Monday, 12 January 2015

469. cucumber coriander chaas

Good Holiday

      Our trip to Dubai in December was a fun, relaxing and an enjoyable experience. Meeting up with family is always a happy affair but leaving them equally sad. We got to spend a lot of time with my daughter in law's parents and her brother. My son and daughter in law would meet us in the evenings on the days they had to work. It was my hubby's first trip to Dubai. He was amazed at the number of lanes on the highway, the cleanliness, security and the parks. What baffled us was how green the parks were. What struck me was that the rest of the world is cutting down its trees mindlessly and here people are making an effort to grow trees in a desert. Lovely sunsets, walking at the Beach, The Walk, the malls, the souks, all a wonderful experience. I loved the Ibn Battuta mall, visited the Atlantis, and the fountain show made my day as it played the song  Dhoom Tana. Bollywood song in Dubai... enjoyed it thoroughly. Different cuisines to try out, some days we cooked a light meal in our hotel apartment. Even the small supermarket near the hotel was well stocked. Ladurée macarons in Dubai and Iraqi tea in Dubai. Delicious Arabian desserts, Indian meals, Lebanese meals, mega size pizzas, Starbucks hot chocolate, haagen dazs ice cream, the list is endless. Where can you get all this in one place? Dubai it is. However, must say I still prefer the Dubai Mall aquarium. 



Share your thoughts:
 When on holiday do you prefer shopping or sight seeing?

     Coming to today's recipe, its a simple but very healthy, nutritious and cooling drink... cucumber coriander chaas or lassi. Coriander, cucumber and yogurt are all very cooling. I make chaas every day but make this particular one at least twice or thrice a week. 


updated 19/02/2016





CUCUMBER CORIANDER CHAAS
2 Servings

½ cup chopped cucumber
¼ cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1 cup yogurt
¼-½ green chilli
¼ tsp salt
½ cup water


  1. Put the cucumber, chilli, coriander and water in a liquidizer and process till the mixture is smooth.
  2. Add salt and yogurt and process the mixture for a brief period.
  3. Serve with ice cubes or keep in the fridge till required.
Tips:
  • I did not peel the cucumber as the skin was thin.
  • Adjust the amount of chilli according to your taste.
  • Add cumin powder if you like.
You may want to check out the following :
coriander garlic chaas
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5 comments:

  1. Wow sounds like a wonderful holiday. The chas looks delicious, like a skinny cucumber raita almost.

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  2. Such a refreshing chaas, perfect for the weather here now.. I like sight seeing more but yeah bit of shopping also is fun!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this simple and humble drink anytime...seems you had a wonderful vacation, nice pictures :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I can have this anytime. Love yogurt. Thanks for linking.

    ReplyDelete

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Monday, 12 January 2015

469. cucumber coriander chaas

Good Holiday

      Our trip to Dubai in December was a fun, relaxing and an enjoyable experience. Meeting up with family is always a happy affair but leaving them equally sad. We got to spend a lot of time with my daughter in law's parents and her brother. My son and daughter in law would meet us in the evenings on the days they had to work. It was my hubby's first trip to Dubai. He was amazed at the number of lanes on the highway, the cleanliness, security and the parks. What baffled us was how green the parks were. What struck me was that the rest of the world is cutting down its trees mindlessly and here people are making an effort to grow trees in a desert. Lovely sunsets, walking at the Beach, The Walk, the malls, the souks, all a wonderful experience. I loved the Ibn Battuta mall, visited the Atlantis, and the fountain show made my day as it played the song  Dhoom Tana. Bollywood song in Dubai... enjoyed it thoroughly. Different cuisines to try out, some days we cooked a light meal in our hotel apartment. Even the small supermarket near the hotel was well stocked. Ladurée macarons in Dubai and Iraqi tea in Dubai. Delicious Arabian desserts, Indian meals, Lebanese meals, mega size pizzas, Starbucks hot chocolate, haagen dazs ice cream, the list is endless. Where can you get all this in one place? Dubai it is. However, must say I still prefer the Dubai Mall aquarium. 



Share your thoughts:
 When on holiday do you prefer shopping or sight seeing?

     Coming to today's recipe, its a simple but very healthy, nutritious and cooling drink... cucumber coriander chaas or lassi. Coriander, cucumber and yogurt are all very cooling. I make chaas every day but make this particular one at least twice or thrice a week. 


updated 19/02/2016





CUCUMBER CORIANDER CHAAS
2 Servings

½ cup chopped cucumber
¼ cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1 cup yogurt
¼-½ green chilli
¼ tsp salt
½ cup water


  1. Put the cucumber, chilli, coriander and water in a liquidizer and process till the mixture is smooth.
  2. Add salt and yogurt and process the mixture for a brief period.
  3. Serve with ice cubes or keep in the fridge till required.
Tips:
  • I did not peel the cucumber as the skin was thin.
  • Adjust the amount of chilli according to your taste.
  • Add cumin powder if you like.
You may want to check out the following :
coriander garlic chaas
Sending this recipe to the following events :

DishItOut

Cooks Joy

   

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5 comments:

  1. Wow sounds like a wonderful holiday. The chas looks delicious, like a skinny cucumber raita almost.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a refreshing chaas, perfect for the weather here now.. I like sight seeing more but yeah bit of shopping also is fun!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this simple and humble drink anytime...seems you had a wonderful vacation, nice pictures :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I can have this anytime. Love yogurt. Thanks for linking.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are valuable to me.