Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Starfruit Juice

Starfruit is really colourful with excellent shape and texture.
Once we had this type of tropical fruit while visiting elephanta caves in bombay as a vacation with our family.Dad bought from the vendor who was infront of caves which is a cut fruit was green in colour dusted with salt and red chilli powder on it.I didnt remember the name of the fruit exactly.But it was tangy,sour,little bit sweet one.Loved the taste but never found that fruit later in A.P. After coming to US ,I found the same friut which i was looking for since my schooldays.Googled about that and came to know it is called carambola/starfruit.
Starfruit juice
Starfruit/Carambola - 3 to 4 slices,deseeded
lemon juice - ½tspn
Crushed ice cubes - 3 or 4no
Cardamom - 1 no,crushed
Sugar - 2 tspn
Mint for garnishing
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Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.Add excess water to adjust the taste and pour into chilled glasses.Serve by garnishing with few mint leaves and starfruit slice.
Perfect juice to quench the thirst on a sunny day.


Mythreyee said...

Never heard of this one before. Thanks for the info. Looks wonderful.

Linda said...

Vineela, I have never bought a starfruit and now I will know what to do with it! The glass of juice looks so pretty with that star on the edge :)

Happy cook said...

I never knew you could make juice from this fruit, i always thought they just used it as a decoration

Gattina said...

Chinese always eat starfruit, but I love your creation in juice even more!

Anonymous said...

it's called Kamrak in Hindi/Bombay...

Vik Venkat said...

Hey -- hadn't seen this before but I think it is interesting, especially with cardamom.

Our company makes starfruit juice as well, and it might be of interest to you and to the many wonderful readers of this blog.

Please look at and let me know what you think. I'd be happy to work with you on your special recipe!