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.


Cucumber, large                  1

Curd / yougurt                      3/4 cup

Spring onions                      2 tbsp

Garlic                                      2 cloves

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt & pepper


  • 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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