Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Beat The Heat with CUCUMBER CHAAS/ Cucumber Cooler


I love cucumber, i love chaas, and it gives a ' what an idea sirjee ' effect when i can have a combination of the two. This is one amazing chatakdaar drink you would make pretty often once you have tried it if you are a chaas fan.




Chaas or buttermilk or 'mor' whatever you call it, iam sure many of you would be a fan of this drink which is like a life saver in the summers. And when i saw Sailus post on her article being published at Marie Claire, wow, this lady is something, you have to have a look at those 6 coolers, each onw is a sure hit, and the pics, the setting for each pic is so creative and beautiful, you just cannot take your eye off that. I have tried almost each one of them, a few being common in southi indian households, but this one was new to me and a mega hit with me and Garg, we even prepared this one for our favorite uncle when he visited us :)



Ingredients:1 large tender cucumber, skinned and cut into small peices
½ lt cold buttermilk (i used amul chaas and a little nestle yogurth)
1 inch cube ginger grated
1 pinch black pepper powder
1/2 tsp roasted jeera powder
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1/2 tsp chat masala
1 pinch black salt(optional)
few ice cubes


Method:1. Whip the above ingredients well till the cucumber is crushed well.
2. Serve in glassed topped with ice cubes and coriander leaves.
Sailu suggests using some curry leaves for garnishing as it enhances the flavor, i didnt coz i didnt have it then.



Off this goes to Siri deary for her Yogurt event


Hope you have plans to vote for you favorite in Open Sesame 2, can have a look at my Tomato Shorba, The last date is 5th July. Register with Dining Hall if you haven't yet.


Recipes Flash:All you baniya people, the yummy baniyon wala aloo there for you by the Pukka baniyani DelhiBelle:), see i did a ailaan.
How many of you wanted to try eggplant with pasta or spaghetti, well i did, and divya has one spaghetti with eggplant to offer.
Bhags made my fav fav fav Dal Palak and has a very interesting post to which most of us can relate to.

27 comments:

  1. Hey swati this looks great! i hv a cucumber in my pantry will gona try this

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  2. looks so refreshing ! sahi chhaanta hai!

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  3. cool cool! chaas is good to beat the heat!

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  4. yummy... like cucumber pachadi in a glass

    http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/07/vellarikkai-pachadi-cucumber-in-curd.html

    I have to try this :-)

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  5. nic entry. i have a similar one in my blog..

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  6. swati kutty..that glass looks yummy!..

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  7. Looks so refreshing...I have cucumber in my fridge will try this.......

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  8. Very refreshing it looks..
    I read the article in Marie Claire..Her photography was amazing...

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  9. Majjige as we call it, looks yum and a great thirst quencher. Good one Swati!:))

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  10. Nice entry Swati. I am sure taste wud be wonderful.

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  11. This is a new one!Hats off to you. Hope u got a hug from my blog ;-)

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  12. A great way to stay cool during torrid weather (something we're experiencing here!).

    And the no-bake squares look fabulous! Together with the Chaas, it makes a great snack/dessert :)

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  13. Oh swati that looks super cool,Lovely one with so soothing colour.

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  14. thatsa cool drink swathi...and an awesome presentation...loved it

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  15. hey thats looks cool and refreshing..the color itself is cooling me down! awesome!

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  16. Thats one cool and refreshing drink Swati!!!

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  17. Lovely and cooling drink.. Adding cucumber is a brilliant.. Tusi great ho !!

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  18. There's something for you girl on my blog!!

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  19. Looks so cool and love it Dear!

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  20. Perfect for the summer.

    Have an award for you on my blag. http://medhaa.blogspot.com/2008/07/mangalore-bajji.html

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  21. refreshing drink swati.

    Check out my blog...something is waiting here!

    http://teluguruchi.blogspot.com/2008/07/eggplant-chutney.html

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  22. That looks so refreshing! And not a sweet one either. Good change from all the smoothies n stuff.

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  23. Wow, I bet this tastes amazing on a hot day!

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  24. The coooler looks great Swati..Glad u liked my pasta with eggplant..

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  25. Made this today..have a dekho...
    http://veggiefoodist.blogspot.com/2008/07/cucumber-cooler-and-cardamom-scented.html

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