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Summer coolers: Papaya Shake, Kharbooja Special

April 16, 2010 16:18 IST

We invited Get Ahead readers to share their summer recipes with us -- light, easy to digest preparations that have a cooling effect in the sweltering heat. As part of an ongoing series, we present two cool summer drinks from readers.

First up is a recipe for what Shilpa Acharya calls the Kharbooja Special:

Cuisine: South Indian

Type: Vegetarian

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 kharbooja (honeydew melon)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk (boiled and cooled)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • Sugar to taste
  • A few raisins
  • A few chopped cashews
  • A few chopped almonds (optional)

Preparation:

  • Cut the kharbooja and remove the seeds. Mash the pulp by hand and place in a bowl.
  • Add the milk, ghee and honey and mix well. Now add raisins, cashews and almonds. Add sugar according to taste. It is really cool and healthy to have.

And next we have Sakshi Aggarwal's Papaya Shake preparation:

Cuisine: South Indian

Type: Rajasthani

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup papaya
  • A few mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tsps honey

Preparation:

  • Mix all the ingredients and blend properly.
  • Refrigerate for some time. Serve cool.

Do you want to share your summer recipes with us? Simply click here and fill in the form on the page that opens up.