Friday, May 25, 2012

Sweet lime Juice- two ways of making it



Sweet lime juice or the Mosambi juice. There was a time when this drink was my staple. These were the times when I had just started my career. I used to commute to the office by bus and there was a juice joint very close to the bus stand. On my return, I would head straight to this stall and ask for sweet lime juice. Having sweet lime juice every day had become a ritual. The moment I was through with drinking the juice, I would feel energized again. This drink never failed to give me that much needed relief from the fatigue and tiredness after that long day's work. Guess it was all the vitamin C or maybe it was all the sugar that this guy used to add. Whatever the reason, this drink left me refreshed. 

All though I love this drink sweet, there are times when I like this drink spicy as well. It was S who taught me to make this drink the spicy way way. Adding salt, pepper and mint gives a fresh taste to this drink. Hence I am giving out both the recipes. Try making this juice both ways and let me know which one you like better. :)

There is also something that I would like share with you all. As you all know, Aparna of My diverse kitchen has started a food photography exercise. Which I feel is a fantastic Idea. I have decided to join in to hon my photography skills. If this interests you, then you can find all the details here


This month's exercise was to shoot the subject with different aperture modes. So I shot this citrus juicer along with sweet limes in two different apertures. The photograph on the left was shot at F/2, shutterspeed- 100, ISO- 1/100. The 2nd photograph was shot at F- 5.6, shutter speed- 1/15 amd ISO- 100. I have shot these photographs near a huge window and I have used a white board to reflect the light.


Sweet lime Juice recipe
Preparation time: 10min 
Serves- 4

For the Sweet version:
Ingredients:
Sweet limes - 2, halved
Sugar- 1-2 tbsp or to taste
Water- 3/4 cup

Method:

  • Extract the juice from the sweet limes using a citrus juicer.
  • Add the sugar and water. Mix well and serve

For the spicy version:
Ingredients:
Sweet lime- 2, halved
Salt- To taste
Pepper- 1/4tsp, powdered
Mint leaves- few, chopped
Water- 3/4 cup

Method:
  • Extract the juice from the lime juice using a citrus juicer.
  • Add the salt and pepper and the chopped mint leaves and serve.


10 comments :

  1. Sounds very interesting and wonderful photo exercises, simply loving ur both versions.. Super refreshing juice.

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  2. The spicy version sounds interesting! Great photos and perfect drink!

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  3. I personally love the spicy version. good going with your photography exercise.
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  4. Wow..spice n sour together,lovely flavors!!

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  5. Thanks for you recent visit to my blog. What a pleasant surprise to find one of my favourite summer drinks. I've been making it almost daily. Love your idea of adding the mint. Instead of sugar,I have started using agave nectar,which apparently is much healthier. Have a lovely week-end.

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  6. Wow it too used to have it during my college days... Just love it.... Never heard of the spice version..... Thanks for sharing

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  7. Thanks for joining us this month. This is one of favourite summer drinks too.
    I like the last two photographs, especially the touch of the salt and pepper in tha last one. The mint being uside down in the juice catches my eye. The photograph could be a bit sharper as it seems slightly out of focus on my screen.

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  8. I'm a fan of Musambi juice too. :) I usually order it without sugar or ice when I go to any of the Ganesh Juice Stalls. It's so delicious just plain by itself.

    I also like the spicy version. We normally add chilli powder, black salt and a dash of lime jiuce. Your mint and pepper version sounds extremely refreshing and delicious! I'll be trying it soon. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. spicy version looks interesting...lov d click!..
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  10. Hi Nandita! Wow this looks so delicious and refreshing! I am not sure if I've tried "sweet" lime before. Probably not? I like citrus flavor a lot and this sounds wonderful!!

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