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Cold Cucumber Soup for a Refreshing Summer Brunch

Cold Cucumber Soup

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:

Cucumber Soup

Ingredients:

Cucumbers                              2

Garlic                                         2

Yogurt or Buttermilk          1 cup

Salt and Pepper to taste

Coriander for garnishing

Procedure:

  1. In a blender, blend diced cucumber and garlic. You can leave it a bit chunky if you like the soup that way.
  2. Add yogurt, salt and pepper and blend again to give it a soupy consistency. You may add buttermilk to make it more liquidy.
  3. 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 🙂

 

 

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