Pink Guava Juice is a delicious juice made with the pink aromatic guavas. It’s a perfect breakfast beverage which has an excellent source of Vitamin C.
I have always been fond of Guavas and particularly the pink variety. These are aromatic, sweet and range from pale pink to deep orange- magenta. This colour is due to the naturally occurring pigment called carotenoid. It is the same compound that gives carrots and tomatoes that distinct red colour.
These pink Guavas have an interesting story. A few months back I visited a temple along with my school friend and her sister. The temple was about 2 hours drive and while returning we saw these carts which were full of pink guavas and those big red chillies. We decided to buy some guavas as well as the chillies and asked the rates. We were in a fun-loving mood so asked the vendor to quote price for half of his cart! The guy was zapped but quoted a good price so we bought 40 kg of these guavas and 10 kg of red chillies. Our car boot was full and once we left the place we were in peels of laughter!
So what do we do with so many guavas? Sell them at a higher price? Distribute to friends and neighbours? Make chutney or some preserve? After getting home, my friend made sure that she drops half of the guavas at my place. They were a mixed lot, some ripe and some yet to ripe. It was a task sorting them, and the whole house had their aroma. Finally, after three days I made pulp and froze it!
The frozen pulp works very well for a quick drink, and it not only looks pretty but is nutritious as well as delicious. It’s loved both by kids as well as adults and is my Day 1 post under Colourful Foods.
And if you are wondering what about the red chillies? Well, my friend, Sarita is very good with pickles, so she made the Stuffed Red Chilly Pickle and later sent to me.
Pink Guava Juice
4 cups pink guavas
4 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
Black salt to taste
Water as required
Wash the guavas, peel and chop into chunks.
Using a blender add sugar and the chopped guava chunks.
Blend to a paste.
Take a large bowl, and line it up with a strainer of equal size.
Pour the guava pulp through this strainer over the bowl.
Stir the pulp with a spoon to collect the smooth pulp extracted.
Pour water over the leftover pulp in the strainer and then discard the seeds.
The guava pulp is ready.
To make the juice –
Add ice cubes, water as per the consistency you like.
Stir in salt and roasted cumin powder.
Serve chilled in salt-rimmed glasses.
Linking it to Kids Delight hosted by me this month.