Cold Cucumber Soup
by Tarla Dalal
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cold cucumber soup | Indian style cucumber soup | healthy low calorie cold cucumber soup is a quick soup with a chock full of nutrients. Learn how to make Indian style cucumber soup.
To make cold cucumber soup, combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth. Refrigerate for at least half an hour and serve chilled garnished with a few sprigs of parsley.
Have you tried a chilled soup? Yes, you heard it right. Cold soups are also thinkable with an advantage of having no cooking techniques involved. So they are quick to make like Indian style cucumber soup.
Water filled cucumber with protein rich curd and antioxidant rich parsley all combine together in healthy low calorie cold cucumber soup. These are key nutrients to add glow to your skin. Water helps hydrate the skin while protein helps in formation of new skin cells and maintenance as well. Antioxidants are substances which aid in getting rid of harmful free radicals which can otherwise lead to onset of early ageing.
What’s more? This cold cucumber soup with 82 calories, 1.9 g of protein and 2.4 g of fibre is a perfect satiating snack in between meals. The abundance of vitamin C from cucumber and parsley further helps to nourish the skin cells. Olive oil adds in MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) which protects the heart. This soup can be enjoyed by diabetics, heart patients and weight watchers too!
Tips for cold cucumber soup. 1. Parsley can be substituted with mint leaves as a variation. 2. Garlic can be avoided by Jains. 3. Avoid straining the soup as done in this recipe to retain most of the fibre, as it helps in maintaining digestive health. 4. You can make your choice between full fat curd and low fat curd.
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- To make cold cucumber soup, combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend till smooth.
- Refrigerate for at least half an hour and serve chilled garnished with a few sprigs of parsley.
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What is cold cucumber soup | Indian style cucumber soup | made off? cold cucumber soup is made from the following easily available Indian ingredients.
In a mixer put 2 cups chopped cucumber. With that high water content, cucumber act as a broom for our system to sweep out harmful toxins from our body. The sterols from cucumber aid in managing blood cholesterol levels well and is diabetic friendly. Low sodium and fair amounts of potassium will help to control blood pressure. Cucumber forms a healthy snack as it's alkaline and a great acidity snack reliever. So you can have it as a snack at work. Better to have it peeled to remove the effects of pesticides. See detailed benefits of cucumber.
Add 1/2 cup curds. Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice. Curd is one of the richest source of protein, calcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet.
Add 1/4 cup chopped parsley. If you don't want parsley, you can use spinach. Parsley is a fairly good source of calcium, which is definitely known to support bone strength. Adding parsley to you meals daily will help you build your red blood cells count and haemoglobin levels and overcome anaemia. A glass of juice with parsley like Carrot Spinach and parsley Juice is a very good detox to flush out toxins from your body and fight kidney stones. A cup of freshly chopped parsley fulfils your days requirement of vitamin C and vitamin K and folate. Parsley is part of Heart-friendly foods. See detailed benefits of parsley.
Add 1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic. Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels for diabetics. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other viral infections. To boost your immune system have a garlic clove a day. Garlic is a top anti viral food. The thiosulphate compound, Allicin found in garlic acts as a strong antioxidant and protects our body from damage of free radicals. Read here for complete benefits of garlic.
Add 2 teaspoon olive oil. Olive oil is a strong antioxidant and good for heart. Also its has anti inflammation properties. This is one of the healthiest oil you can opt for. It has around 77% of MUFA. Olive oil, especially the extra virgin olive oil, is unrefined oil in its natural state and free of chemicals. Moreover, olive oil also possess polyphenols – a type of antioxidant which protects body cells and maintains heart health as well. Popular in Mediterranean cooking, this oil works best for salad dressings or quick sautéing recipes. They cannot be used for prolonged cooking at high temperatures. Note that its a fat at the end of the day so don't consume too much. Read the super article of which oil is the healthiest, avoid vegetable oil.
Add salt to taste.
Blend in a mixer. After blending for a while we can see that the soup is still a bit thick.
Bleand again till the soup is thin. Your cold cucumber soup | Indian style cucumber soup | healthy low calorie cold cucumber soup | is ready.
Chill in a fridge and serve cold cucumber soup | Indian style cucumber soup | healthy low calorie cold cucumber soup | cold garnished with a few sprigs of parsley.
Cold Cucumber Soup – a healthy fare for all.
Presence of key nutrients like water, protein, vitamin C and fibre qualifies this soup healthy for a wrinkle free skin.
Being low in calories and lending good amount of protein, it is advisable for weight watchers too!
This soup can be enjoyed by diabetics and heart patients as an in between snack or at the beginning of a healthy meal.
The use of MUFA rich olive oil lowers only the ‘bad’ or unhealthy blood cholesterol (LDL) and improve the ‘good’ and healthy blood cholesterol levels (HDL). This helps reduce risk of heart diseases.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
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