Java plum lemonade/ Nerale hannu Juice/ Jamun lemon fresh juice

Java plum/ Nerale hannu/ Jamun fruit one of healthy wild exotic fruits. These fruits are available only for a short period of time during season (June-July), & can’t keep them for long after harvest too.

These fruits are nutritionally rich and having numerous health benefits. Some of the uses are:

  • They bring down blood sugar level. Tree bark & leaves are considered effective in diabetic patients. Recommended to consume in moderation.
  • Improves haemoglobin
  • Good for skin health
  • Believed to be good for gut health
  • Improves immunity

When a fruit is healthy, tasty and you have them in your own backyard, nothing like it! As we are having a good harvest this season from a tree in our garden, I tried couple of dishes too after eating & sharing them! Juice / lemonade and tea cake made of these fruits were big hit at home.

Today I am sharing the recipe of healthy drink/ fresh juice made of nerale hannu. You can make this with or without soda, both are delicious.


Java plum lemonade

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


Ripe Jamun fruits/ nearle hannu – 10-12

Sugar – 6 tsp, adjust as you need

Salt – a pinch

Water – 3.5 glasses, if not using soda (1 .5 glasses if using soda)

Lemon Juice – 2 tsp /of half a lemon



  • Wash java plum/ jamun fruits in clean running water.
  • Get all the fruit pulp using a knife or with fingers. Remove and discard (plant themJ) the seeds.
  • Now take fruit pulp, sugar, salt, lemon juice and 1 glass of water in mixie jar (Juicer). Blend well to get the puree.

  • Run through a sieve/ juice strainer. Add little water if required to extract the juice maximum.
  • Pour this juice concentrate into 4 serving glasses. Add ice cubes (optional), plain soda/ water to fill the glass
  • Now, the attractive juice is ready to serve. It is recommended to consume immediately for fresh & better taste.
Nerale hannu Juice


  • If you like pulpy juice, you need not strain the juice, serve as it is after diluting.
  • If serving filtered juice, you can use the pulp/ puree in baking. Don’t waste that goodness.
  • Soda is optional.
  • Optionally, you can add ginger juice (of  ½ inch) and mint leaves (2 tsp).

Jamun lemon fresh juice