The mercury has been shooting up for a while now here in Manipal and thats when a simple summer delight as a fresh fruit juice comes in handy. Jam is the seasonal fruit of the summer here. It is available in two varieties – white and pink. Java Apple in english is called “Gudgud Jam” in Konkani and “Jambu Nerale” in Kannada.(Check wiky) It is a wonderful fruit which not only quenches the thurst but is also filling. It is also very juicy and the taste somewhat resembles the sugarcane juice. The Pink variety is fluffy but not as juicy as this and a little tangy as well. It is in my neighbour’s garden.
Java Apple tree with Apple fruit
Fresh Java Apple fruit
What you need to have:
1. White Java Apple fruit – 10 – 12
2. Ginger – 1 ” piece
3. Lemon juice- A few drops
4. Sugar – a little(Optional)
Ingredients of Java Apple fruit juice
What you do with what you have:
1. Wash, clean and chop java Apple fine to clear any dirt etc. Also wash and chop ginger and keep aside.
2. Run chopped fruit, chopped ginger and sugar in the mixer till your desired consistency. Strain it and serve chilled with a few drops of lemon. Really cool and soothing for this summer heat.
Ready to serve Java Apple fruit juice
How long it takes: 15 minutes