• Foodshaala

Recipe: Cucumber Lime Chiller

Updated: May 22, 2021

Looking for a refreshing drink this summer, but want to escape the sugar-loaded beverages? Try this Cucumber Lime Chiller to cool yourself this summer while enjoying Indian flavours. It's a kid-friendly recipe, so do make sure to involve your kids.


Ingredients:

  • 1 large or 2 small cucumbers diced to medium size chunks

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 3/4 tsp black salt

  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala

  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin (jeera) powder

  • 3-4 tsp honey or brown sugar

  • 7-8 mint leaves

  • 3-4 ice cubes

For assembling:

  • 2-3 cucumber pieces

  • 5-6 ice cubes

  • 2-3 lemon slices

  • 4-5 mint leaves

  • 50-60 ml club soda

  • A cucumber piece in any preferred shape

Serving: 1


Method:

  1. Take a mixer jar. Add cucumber pieces, lemon juice, mint leaves, honey/powdered sugar, black salt, chaat masala, jeera powder and ice cubes.

  2. Grind everything together to a smooth drink.

  3. Strain this mixture through a strainer and keep this juice aside.

Assembly:

  1. Take a glass and add ice cubes, cucumber pieces, lemon slices and mint leaves.

  2. Now add cucumber juice up to 2/3 capacity of the glass.

  3. Now add club soda to the remaining 1/3 space in the glass.

  4. Decorate the glass with a lemon slice and cucumber piece.

Your Cucumber Lime Chiller is ready!


Know Your Ingredients:


Cucumber

Cucumbers are made up of around 96% water, making them a great hydrating food for summers. Cucumbers are low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium and potassium. They are also rich in antioxidants. Cucumbers are good for weight loss and can be used a low-calories substitute for other ingredients in salads, sandwiches, dips and other dishes.


Mint

Mint not only add flavour to your food, but also makes it more healthy. Mint is a good source of vitamin A and antioxidants. Mint can also aid digestion, boost immune system and improve brain function. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties also make it effective in treating acne.


Lemon

Lemons are a great source of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity. The vitamin C and citric acid in lemons also support absorption of iron from food. Lemons may also aid weight loss, support digestion and reduce risk of heart disease, kidney stones and cancer. Heating lemon juice can cause loss of vitamin C, so it is best to consume it at warm or room temperature.

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