I have said it before summer is bearable only because of Summer fruits, mangoes and litchis and melons and cherry and so many other delightful little things. I can survive only on the basis of fruits in summer.
Though I love eating fruits as themselves it is so much fun to create stuff out of them. Especially something non-desserty. And since we all love soup at home, I thought why not a soup?
This Chilled Melon Soup is inspired by the Spanish gazpacho and is my take on the classic tomato version, more because of need honestly than anything else. The child refused to eat the cold tomato soup and then I thought why not use a fruit instead and the resulting Melon gazpacho if I may call it that is stellar in it’s flavour and is now a family favorite.
It anyways makes me wonder why are cold soups not popular enough in India, considering all I really want in summer is something to drink and if that something is cold even better. I know traditionally we like crabs in our meals and find them comforting but I have taken to cold soups during summer and find them filling and delightful. A perfect dinner meal, especially if you combine them with a slice of good bread and a crisp lettuce salad
Honestly speaking, Bangalore has done a U-turn on the weather while I type this, it is cold and breezy, a weather which demands chai, pakora, book and endless conversations with work but I know the rest of the India is pretty much burning still. So this soup is from all of you, from Bangalore with love 🙂