I recently joined a new organization and as part of the weekly call, we have a fun thing going on – Question of the Week. It is basically a fun part to break the work monotony. Since this is my first week and I have already told everyone about my food passion 🙂 the question was based on food –
What is your favorite soup?
I immediately wanted to say my mom’s tomato soup – with cumin, bay leaf, cinnamon and all Indian spices 🙂 but hey, then I suddenly remembered how when we were kids, I and my sister Shilpa, used to make a cold cucumber soup. Since it was cold, it was best to make it on a summer afternoon or a hot night :). I shared the recipe and everyone loved it. So here is the most simplest recipe:
Yogurt or Buttermilk 1 cup
Salt and Pepper to taste
Coriander for garnishing
- In a blender, blend diced cucumber and garlic. You can leave it a bit chunky if you like the soup that way.
- Add yogurt, salt and pepper and blend again to give it a soupy consistency. You may add buttermilk to make it more liquidy.
- Place in a soup bowl with coriander sprigs on top and voila! there’s our soup ready 🙂
Tip: You may also add mint sprigs while blending the cucumber to make it more summery and refreshing 🙂
Enjoy this cold soup with freshly baked garlic bread 🙂
Let me know how it turned up 🙂