Summer is all about cool drinks. From bubbles to lemonades, everyone brings out their A game to create their own versions of the best thirst-quenching, throat soothing, ice crackling jugs of flavour. Summer is also about outdoor activities, public spaces, and germs. Lots of germs. So for this recipe, I decided to fuse the ever popular Indian Nimbu Pani (sweet & salty lemonade) with a touch of health. After all, what could be better than having your lemonade and drinking health too ;)Read More
"I know I know, summer is over, but can't we celebrate anyway?
Slurp, crunch, savor, the red we love all May...
Spiced like the streets, on a scorching Indian afternoon
It's like those childhood treats, during holidays in June
July has come & gone, and Autumn is taking over the sun
So we'll hold on to the warmth, in this little glass of yum.."
1/2 watermelon, cut into cubes or rounds (using a melon baller)
2 large cucumbers, de-seeded, peeled and cut into 1inch pieces
Juice from 1 lemon
Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped (the more the better!)
12-15 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon black/rock salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika or chili powder
1/4 teaspoon dry mango powder
1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
Salt to taste
Mix the watermelon, cucumber, coriander & mint and chill for 30 mins. When ready to serve, toss with lemon juice and spices. Eat fresh. A quick, simple, super healthy spiced fruit salad that will change the way you see watermelon!