Cucumber and Mint both spell “Summer”, “Refreshing”, “Cool”! This wonderful Cold Soup is a great alternative to the warm, hot soup that we are more familiar with. Try this awesome, simple yet cool soup over the summer for a party or better yet, a barbecue! For garnish add a sprig of fresh Mint and a slice of Cucumber and enjoy!
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Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Chill Time: 1 hour
Mint – a handful of leaves
Oil – 1 tsp
Onion – 1/2, med. chopped
Jalapenos – to taste, chopped
Garlic – 3, chopped
Stock/Broth – 3 cups
Sour Cream (or Hung Yogurt) – 1/2 cup or to taste
Salt – to taste
Roasted Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder – to taste
1. Wash and peel the Cucumbers.
2. De-seed and roughly chop them
3. In a skillet, heat the Oil.
4. Once hot, add in the Onions and Jalapenos and saute for a couple of minutes.
5. Add Garlic and cook till light golden in color.
6. Transfer them into another dish to allow them to cool down faster.
7. In a blender, add in the cooled Onions and Jalapenos, Cucumber, Mint Leaves and some Stock.
8. Puree it till smooth.
9. Add in the balance of the Stock and the Sour Cream or the Hung Yogurt and blend again.
10. Season with Salt, Black Pepper and the Cumin Powder and mix again.
11. Taste and adjust as needed.
12. Chill for an hour in the refrigerator and serve chilled.
1. Substitutes for Sour Cream –
-Hang 1 cup of Yogurt and allow it to reduce to 1/2 cup
-Use Greek Yogurt
2. Use Home-Made Stock, Link to our recipe:
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I was looking for a light lunch recipe for one on your website today and stumbled onto this recipe. It was so easy to scale it down and it tastes awesome! (writing this as I’m eating it)
I didnt have raw jalapenos, so used deseeded pickled ones and substituted quark for the sour cream. 🙂
Thanks a bunch for all your recipes!
I tried at least 30 of your recipes.Everything came out very good.(lazy to comment) Recently I tried the fruit cake my husband and I loved it. easy list of ingredients and easy preparation.
You both look lovely and love your presentation.
I dont know much fancy words to appreciate your service!!!
Keep rocking you both:)
Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us Selvi! Your words are fancy enough for us 🙂
I am suma I saw d cucumber soup vedio its really gud . easy 2 make I thought so I want 2 knw hw 2 make dt broth n is it necessary 2 put yogurt instaed of broth coz I dnt like 2 have so N being gud 2 visit ur website.
You can try to make it with just plain water if you don’t have broth. Here is a recipe if you want to try it : https://18.104.22.168/odds-ends/vegetable-broth-or-stock.html
Hi Hetal & Anuja.
How are you ladies.
I tried this recipe. it came up awesome… As now here its summer starting, & my Husband he comes for lunch at home.. so i served him this soup.He was feeling so fresh & healthy.
Thanx for sharing such cool recipes… keep the good work!
Thanx & Regards.
Sounds great, it is a perfect recipe for the summer 🙂
can we use the vegetable stock available as tablets.. if so wat are measurements?
Can use bhajji mirchi instead of jalapeno in this recipe?
Yes, you can do that. It will provide the flavor and the green color.
So I was able to get the voice audio track to work. For some reason my audio was panned to the left side. Now I am able to hear your voice on the right side.
Bye for now,
Sam (from Canada)
We checked and it sounds ok on our side but we will have our technical folks have a look.
Thanks for your feedback
I’m having the same problem with the sound. I can hear the music but not any voices. I wonder if converting the video from stereo to mono would fix it.
Thanks for all the great video recipes!
Something wrong with this video. Now we cannot hear when you guys talk. Only the music part plays well. Couldn’t hear anything that you guys spoke. I have noticed the same problem with other older videos on your website. I didn’t have any problems when I watched these videos first time.
The video plays fine on our side. Over the years, in hopes of improving our show, we have made several changes to our equipment and processes (and made some mistakes doing so) :). This may be one of the videos that the sound was recorded only on the right or left channel. Are you using a different speaker system (or headphones) to watch this video than you may have before? That may be the problem as the sound is coming in from only one channel.
