Friday, August 22, 2014

Indian Gooseberry juice/ Amla (Nellikai) juice with ginger and curry leaves

                       Initially, my chithi (mother's younger sister) will be threatening me with a glass of this juice. I will just hate to have it because of the taste of this gooseberry. But, the juice made along with ginger and curry leaves, had an improved taste, so I stopped running away from it. My chithi says that, she is feeling too active after having this juice continuously. So, it is proven Energy Boosting Juice for me.

                       Being a teacher, I remember my amma (mother) comparing Studies with this gooseberry, in my childhood days. Similar to the gooseberries sour taste at the first and ending up with sweet taste, studies will be hard (for some) initially, but when completed will give a good shape to life.

                       Amla or Indian gooseberry is a not just a fruit, but a boon to the people on the earth. The benefits of amla are numerous. Amla in any form like fruit, juice or even dried when consumed will show a great improvement in your health. Amla oil is one of the best medicines for hair care. And, so obviously this amla tree, is considered to be sacred here in India. It is also one among the various reasons, giving fame to India.  


Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time Nil


3 nos Gooseberry (Chopped and Deseeded) 
1 inch sized Ginger
3 Springs of Curry Leaves 
1 tsp Salt (optional)
1- 1&1/2 cup of Water 


1. Remove the seeds and and chop the gooseberry.

2. Then in a blender put the chopped gooseberry, ginger and curry leaves. Blend it, then add a cup of water and salt. Again blend it.

3.  Now strain the extracted juice and transfer it to a container.

                         The juice for keeping you always young, active n healthy is ready.


  • You can also dilute the concentrate and have it. 
  • The number of amla = The number of persons. For example, if you are a three numbered family, then take three amlas.
  • Instead of salt, honey can also be added.


  1. Healthy drink. Superb nice choice of juice. Will try out

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  3. Some people may find one glass of Gooseberry Juice too much for them to digest. Such people should start taking it from small quantity (quarter of a glass) and slowly increase the quantity upto one complete glass. You can also dilute the juice by adding water.