Showing posts with label Lemon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lemon. Show all posts

June 26, 2015

Litchi lemonade recipe - How to make lychee limbu sharbat

lychee lemonade in a serving glass
Litchi lemonade recipe - Litchi lemonade is a refreshing drink made with litchi, lemon juice and sugar. When litchis are in season I make it quite often. Try out this lemonade to treat your family and friends. Now to the recipe.

Litchi Lemonade 

Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 0 mins
Total time : 10 mins
Recipe type : Drinks-Beverages
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients 
  • 10 litchis
  • 1 large lemon
  • 2 glasses chilled drinking water
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cardamoms / elaichi, powdered

Method
  1. Wash and peel the litchis. Remove the seeds and separate the litchi flesh.
  2. Put the litchi flesh in a mixer jar. Add 1/4 cup of drinking water and blend it to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  3. Put the sugar and salt in a large bowl. Squeeze the lime in it. Mix well with a spoon. 
  4. Pour chilled drinking water and mix well till the sugar dissolves. Add the litchi paste and cardamom powder. Mix well. Serve the litchi lemonade chilled.

lychee lemonade

June 10, 2013

Lemon ginger squash Recipe - Lemonade recipe - How to make lemon ginger squash

lemonade or sharbat in a serving glass
Lemon ginger squash recipe - This is an easy recipe of lemon ginger squash and lemonade. I had few lemons and ginger in my refrigerator. They were drying. So I used them to make squash. Sharbat can be made quickly if such squash is stored in the refrigerator.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Yield - 4 cups squash

Ingredients
  • 1 cup ginger, peeled
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar

Method
  1. Wash the ginger, peel and chop it. Put it in a mixer jar and add 2 cups of water. blend it coarsely. 
  2. Strain and transfer the ginger water to a heavy bottom vessel, add sugar and stir to mix.
  3. Bring the above prepared mixture to boil. Further, simmer until 1 string syrup is formed  
  4. Take a drop of  ginger and sugar syrup between thumb and index finger and stretch it. If  a string is formed, 1 string syrup is ready. Then remove from the flame and cool it.
  5. Cut the lemon into two halves and squeeze the lemon juice. Add this lemon juice  to the ginger sugar syrup. Mix well and store in a bottle. Keep this bottle in the refrigerator.
  6. While making sharbat, take 1/4  glass of lemon ginger squash and fill the 3/4 part of the glass with chilled water. Mix well with a spoon and serve the lemon ginger sharbat immediately.

Lemon ginger squash - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the ginger, peel and chop it. Put it in a mixer jar and add 2 cups of water. blend it coarsely. 
grind the ginger to a coarse paste

2.  Strain and transfer the ginger water to a heavy bottom vessel, add sugar and stir to mix.
put the ginger water to a vessel


3.  Bring the above prepared mixture to boil. Further, simmer until 1 string syrup is formed. Then remove from the flame and cool it.

add the sugar and bring it to boil

4.  Cut the lemon into two halves and squeeze the lemon juice. 
squeeze the lime in a bowl


5.  Add this lemon juice  to the ginger sugar syrup. Mix well and store in a bottle. Keep this bottle in the refrigerator.

add to the simmered ginger sugar syrup

6.  While making sharbat, take 1/4  glass of lemon ginger squash and fill the 3/4 part of the glass with chilled water. 

7.  Mix well with a spoon and serve the lemon ginger sharbat immediately.

make lemonade with ginger lemon squash

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