Hi Hetal & Anuja,
Can I skip the jalapenos in this recipe, I am concerned that it might turn out to be very spicy. Please response. Thanks.
Yes, you can add less or totally skip them, it will still taste great 🙂
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Good recipe.Can’t wait to try this one out. One question.. Would it be ok to substitute sour cream with fresh cream??
wow..this looks great….will surely try it when it is summer time in Melbourne…
i have a one question about cheese.i am vegetarain not vegan.i can’t eat meat,fish chicken.
monterey jack cheese is vegi?all cheese is vegi?if you have list please give me.i see online but its confused me.please give me ans.
I dont think any cheese in canada would be pure vege !
There is always something in it, if not rennet than there is microbial enzyme !
I guess in india to find this is easy but not abroad !
Hi, What would you recommend for electric stove? Non-stick wares or Circulon? Pl reply.
Neither one of us have had an electric stove for a very very long time so cannot make a recommendation, sorry 🙁 What we would suggest is that you something that heats evenly (heavy bottomed ones are good).
Oh sure, thanks for your suggestion!
Hi Anuja and Hetal!! Love your website 🙂 Hey I guess you guys don’t have spatulas displayed in your online shopping store. Need to get one which can be used for all types of cookwares especially non-stick ones. The one that you are using seems good. Can you give me a suggestion as to where I can get it in your store? Thanks!!
Sorry, Priyanka, the spatulas were bought a long time ago from a dollar store and we have not seen them since then 🙁
Regarding the pans, we got it from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Two requests if you could show us how to make paneer chilli for veges and as well as paneer bhurji. in your eggbhurji reciepe can we replace paneer with eggs ? or that wont be good?
Thank you so much in advance !
We will put Paneer Chili on our list, thanks for the feedback 🙂
Regarding Paneer Bhurji, there are sooo many variations to that recipe, basically, you can scramble and add in anything you have on hand and it’ll taste good 🙂
wow this one looks so yummy and cooling for these hot days in summer !
just perfact timing for this reciepe !
will try asap !
Thank you so much ! Hetal and Anuja !
Hi Hetal and Anuja,
I made the Gujarati Handvo and it was a hit in my family. My husband said it tastes exactly as if mom made the handvo… Thank You so much for all the recipes…They are so easy and simple to make…
Thank you again…
can we make it without onion.
ur recipes r easy but we need to spend money to buy items that are ready to use which we don’t keep for every day use.
since its ready to use – it’s simple recipes
like buying broth, condensed milk, etc..
i noticed that we need to go shopping for each recipe.
other than that i like ur recipes. but i don’t make the ones that requires to buy can food or any ready made ingredients.
keep up the good work though
Thanks for your feedback and point noted 🙂
For this particular recipe, we have used home made broth:
Check it out!
home made but veggies are waste afterwards
I do not waste veggies for broth. Instead I use all kinds of peels (bottle gourd, chinese okra, carrots you name it) stems (cabbage, cauliflower, spinach) which are left over after I have used the veggies for cooking. Basically I use every part of the veg that was not used for cooking daily recipe. These are perfectly edible. As I come across I save all of it for a week or two in freezer. I wash these peels and stems very well. Then I boil them with tomato, celery and onion and other aromatics. Please try this method. Since it comes from “discards” it’s not really a waste. And you won’t believe the flavor you get!!!!
I completely disagree with this comment. I was surprised how one can make a comment like this. actually noticed the opposite. The recipes that you have give us tips on how to use easily available stuff like hung yoghurt(in this recipe), lady fingers(n the tiramisu recipe),broth….. there are so many recipes where you guys have given alternatives. ofcourse, some of us may not have readily needed ingredients but that’s just our fault in not stocking up the basics… keep up the good work
Love you guys
to cut my long story short 🙂 – your ingredients are generally available at home itself except for some speciality recipes
Very cool! Does broth make a lot of difference? Will it still taste good if we skip adding the broth? Thanks
The broth is where the flavor and the nutritional value is. Having said that, you can add water but the flavor may not be there.
I love how innovative your recipe are! I’m going to have to try this soon….looks yum.