All said and done, whenever some thing becomes a mandate you want to avoid it the most.
My MIL makes a very interesting preserve with amlas and my mom makes the the muravala (which is amla jam). Both of which stay well throughout the year. But after the initial few days, I tend to drift away from it.
This time I tried making a fresh amla juice, which DH loved a lot. Ofcourse I knew that it was not a sustainable plan to extract the juices, add the seasonings and flavors and make it every morning. But I’d rather not think of it and enjoy until the interests last..
I made this healthy drink for the BM run….
5 Fresh Amlas (Indian Gooseberries)
2 tspn honey
a pinch of dried ginger powder
crushed mint leaves
salt to taste (I used rock salt)
1) Wash the amlas under running water scrubbing their skin
2) Cut them to remove the seeds
3) Put the chopped amla fruit in a mixie/ grinder with little water to make a pulp
4) Using a strainer and a spoon extract the juices (like we do for coconut milk)
5) Keep pulsing it in the mixie as you go
6) When the juices are extarcted, add the other ingredients. Keep tasting to get the right flavor
7) Adding sugar is optional but if the amlas are raw you may need to add a pinch or so.
Serve cold or at room temperature. This will stay good for upto 10 days or so in the refrigerator