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Bel or wood apple is considered as an ancient or divine fruit in India. This fruit is very famous during Maha Shivratri time (A Hindu festival).
Summer special - Bael Fruit/Wood Apple squash/juice. Bael is very well known all over the India for its amazing health benefits, medicinal benefits. Bel contains protein, vitamin C and B complex and tannin. The Bael fruit, in actuality, is an herb with the botanical name of Limonia acidissima
1 big ripe bel fruit (wood apple)
Sugar or grated jiggery to taste (here used jiggery)
½ liter milk or Curd
½ tsp of elaichi powder
3 cups of water
A pinch of salt
First break the hard cover of the bel fruit now scoop the flesh of the fruits in a bowl. Now add water and soak it for 15 – 20 minutes than slowly mash it by using your palms gather and squish the pulp to separate the seeds and juice the pulp. Then slowly smash it with smooth hands.
Now Add a pinch of salt, elaichi powder, curd or milk (Here I used curd) and jiggery. Run the juice in a mixer but make sure it is completely de seeded. Otherwise use your hand to blend it.
The consistency of bael panna is bit thick then the regular drink but if you want the consistency to be lighter add more water and jiggery / sugar according to your choice.