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Cucumber Fruit Sharbat

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As my friend was to Trichy, he got me this (Cucumber Fruit/Vellaripazham/Puttupazham) fruit. I couldn’t take the full picture of this cucumber fruit as it was bursted. Being a food blogger and a recipe developer, nowadays my friends use to get something may be a special or something new and fully related to the food and suggest me to develop a recipe, it may be from their hometown or happens even there are on touring. When they have completely a different food with unique taste, they collect the details of the food and keep me updated about those food and suggest to create depending on it. Having people who support us in my each and every move may be a passion or profession is like a boon – Feeling Blessed.

Cucumber Fruit commonly known as Vellari pazham or Puttu pazham. These fruits one of the seasonal fruits, you get to see these fruits in every nook and corner streets of Tamil Nadu. During my childhood, my mom use to get this fruit, peel of the skin and sprinkle sugar over the fruit and leave it as such for some 30 mins, after that we get to eat these fruits. It would be heavenly, not only in taste but also its very healthy and a best coolant for summer.

A perfect coolant for this summer, give a try or you need to wait until next summer. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other summer recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2016/04/07/summer-recipes-chill-chill-cool-cool/

Preparing Time – 20 mins

Yields – 3 to 4 person

1 Cup – 160 ml (regular rice cooker cup)

Cucumber Fruit Sharbhat

Cucumber Fruit Sharbhat

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber Fruit – 3 cup
  • Nannari Syrup – 4 tsp
  • Salt – a pinch

Preparation:

  • Peel the skin of cucumber and keep the cucumber in a wide mouth bowl.
  • Roughly mash the cucumber with a fork.
  • Pour in the nannari syrup and sprinkle a pinch of salt, give a stir, and let it rest for 10 mins.

Serve immediately.

 

Nannari Milk / Nannari Paal

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Nannari syrup is extracted from the roots of Sarasaparilla herb. Sarasaparilla is a medicinal plant that has roots with therapeutic properties. The centre portion of the root is removed and the outer part of the roots are boiled in water and sugar for nannari extract. Nannari extract is also known as naruneendi. It is a popular summer beverage in India.

Health benefits: It is a wonderful coolant. It also works as an excellent blood purifier and diuretic. It is good for people with urinary problem, skin problems, stomach heat problems, as a refreshment in summer times, also help dysentery due to bowel heat.

I have shared few nannari syrup recipe, do check out those recipes by clicking on the name: Fruit Salad, Orange Lemon Mocktail, Lemon Juice, Nungu Crumble/ Crumbled Ice-Apple and Palarasam (fruit medley).

Let us move on to the recipe…

Nannari Milk / Nannari Paal

Nannari Milk / Nannari Paal

Ingredients:

  • Nannari syrup – 3 tbsp
  • Milk – a tall glass

Preparation:

  • Boil the milk, bring it to room temperature.
  • Stir in 3 tbsp of nannari syrup with boiled milk.
  • Refrigerate and serve.

Served chilled or at room temperature.

 

 

Orange Lemon Mocktail

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Next comes another juice recipe (mocktail) with orange, lemon, mint leaves and nannari syrup. Good for summer, a refreshing juice recipe with attractive colors, kids love this. Let us move on to the recipe…

Orange Lemon Mocktail

Orange Lemon Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Orange Juice – 6 tbsp
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – 3 tbsp
  • Mint leaves – a handful
  • Nannari syrup or Sugar syrup – as required
  • Salt – ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Boil water in a small pot, remove from the fire, add in the mint leaves, and cover with the lid. Let it infuse for 10 mins, strain the mint water, bring to room temperature and refrigerate it.
  • Add in small size or small pieces of mint leaves and tiny orange zest with water, pour it to the ice tray and allow it to freeze.
  • Mix nannari syrup with required amount of water and pour it to the ice tray and freeze it, it would take time.
  • When all these process are done, in a glass, pour in 2 tbsp of orange juice, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, a pinch of salt along with little water and give a stir.
  • Before serving drop in the frozen nannari cubes and the mint leaves cubes.

Serve with a stirrer.

Note: When you use sugar syrup, you can add a pinch of yellow food colour to the sugar syrup and then freeze it.