Mar 14, 2015

Bitter Gourd Juice Recipe / Bitter Melon (Karela) Juice Recipe - Diabetic Juice Recipes



You know how healthy is bitter gourd for diabetic people. It is one of the best food which reduces sugar level in blood. I try to include bitter gourd in our diet atleast once a week. Mostly i cook them, i make them into pitlai, fry or curries. I have never thought of making a raw juice out of it, since it is very very bitter. But recently i came across this recipe and really liked it. So i decided to try it immediately for my MIL who is a diabetic patient.

This juice has apple, ginger, lemon juice and a green chilli in it. It also has a touch of salt added into it which actually reduces the bitter level and makes it more appetizing. I added a green apple, the tartness of that apple paired beautifully with the bittergourd. You can use normal red apples as well. 

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Bitter gourd has so many health benefits in them, i am listing somethem which i refered through google search..

1)High in Fiber
2)Twice Potassium than Banana
3)Twice 
4)Purifies Blood
5)Helps in Losing Weight
6)Strengthens Immune Sysytem
7)High in Beta Carotines, helps in solving eye problems
8)Anti Cancer Properties
9)Helps Curing Cholera
10)Cures Hangover
11)Respiratory Disorder
12)Blood Disorders


Here is few caution for you

1)Don't consume more than two bitter gourd a day, it may cause mild abdominal pain or diarrhea
2)Pregnant women aviod taking too much bitter gourd, because it may lead to preterm labor.


 I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 20 mins
Serves : 2 to 3

Ingredients:

Bitter Gourd / Pavakkai - 1 large
Green Apple / Red Apple - 1
Ginger - 2 cm piece peeled and chopped
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn or to taste
Salt or Black Salt - 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli or Black Pepper - 1 small chopped
Cold Water as needed

Method:

Take bitter gourd and wash it well. Cut them in half, scoop out the seeds. Chop it into small pieces.

Take this in a bowl, add in 1 tsp of salt over this and mix really well with your hands. Set this aside for 10 to 15 mins.

Now chop a apple, remove the seeds and set aside.

Now take the bitter gourd and squeeze it in your hands, the juices will come out, discard it. 

Take the squeezed bitter gourd in a blender, add in green apple, chilli, ginger and puree smoothly adding some water.

Strain this, add in lemon juice and salt. Mix well.

Add more water if too thick.

Pour it into glasses and serve cold.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Take a bitter gourd


cut the top and bottom 


cut it in half


slice it lengthwise


scopp the seeds out


cut it into small pieces


now take it in a bowl


add in a tsp of salt


use your hands to rub it really well, this will soften 
the bittergourd


now leave this for 10 to 15 mins


Meanwhile prepare the apples.. i used green apple, 
you can use normal red apples too


cut it half


now in quarters


remove the seeds


cut it into pieces


now the bitter gourd is softened


now take some bitter gourd and squeeze it really well 


see how much juices coming out from it, this remove 
the excess bitter from it


This is what you need


Look how much juice i got from these ..discard it


take the squeezed bitter gourd in a blender


add in green apple


add in few pieces of ginger


and few pieces of green chillies, you can add 
some pepper powder


puree smoothly, add little water to make it 
into a smooth puree


pour this in a strainer


use a spoon to push the juice





this is pure goodness


now add in some lemon juice


add in some salt, you can use some black salt as well


pour in some cold water


take your glass


pour the juice in


enjoy


really good for diabetic patients and for everyone too




15 comments:

  1. I regularly take raw bitter melon
    Rather than go through all the steps given, I scoop out the seeds, chop it into small pieces, add salt as required and a small piece of ginger chopped fine. Add a small cup of water and microwave for three minutes.
    Enjoy.
    A small piece of dried narthangai oorugai added before microwaving adds flavor and taste

    Rajan

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  2. Can we drink this juice any time of the day or when is this drink to be consumed. Thanks for the recipe and for all your awesome dishes..

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  3. this juice was really really tasty.....
    i offered it to other people and did not tell them what it was. they could not even guess that it was bitter gourd in the juice. all of them found it very tasty and wanted more. :))))
    so nice of you. god bless you.

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  4. what is the best time to take this juice ? and what should be the gap between juice and meal ?

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  5. I think this recipe will b yummy...but i have one doubt with thus recipe..mostly i used to dring only simple bitter melon juice ill not anything in that...but i want to know your recipe is healthy as normal butter melon juice...?

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  6. @Anonymousyes this is normal juice, but it wont taste bitter since the addition of apple

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  7. This is really good ..! Please let me know How much time this juice will be preserved ?
    I mean, If I create a Juice early morning 6 AM, Should It will be good to take after 12 hours ?

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    1. Yes u can take, but it is best to consume immediately, since the bittergourd will turn too bitter

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  8. what was the benefits of bitter gourd juice?

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  9. Really delicious and great way of consuming bitter guard!!!! As usual your recipes rock!!!!

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  10. If you want to lose weight, then you better drink bitter melon juice. This is a vegetable which can also be made into smoothies and juices. Bitter melon will help to reduce the incidence of insulin resistance and diabetes.

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