White Pumpkin Juice – Ash Gourd Juice

May 10, 2018 DrinksSummer Special  One comment

It is scorching summer in India and it is fairly warm here too. Beginning this summer season with a simple drink or rather I would say it is a coolant. Much needed for the season! This White Pumpkin Juice or Ash Gourd Juice is a perfect drink to keep u hydrated. White Pumpkin known as Vellai Poosanikai/Thadiyanga in tamil is usually used to make kootu. If you are a Chennaite you woud have noticed these precious veggies being smashed on the road on Ammavasai days! 🙁 This Juice is a not only a very healthy one but also popular among a weight loss diet menu. 

I actually made White Pumpkin Halwa/Kasi Halwa (recipe coming next). Had to squeeze the excess water from grated ash gourd. Did not really want to waste the water as it has a lot of nutrients. So ended up with this Ash Gourd Juice. 2 in 1 right! 🙂 Check my Cucumber Cooler recipe HERE!

Now to the recipe..

 

White Pumpkin Juice My Magic Pan

 

[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- NIL ]

White Pumpkin Juice Ingredients:

  • White pumpkin/Ash gourd – 1/2 cup ( cubed) I have used less. See tips!
  • Cucumber – 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Mint leaves – few
  • Ginger – 1/4 inch piece
  • Green Chilli – a small piece
  • Salt – as needed

 

White Pumpkin Juice My Magic Pan

 

Method:

  • Peel the ash gourd, remove the seeds. Add cubed ash gourd, cucumber, ginger, green chilli and mint leaves in a mixer. Add water. I added the leftover squeezed juice from grated ash gourd that I used in making Halwa.

 

  • Blend until smooth. Strain the juice with a strainer. Add more water and strain it well. Add salt and mix. Serve chilled.

  

 

Thats it! Refreshing White Pumpkin Juice ready!

Serve chilled!

 

Ash Gourd Juice My Magic Pan

 

Tips:

  1. I have used less amount of ash gourd as I have used the squeezed water that was left over in the process of making halwa. U can follow the amount mentioned above.
  2. U can add few coriander leaves too.
  3. Add pepper powder instead of green chilli for a variation.

 

Ash Gourd Juice My Magic Pan

 

– By Sundari Nathan

One comment to White Pumpkin Juice – Ash Gourd Juice

  • Veena  says:

    Very refreshing sometime I put lime and curry leaves too

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