Pudina Juice

Thank you all, for your wonderful and entertaining guesses! The one I loved most (in terms of amusing me) was the one from Pragni. I wish to quote her here so you can all have a hearty laugh if you missed reading her comment – “Karela and mint with lime.. Though I’m sure looks are deceptive in the case of this juice.. it looks good, but it definitely tastes bad.. like one of those nutritious coca-cola looking things our parents forced on us (or still do!)” Hahaha! Pragni, I must tell you that this tastes anything but bad. It’s like an in-between of Jal-jeera and the pani made for pani-puri. So there you go, you don’t have to force it down your throat b’cos you will love it!

Another really amusing concoction was by Anu. Here’s what she said – “Madhuri – I’ve cracked the code! This is 1 cup of green peas, 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup of karela, 1 cup of green jello, few neem leaves, few bamboo shoots, some green garlic, some plain old green grass (cleaned up of course), fresh green lime zest and a dash of lime juice! PS: Even my farmville cows would not drink this!” What a concoction that is Anu!

This was really a fun-exercise, and everytime I logged on to check for new comments, I was laughing hard. (Psst, the neighbours must think I’m gone crazy now!). Since it was so much fun, I’m thinking we should do this often so we can all have a few good laughs and lighten up! Much needed in our routine, monotonous grind, don’t you think? Do take your time and read through all the comments, and I’m sure you’ll get more than your share of laughs for the day! :D

Most of you if not all, got it right! It is indeed a healthy concoction of Mint with a dash of lime, a hint of sugar, salt and some kala namak thrown in for good digestion. This is a really refreshing drink that we love to have everyday during Summers. I make a huge jugful every 3-4 days and this is what we reach out for when we get home from work, instead of a can of coke or any fizz drink. This is way healthier and way, way more refreshing!

Ingredients:

  • Pudina/Mint leaves – one bunch (cleaned and leaves picked)
  • Lime juice – from 1 large lime
  • Sugar – 3 tbsps
  • Salt – as required (add slightly less since you’re also using kala namak)
  • Kala Namak/Black Salt – 2 tbsps
  • Water (preferably chilled) – 1 1/2 litres + 1/2 cup (standard cup size)

Procedure:

  • Blend the picked pudina leaves along with the salt and sugar, and 1/2 cup water, to a smooth paste.
  • Transfer paste to a big vessel. Add 1 1/2 litres water, kala namak and lime juice. Stir well.
  • Allow to sit for atleast a half hour in the refrigerator.
  • Serve chilled for the most refreshing khatta-meeta drink ever!

Pudina/Mint is an excellent anti-oxidant, and kala namak is extremely good for digestion. No juice can get healthier than this! So what are you waiting for? Go make some and enjoy the refreshing taste of this one. Im sure you’ll love it!

This is going straight to my very own event ‘Serve me Some – Juices, Shakes, Smoothies‘ which is going on all this month. I’ve received some wonderful entries so far. Go on and rush in yours if you haven’t already!

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47 responses to “Pudina Juice

  1. Coriander/Pudina..??

  2. Sudha Narayanan

    Mint/Coriander/Spinach.. I am sure.. :)

  3. And fabulous job with the camera!!

  4. IS IT KARELA..???

  5. sahana shekhar

    I think its mint/coriander..aaa..let me think, or may be curry leaves! and obviously the Lemon. whatever it is, it looks refreshing

  6. Spinach, Coriander

  7. mint lemonade!!

  8. is it aam panna? or is it spinach-pudina / coriander-lemon juice…

  9. Am damn sure its a juice of coriander, mint and curry leaves..beautiful clicks!!

  10. its pudina juice i guess!!! my fingers r crossed!!

  11. spinach.. definitely.. spinach..

  12. Itz Coriander+Mint+Spinach

  13. Has to be spinach!!!!!!

  14. Lovely picture.. mint/curry leaves is my guess..

  15. Is it potato juice?

  16. It can be a combination of Spinach, lauki, carrot, beetroot,celery and mint! I know i have named too many!! you might hv added a bit of tomato as well:):)

  17. Let’s see.. spinach with hints of mint and lemon. Im sure you have a big secret up your sleeve with this one!

  18. I think it is Wheat Grass /Palak for sure:)

  19. Karela and mint with lime.. Though I m sure looks are deceptive in the case of this juice.. it looks good, but it definitely tastes bad.. like one of those nutritious coca-cola looking things our parents forced on us (or still do!)

  20. I am having a hearty laugh reading all the comments guessing !!! Especially, the one saying Karela!! LOL :D Whatever it is, I am sure it must be good. The pic is great. Just love it!

  21. Lovely picture and my guess is Mint.

  22. Sudha Narayanan

    I now think it is an exotic celery-broccoli juice with a dash of mint/lemon.. Ewww.. I wonder how this combination would taste, but worth the try.. :P Ok, and considering the health conscious Mads, add a bit of barley, oats, wheat grass, wheat germ et all to the above mentioned combination.. :D

  23. Madhuri – I’ve cracked the code!

    This is 1 cups of green peas, 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup of karela, 1 cup of green jello, few neem leaves, few bamboo shoots, some green garlic, some plain old green grass (cleaned up of course), fresh green lime zest and a dash of lime juice!

    PS. Even my farmville cows would not drink this!

  24. after further thought I am considering broccoli – so it could be broccoli + mint perhaps, with a dash of lemon juice? and you’d have added some flax seed powder to this… :)

  25. or is it just a store-bought drink that u took a cool pic of? a very very neat picture that is I must say!!

  26. It must be some kind of greens which could give this dark green shade… might be you have mixed a couple of ingredients as others say…also I think you have used some kinda soda to give that foamy texture… the only thing I could obviously guess is the salt on the rim of the glass :) btw, nice to know you and your blog.. I am visiting your space for the first time and I must say I am completely impressed with your writing skills and recipes… It is more thrilling to know that we share similar passion for cooking… Happy Cooking!!!!

    • Thanks very much for your kind words Radhika! Thanks for dropping by. I check your blog often and you have a wonderful space too! :)
      Btw, no soda in this one…the pudina makes the bubbles when ground, and hence the mild froth.

  27. I GUESSED IT !!It’s just water with green food color !!

  28. i know u’ll laugh but i still think it is bitter gourd…else there would be no fun questioning:p

  29. This was real fun Madhuri!! Hahaha!!Keep more such posts coming!! Pudina juice sounds and looks really refreshing!!

  30. Thank you all for those guesses. We should play this game more often now ;) We could do with some laughs every now and then!!

  31. hey u ought to share ur secrets on good photography ;) y not come up with a post on that ???

  32. !!!! imagine my surprise when I open my google reader at lunch one day and see my name mentioned in the first few lines of someone else’s blog!

    Lack of karela, or any of the gourd family does make the juice sound tasteful.. I’ll see if I can gather my guts in this life to attempt it..

  33. lovely!! i am going to try this soon for sure :)

  34. Sudha Narayanan

    Made this awesome coolant! Thanks a bunch for this.. From the time you posted this, I desperately wanted to try this out.. And was really waiting for summer.. I replaced lime with amchur powder like you had suggested.. Tastes sooo awesome Mads, thanks a bunch!! This solves so many things for me.. Since I dont take milk, this balances my body heat.. And acts as an awesome digestive which I really need!! Again, I do not know how to thank you..! :)

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