My mother has to prepare everything, me as a helper do few jobs like chopping, grating, mixing. Till my college end, we do not have fridge. So Mother will get a mud pot, and make sure every time i drink a cold water. also she mixes the water with juices /buttermilk. One of our favorite is buttermilk that too plain, yes just a hing and salt enough to enjoy the sip, next to that we like to take the vellari pazham i.e cucumber fruit. Have u heard it ? if so you knew what i am talking about, if not its is nothing cucumber in a fruit stage, and you need to remove the seeds and mash it with sugar and gulp. Which gives complete cool for your body during summer, Next to this we loved to take this Cucumber juice .
Here in chennai i do not get the variety of cucumber that i have tasted in my town, the one i tasted was very small and really tasty, here i get the long pale green color which i do not like but i have no other option so opting that when i need. The only problem is some times it has bitter taste, so caution should be taken before you grind or mixie. Do try this cooler, i am sure you feel so refreshing. Off to recipe
Preparation time : 5 – 10 minutes
servings – 3 medium glass
Cucumber – 1 cup finely chopped or grated. (reserve few for garnishing)
butter milk – 1 cup
salt – as required
cumin powder/ crushed cumin – 1 tsp + adjust according to the family requirement
ice cubes – to serve
Hing – a pinch
wash the cucumber, and cut the edges and finely chop or grate the cucumber, reserve few to garnish if u chopped the cucumber,
Add the chopped cucumber, buttermilk, hing and salt and grind it nicely, then strain the juice completely and add the cumin powder and mix well
While serving add the ice cubes and chopped cucumber , i am sure you feel refreshing.
- Adding coriander leaves is an optional
- The cucumber i used is i got it from kumbakonam, here in chennai u get the pale green variety caution should be take before you grind, because some times it gives the bitter taste.
- Also adjust the butter milk consistency and water according to the requirement.
- I used the crushed jeera, you can also add the powdered one.