Apr 16, 2013

Lemon Squash

Lemon Squash This recipe is from my Amma. I use a lot of lemon in my daily cooking in fact I start my day with lemon juice with hot water and honey. In summer lemon juice makes your body very refreshing and it gives a cooling effect to your body. Mix a tabsp of lemon juice with buttermilk with salt and jeera powder, this improves digestion and keep your body cool. Other then lemon pickle Amma used to make this lemon squash in every season and she used to give different flavors every time, some times she used to add grape essence to lemon squash to give the squash a different color and flavor. No need of adding artificial flavors and chemicals, so lets check this flavorfull and refreshing squash..
Lemon juice

Lemon juice   ---- 2 cups
Sugar   -----  4 cups
Water   ---- 1 cup
Lemon yellow color   --- 1/4 tea sp (optional)
Lemon essence  ---   1 tea sp
A pinch of salt
You can add 2 tab sp of ginger juice to this syrup to make it ginger lemon squash or you can add few mint leaves to give it a mint flavor choice is yours.. 
1. Heat sugar and water in a pan and make syrup with single thread consistency.
2. Remove from heat and let it cool.
3. Add all other ingredients mix to dissolve every thing well.
4. Pour in to sterilised bottles.
5. To serve take a tab sp in to glass add water and ice cubes mix well and serve chilled. 
Instead of lemon juice can make this squash with orange juice, mango juice and pineapple juice.
Only thing while you using other juices add a tab sp of lemon juice  or citric acid.
This will stay for 6 months to one year.
This is my first recipe for Blogging Marathon 27th edition under seasonal recipes theme let's check other BM members recipes here



Simplyfood said...

very refreshing and perfect for summer.

AJ said...

Looks beautiful! I used to make in Delhi!

Subhie Arun said...

lovely n perfect shot!

Priya Suresh said...

Beautiful summer cooler, quite an excellent thristy quencher.

Rajani S said...

Squashes are great for summer. And I think I know what that background is :-)!

Pavani said...

Very refreshing and delicious drink.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Looks so refreshing this lemon squash. Lovely pics as well.

Padmajha said...

Nice to make this at home and this is definitely better than the store brought ones. Nice click and the background, i know what it is ;)

Suma Gandlur said...

Very handy when you have the craving for limeade or lemonade.