To make bitter gourd juice, cut the bitter gourd into pieces, and soak the pieces in water with salt and turmeric powder. Grind the pieces in a blender. Add flavors, and drink.
- Pick out a bitter gourd
Bitter gourds, also known as bitter melons, resemble a cucumber with rough, pockmarked skin. The gourd has a bitter flavor that is similar to cilantro. Choose unripe bitter melons that are firm. Ripe bitter gourds can be excessively bitter. The smaller variety is more bitter than the larger one. Avoid bitter gourds that have turned orange or have soft spots.
- Soak the gourd
Wash the gourd thoroughly, and cut it into pieces. Soak the pieces in water with a pinch of salt and turmeric for 15 minutes. Soaking the pieces in water reduces the bitter flavor.
- Grind in a blender
Remove the pieces of bitter melon from the water, and grind them up in a blender. Use enough water to keep the pulp moving around in the blender.
- Add flavoring
Because bitter gourd is so bitter, it is considered an acquired taste. To make bitter gourd juice more palatable, add honey, carrot juice, apple juice, lemon juice, mint leaves, watermelon or other flavors to make it taste better. Do not consume more than two ounces of bitter gourd a day.