Tuesday, July 29, 2008

SWEET AND SOUR WATER MELON JUICE

Each time I cut through a watermelon, the anticipation kills me. will it be nice and red? will it have lots of seeds? will it be sweet? Most of the time, I get good results.

I feel there is no other fruit in summer that actually can quench your thirst other than watermelon. with ninety eight percent water, why do we need artificial flavoured waters when we have one that is so abundantly available in summers.
have it all by itself with a little rock salt sprinkled on it, make a juice out of it, make a salad. make Popsicles out of it for kids. the options are endless.
I made this watermelon juice the other day. Gave it an Indian twist. With jaljeera powder and lime juice. trust me it was cooling in the afternoon and the mint simply made it refreshing. the best part is you can make it way in advance and chill it.

I am sending this in for the WFY-Juices and Ice Cream event hosted by easy craft of simple Indian food.

You will need
  • watermelon- 1 small
  • lemon juice- 1/2 cup
  • sugar- to taste.
  • mint leaves- 4-5
  • rock salt or kala namak- 1 tsp
  • jaljeera powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • roasted cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  • water- approximately a glass


You have to
  1. in a blender, first blend the watermelon .
  2. strain it through a strainer. add little water if required.
  3. now add all the ingredients along with the strained watermelon juice to the blender and pulse it for a few seconds.
  4. check for the taste. you should be able to taste the sweet and the sour taste. if not, adjust the taste by adding the required ingredients.
  5. pour it out in glasses or into a jug. chill it.
  6. serve chilled on a hot afternoon.

enjoy

6 comments:

Sunshinemom said...

I have never made it this way and love the idea. Will do this for sure next time!

Cham said...

The juice is totally different and sounds tasty :)

notyet100 said...

NICE VARIATION TO THE USUAL JUICE,..MUST HAVE TASTED GREAT,..NICE ONE FOR THE EVENT..:-)

easycrafts said...

Healthy drink...thanks for sending it to the event

Sireesha said...

The juice is unique and sounds refreshing and healthy....

Dhivya said...

perfect for summer...