Cucumber Soup

Does it ever happen to you that you want something out of context, something no one else would want in a particular situation? The exception is wanting to watch TV or play the day before exams. That everyone wants. But suddenly, I was hit with this craving for cold soup at this time of the year in Bangalore. The climate here is beautiful now with lovely breeze and a pleasant chill. You know, the kind when it is chilly but you don’t need a sweater? That amazing kind. It is also completely possible that I am exaggerating this because I have just returned after staying on the sun or Malaysia, as it is popularly known.

So here I was, enjoying my warm soups snuggling with my daughter and then one fine day i.e. yesterday I wanted or rather craved cold soup. Just like that. Luckily I had a cucumber and an old bookmarked recipe for the cold soup in hand and off I went to the kitchen. Needless to say, the melange of flavours in this soup is so amazing. There is yogurt and garlic and whoever thought of adding lemon to cucumber is a genius! So here goes –

Serves 2 ( or as you can see by the size of that cup, just me)

Recipe adapted from here.

WHAT WE NEED

Cucumber, large                  1

Curd / yougurt                      3/4 cup

Spring onions                      2 tbsp

Garlic                                      2 cloves

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt & pepper

WHAT TO DO

  • Peel the cucumber and dice into small pieces
  • Set aside few pieces for garnish
  • Add the cucumber pieces, yougurt, lemon juice and garlic cloves to a blender and blend until smooth
  • Add the spring onion, salt and pepper and blend again
  • Add more lemon juice if you like
  • Chill until ready to serve
  • Serve with a sprig of mint and the diced cucumber pieces
  • Enjoy!

 

This is my post for the September Mega Marathon under the theme – Soups.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome soup. Sowmya. I love it too.

  2. usha says:

    Haha, this is more of a summer soup, isn’t it? I was associating soup with cold weather and could not relate. I was wondering what you were talking about until I read the recipe. Looks excellent!

  3. That is so nice. I know that the combination of cucumber and yoghurt tastes good. Now all the other additions will surely make it extra yum..

  4. Cucumber soup looks refreshing and delicious.

  5. srividhya says:

    you need cold soups at times.. love this combo of yogurt and cucumber.

  6. Perfect for the weather and I must say it looks terribly inviting.

  7. Priya Suresh says:

    Excellent soup for summer, such a refreshing soup, seriously delicious.

  8. Cucumber soup is so refreshing for summer months. Looks lovely!

  9. Even I a garlic hater liked this soup and the girls too liked it. Looks great .

  10. Such a perfect soup using cucumber, Looks yummy!

  11. Kalyani says:

    yup ! like craving for ice creams in winter, I know the feeling 😀 – this soup is on my top 5 fav list 🙂 gazpacho rocks always 🙂

  12. Suma Gandlur says:

    A refreshing soup for sultry days. Or when cravings hit on cooler days. :))

  13. Pavani says:

    Such a refreshing and delicious cucumber soup.

  14. sounds interesting, almost sounds like a smoothie!! 🙂

  15. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Surely sounds interesting…I am a person who likes cold stuff in cold season..so I am fine with this..:)

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