Karonda Lychee Cooler

Summers are a time that you need to stay hydrated. Although nothing beats a glass of chilled water, you do crave for a tangy refreshing drink now & then.

Few days back I made Karonda Pickle and was left with a cup of karonda. I didn’t want to throw them & was wondering how to utilise them. Thats when I thought of experimenting with a new drink.

Karonda have a sour flavour to them and I wanted to use that tanginess without the raw taste. So I boiled them and passed the concoction through a sieve. I added a little honey to it for sweetness, but it needed something more. So in came the lychees into the recipe. I blitz a handful of lychee in the mixer, passed it through a sieve & added it yo the karonda mix. The result was a flavourful pink drink perfect for summers.

You can easily switch the honey for sugar or can skip it altogether depending on how sweet are the lychees.

Karonda Lychee Cooler

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup Karonda
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup lychee- seeds removed
  • 2 tbsp honey/sugar
  • Additional water & ice cubes to serve

How is it made

  1. Wash & dry the karonda properly.
  2. Then cut them into half and remove the seeds
  3. Boil the karonda with water on medium flame till tender- takes around 15-16 minutes.
  4. Slightly mash the karonda and add in the honey.
  5. Pass it through a sieve and allow to cool.
  6. Blitz the lychee in a mixer and then strain through a sieve.
  7. Once the Karonda juice is cool- add in the lychee juice & mix well.
  8. To serve, fill a glass with some ice cubes, and 2 tbsp water. Pour the juice concentrate on top and mix well.
  9. Serve chilled.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Nisha Sharma says:

    That’s an innovative recipe

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