Monday, April 3, 2017

Watermelon Lemonade: With Indian Twist

Some days just call for drinks.

Summer coolers.

Citrus sweet sips.

Saturday was that kind of day.

I don’t want to go on and on today so I am keeping things pretty simple.

I made us one of the best classic summer drinks and I put my own little spin on it… AND, I made it very healthier too!! YEAH!!

Watermelon Lemonade! When life gives you watermelon, make watermelon lemonade.
No extra sugar or honey, just watermelon juice, lemon juice, ice and some Indian chaat massala-oh yeah baby.

Wait, do not begin to scratch your heads yet, do not worry, you don’t need any fancy juicer for this recipe. A good old mixer/blender is just fine.

My own spin is use of chaat massala. A detailed post on chaat massala and the recipe is hereHonestly this is one easy peasy summer drink with just 4 ingridents-great for parties and get-togethers. Feel free to make this in advance; pop it up in your fridge and serve for later.

2 tall glasses

3 cups chopped watermelon
Lemon juice, adjust as per taste
1 teaspoon chaat massala+ 1 teaspoon for glass
1/2 cup ice

Put chopped watermelon in a blender. Pulse and blend till watermelon. Sieve the watermelon juice through a sieve.
Mix in lemon juice. The overall taste should be sweet and tangy. If the watermelon is very sweet then balance the quantity of lemon juice.
Finally mix in chaat massala.
Dip the rim of glass into water. Spread the remaining chaat massala on  flat plate. Dip the rim of glass in the chaat massala. The rim should be coated well with chaat massala.
Put ice in the glass. Pour in the watermelon juice and serve.

Chaat Massala is easily available in indian grocery stores.
For a fizzy drink mix in equal quantity of plain soda.

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