Chris F. Nicholson

Bael Panna (Woodapple Juice)

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Ingredients

  • 2 pieces Medium-sized Bael (Woodapple)
  • 2 tablespoons Powdered Jaggery
  • 1/8 tablespoon Rock Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Roasted and Powdered Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 glasses Water

Directions

  1. Break open the fruit using a pestle or if you are adventurous, strike it against the floor or a platform till it splits open.
  2. Scoop the pulp using a spoon and place in a large bowl.
  3. Pour a glass of water and using your palms gather and squish the pulp to separate the seeds and juice the pulp.
  4. Press the juice through a soup siever to strain the fibres and seeds from the thick pulp.
  5. Scoop the remaining pulp in the sieve into a vessel and add more water. Repeat the squishing process and strain until all that remains is the fiber.
  6. Add jaggery to the strained juice and season with salt and cumin powders as per taste.
  7. Run the juice in a mixer.
  8. Pour in tall glasses and serve.

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