Watermelon Aguas Frescas

BM# 100: Week 3, Day 2
Theme : Let’s have a toast!

Summer means watermelons and mangoes in India. Drinking Watermelon juice is very common to help cool the body down. It’s a straightforward no fuss recipe of blending watermelon with sugar.

Now coming to the recipe here, it’s the Mexican version of watermelon juice. Agua means water and fresco means cool in Spanish. Agua frescas means cool water and are not limited to just watermelons. It can made with a whole bunch of fruits and sometimes even cereals. Water and fruits are blended with sugar or sweetener of your choice and served with ice. I have seen some interesting recipes like tamarind agua Fresca and cinnamon rice water. You can read more about it here.

Read on for the recipe and prepare it this summer please :-)!

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or per taste
  • Ice cubes

Method:

  1. Blend the fruit with 2 cups water and sugar.
  2. Pour it into a pitcher and add the remaining 2 cups of water. Taste test and add more sugar if needed.
  3. Serve immediately with ice cubes.

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Watermelon Juice

My parents have named me ‘Rajani’. They named me after the goddess Durga, but a more common meaning of my name is night/darkness.  And funny how things turn out to be, I live upto my name!

Try as I might, I cannot sleep early. I sleep well past midnight, and try as I might, I am not able to get rid of the habit.

I am at my in laws place now, where they sleep at decent hours like normal people. Once everyone sleeps off, I sneak out to the living room and sit there wondering what to do next. The computer is in the bedroom, so I can’t access it and the only alternative is television.

My faith in television has been long lost. Its only tragic incidents in the news channels, drama in the Hindi channels and advertisements in the rest.

Its nights like these, that makes me realize how much I am dependent on the internet. Its my main form of information and entertainment. I can’t imagine a day without internet! No wonder its now counted among the basic necessities along with food, water, clothes and shelter.

Like I cannot imagine a life without the internet, I cannot imagine summer without mangoes and watermelons. Both these fruits have started making an appearance in the market now.  Here is a simple watermelon juice, made with sweet water melon.

Ingredients:

  • Watermelon  Cubes            :   1 cup, roughly chopped
  • Water                                        :    1/2 cup
  •  Lemon juice                           :    1 tbsp
  • Sugar                                         :     1-2 tsp

Method:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together till the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Serve chilled.
  3. You can try adding kala namak (black salt) and a pinch of pepper for a different take.

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