Saturday, 21 March 2015

Minty Cucumber Cooler ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )

Very few of you might have considered making a drink using cucumber! i’ve prepared this perfect invigorating drink along with low fat curds delicately flavoured with mint, making this an ideal accompaniment for moong dal dhoklas, page. . . Cucumber and low fat curds blend perfectly to create a low fat cooler.

·         Preparation Time: 10 mins
·         Cooking Time: 5 mins
·         Makes 4 glasses

·         3 cups chopped cucumber
·         1 1/2 cups low-fat curds
·         salt to taste
·         a few mint leaves (phudina)
·         a dash of chopped green chillies (optional)
·         1/2 cup crushed ice

For The Garnish
4 tbsp finely
chopped cucumber

·         Combine the cucumber along with ½ cup of water in a deep pan and cook on a medium flame till it turns soft (approx. 4 to 5 minutes). Keep aside to cool.
·         Blend in a mixer till smooth.
·         Add the curds and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
·         Combine the mint leaves and green chillies and pound using a mortar-pestle and add it to the mixture.

·         Place some crushed ice in 4 individual glasses and pour equal quantity of the juice over it. Serve immediately garnished with cucumber.

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