Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sugarcane Juice / Karumbu Juice Recipe

Sugarcane Juice Recipe

This is the first time I am tasting Sugarcane Juice, yes hard to believe but thats the truth.I have seen sugarcane juice shops at many places but haven't tasted it at all.I had leftover sugarcane that we bought for Pongal festival so thought to make this juice.First I was doubtful whether mixie would grind sugarcane as its too hard but my mother suggested to cube into small pieces and then grind, yes it worked.

It is really tough to peel the skin and cube it,but think of the end product you will not feel the pain ;) I always remember the saying Karumbu thina kooliya(Do u want get paid for eating sugarcane?!)whenever I see karumbu :)

I made this juice today morning and enjoyed it after breakfast, it was so refreshing and cool! Thinking of ways to use leftover sugarcane, make this juice and enjoy!!

Sugarcane Juice Recipe

Sugarcane Juice Recipe Recipe

Preparation Time:15 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Juice | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Sugarcane - 2 cups cubed
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Lemon - 1/2
Water - 1/8 to 1/4 cup
Salt - a tiny pinch(optional)


  1. Peel off the hard sugarcane outer skin, then chop into small cubes.Transfer to a mixer along with ginger.I did this in batches as I used my small mixer jar.
    How to make Sugarcane Juice Recipe - Step1
  2. Add little water and grind it.Now drain the sugarcane extract in a strainer.How to make Sugarcane Juice Recipe - Step2
  3. Squeeze it with your hands or press using a spoon.Keep a bowl underneath to hold the juice.Repeat this again if you feel the extract is juicy then grind again and discard.Then proceed grinding with next batch.
    How to make Sugarcane Juice Recipe - Step2
  4. Collect the juice, and then finally strain again so that the small pieces of sugarcane is also strained.Now squeeze half lemon,add salt to the sugarcane juice.Mix well and serve.
    How to make Sugarcane Juice Recipe - Step2
Serve chilled and immediately.
Sugarcane Juice Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can even add ice cubes to it while serving or add it while grinding sipping water.
  • Adding salt is optional but gives a nice punch to the juice.
  • I squeezed it using my hands so that the juice is completely extracted.You can use a spoon too.
Sugarcane Juice Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Simple, delicious, and so nutritious.
    feels so refreshing!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I had the same doubt sharmi, whether mixie will grind sugarcane..THanks for sharing this..will try it tomorrow itself

  3. wow! looks so refreshing so tempting clicks

  4. So wondered to know that you are tasting sugarcane juice for the first time! It is soo healthy & tasty. Do taste all flavors at Dr.Karumbu outlets. Amazing clicks.. I love the bubbly font!

  5. Wow!thank you so much.I have sugar cane which i bought for pongal.i dont eat it as it hurts my teeth and gums.Just yesterday i was discussing with my hubby that we have to throw it out.i never knew that sugar cane juice can be made at home.It won't stick with the mixie blade��??

    1. Just cut them into small cubes then grind it then no harm

  6. All time fav any time! It is super healthy too...i was asked to have this juice when hit by jaundice. I used to stand in q at canola in Bangalore...and always chose the ginger flavour... Its super good and cost just 10 bucks! Lovely pictures ...adored the green silky cloth...and so much of hard work...i really appreciate ...thank you so much for sharing tips...

  7. I am a big fan of sugar cane juice.never knew this can be made at home.whether this will cause any harm to the sharpness of the blade


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