Friday, May 12, 2017

Gooseberry Juice-Amla Juice Recipe-Nellikai Juice-Gooseberry Buttermilk

Gooseberries have innumerable health benefits. Gooseberries are rich source of vitamin C. It has nearly 20 times the vitamin C in oranges. It is high in fiber and is slightly diuretic in nature. It helps promotes hair growth and improves eyes sight. Gooseberries have anti-cancer properties and they help improve immunity. Its high antioxidants content can slow down aging. Today we will learn how to make gooseberry juice/amla juice and amla buttermilk following this easy recipe.

Gooseberry Juice-Amla Juice

Gooseberry Juice-Nellikai Juice

Gooseberry Juice

 Prep Time : 20 mins
 Yields:1 cup
 Recipe CategoryBeverages-Gooseberry
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   For Gooseberry Juice

   Gooseberries - 1/4 kg

   For Gooseberry Buttermilk

   Buttermilk - 1 cup
   Gooseberry juice - 1 tbsp or 2 gooseberries
   Salt to taste
   Mint and curry leaves paste - 1/2 tsp


Choose ripe slightly yellowish gooseberries without any cuts or damages.

Cut it into medium sized pieces and discard the seeds.


Grind it using very less water to a fine paste.

Strain it and extract as much juice as possible. You can squeeze with your hands to remove even the last drop of juice.

how to make amla juice

Fresh gooseberry juice is ready.

Mix 10-15 ml of gooseberry juice with needed water or buttermilk and consume it. I usually do not add anything to the juice. But if preferred you can add a pinch of salt or honey, mix it well and drink it.

nellikai juice

How to store the gooseberry juice 

Personally I prefer to make it fresh everyday. But when you have excess gooseberries, you can prepare juice and pour the juice into ice cube trays and freeze it. Then remove the cubes and pack it in a ziploc bag and freeze it. Everyday you can mix 1 or 2 cubes in water or buttermilk and enjoy the drink. Avoid storing it in metal containers. 

nellikai juice-gooseberry buttermilk


Chop 1-2 gooseberries (2 gooseberries if smaller in size), discard the seeds. Grind it with 2 tbsp of curd, a sprig of mint and few curry leaves to a fine paste. Add 3/4 cup of water, a pinch of salt and blend it/mix it well to get mint flavored gooseberry buttermilk.

If you have green chutney with you, you can mix 1/2 tsp of green chutney to a cup of buttermilk, add 1-2 gooseberry juice ice cubes, mix well and enjoy it.

Check more Gooseberry Recipes from Padhuskitchen.


Anything in moderation will not do any harm to your health. Consuming excess of gooseberries or its juice can cause skin dryness in some people. Moreover it contains fructose, which may be harmful to your health if taken in excessive amounts.

Persons suffering from cold and cough should avoid taking amla juice.

Amla Hair Oil

Amla hair oil prevents hair fall and promotes hair growth. Check the link below to know how to prepare it.

How to make amla hair oil

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  1. I love yr blogs very much. Very simple,to the point,and awesome.thanks

  2. Hi Madhu

    How often can we consume this

    1. Once daily for a few days, then leave a gap. Then start again.But only once daily.


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