30 Apr 2012

The BFG's Cold Cucumber Soup

If you ever read Roald Dahl as a child, you would understand how fascinating the worlds he created were. The first book of his that I read was The BFG and I was utterly enthralled by the giant who ate the huge repulsive snozzcumbers. Snozzcumbers seemed to be from the cucumber family but were revolting in taste – to the BFG that is. I remember I used to grimace everytime the BFG had to eat one and dream of drinking the delicious frobscottle someday.
I made this cold cucumber soup thinking of the BFG and how if he had had this, snozzcumbers (or cucumbers) wouldn’t have seemed so vile after all.

2 cups cucumber, chopped finely
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
3 cloves garlic
½ tsp lime/lemon zest
2 tsp lime juice
1 cup hung curd / cream
1 ½ tsp salt
1/4th tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

1.       Blend all the ingredients apart from the curd in a food processor with 1 ½ cups of water. Chill it in the fridge for a few hours.
2.       Before serving, add the curd and mix thoroughly. 

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