Monday, April 9, 2012

Pineapple Ginger Cooler




Pineapple is one of my favourite fruits, but at one point of time I was scared of eating them. There is a small incident which made me shy away from this humble fruit. This occurred when I was about 8 years old. My father bought a pineapple. Mom, cut the fruit and gave it to everyone at home. Just after 5 minutes of eating the fruit, my brother started itching all over the body. In another 2 minutes, his face was swollen and totally distorted. We all got very scared. My grandmother applied Vibuthi all over his body, but the itching did not stop. Then we rushed to a nearby clinic and the Doctor there, said that it was an allergic reaction caused by the pineapple. He gave an injection and said that he should be ok by morning. Though he returned to normal by morning, but that one incident instilled so much fear in me and my brother, that we did not eat pineapples for a long time after that. Then slowly, over the years I got over the fear. My brother also did not have any problem after that. But till today, whenever I eat pineapples, I get reminded of this incident.



Today’s recipe is a very simple and refreshing cooler perfect for the summer. The addition of ginger gives it a nice punch. Now off to the recipe:

What you’ll need
  1. Pineapple – 4 cups, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  2. Water – 3 cups
  3. Ginger Juice – 1 tsp
  4. Sugar – 3 tbsp (Adjust according to taste)

Method
  1. Puree the pineapple pieces, with sugar and 1 cup of water, in batches.
  2. Add the remaining water and ginger juice. Stir well.
  3. Strain the juice, pressing the solids in the strainer.
  4. Chill for few hours before serving.
  5. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the pineapple juice over it.


29 comments:

Chandrani said...

Very refreshing and delicious juice.

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Akila said...

Wow that was really refreshing one...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

YEah something similar happened with my mom also but with watermelon. Some people are allergic to certain things. Very refreshing drink..

maha said...

ha..feeling refreshing by seeing d pics itself..
maha

jeyashrisuresh said...

Pineapple and ginger , nice combo - a perfect thirst quencher

Kalpana Sareesh said...

very refreshing drink!!

Suja Manoj said...

Refreshing drink,love it

Anu said...

I love the pineapple flavor. Nice drink.

Priya said...

Refreshing drink and love the addition of ginger juice..

Archana said...

Refreshing yummy and delicious drink.

Raksha said...

refreshing cool drink

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Yummy n refreshing cool drink, Luv pineapple always :-)

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

very refreshin..pineapple my fav with ginger wow super delicious cooler

Hema said...

Yummy refreshing cooler..

Sobha Shyam said...

so yummy n refreshing one dear..!!

Julie said...

Perfect n great cooler for summers !

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Gayathri NG said...

delicious n refreshing drink..

Kanan said...

wow, amazing. never though of adding ginger in pineapple juice. really wonderful

Amina Khaleel said...

wow... pineapple juice is my favourite... never tried with ginger though... looks delicious...

SouthIndianHome said...

Nice combo.Looks refreshing

Aruna Manikandan said...

interesting combo...
Nice refreshing drink :)

Tina said...

refreshing drink...

faseela said...

refreshin drink....luvd the flavor of ginger in it

Rashida shaikh said...

Refreshing drink is always welcome.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Wow!!!such a refreshing drink with a flavor of ginger,looks so tempting.

Swathi Iyer said...

I love pineapple Kaveri, this drink looks awesome, as ginger increase the flavor. My kids are doing fine, boy is almost 2 and half month old. This 18th he is going to be 3 month. Girl is going to be 3 year in next month.

Vidhya said...

Lovely drink I love the smell and taste of pineapple but like you I too was scared of this delicious fruit as my mom always have bad tummy cramps and itchy throat any time she tries this fresh but never had a problem with cooked pineapple.

Sravs said...

Wonderful combo and Nice Refreshing cool and chill drink !! Thanks for linking to the event ~~ Appreciate It :)

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Hemavathi Murari said...

Inviting post, I was always thinking why is it called as cooler. Today I understood. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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