-3 hours in the fridge before serving.
Got four glasses of thick tasty juice here.

You can vary the Ingredients as per your requirements.

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