Jamu Kunyit - Balinese Turmeric Juice
May 20, 2014
Categories: Beverages, Fruit, Lemon, Pacific Rim, 5 Ingredients Or Less, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Blender, Stove Top, Fat Free, Gluten-Free, Heart Healthy, Kosher, Low Calorie, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Sodium, No Eggs, Non-Dairy, Protein/Health Drinks, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch more
"Turmeric has so many beneficial qualities, plus it is delicious. It is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. It's great for bones and joints as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It is said to prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer. Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier, a kidney cleanser, speeds metabolism and aids in weight management. Plus it heals and alleviates many conditions, such as damaged skin, psoriasis, arthritis, and depression. You have to be careful with turmeric. Your fingers will turn yellow when peeling it. But no worries! Dish soap will get it right out. If your cutting board or countertop get stained, rub in straight dish soap and let it soak in for about 5 minutes. Then scrub with water and sponge. The turmeric stain will be gone - promise! This recipe was posted to a friend's Facebook page, the original recipe appears to be from Mind Body Green."
- Serving Size: 1 (168.9 g)
- Calories 62.2
- Total Fat - 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 0 g
- Cholesterol - 3.1 mg
- Sodium - 9.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 15 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
- Sugars - 11.8 g
- Protein - 2.5 g
- Calcium - 16.1 mg
- Iron - 0.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 23.4 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Place the peeled turmeric in a large pot with the 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the tamarind in a saucepan with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the paste, until the seeds start to come loose. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and press the tamarind and liquid through with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
When the turmeric is soft, transfer it to a blender jar with about a cup of the water. Process it until smooth, careful not to let the hot liquid splash out.
Add the tamarind paste to the blender, along with the lemon juice. process until smooth. With the blender running, slowly add the rest of the turmeric water.
Pour the mixture in to a large bowl, then whisk in the honey a bit at a time, until it reaches the sweetness you desire. Then transfer to a storage container or bottle. Makes about 5 cups.
Note: turmeric STAINS big time, so wear old clothes in case of accident! I recommend using a glass storage container, though it will stain as well. It will permanently stain your plastic containers.
Tips & Variations
- Fine-mesh strainer