Homemade Limca
June 11, 2016, 5:52 p.m.

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Homemade Limca recipe with step by step pictures - My first summer with the husband's side family left me wondering at her cooking skill. During the onset of summer, she ( my mother in love ) starts cleaning all her pet jars and bottles, dries them up, keeping them ready for her pickles and thokkus. I have already posted few of her pickle recipes on the blog, do check them out in your free time - garlic pickle, sweet mango pickle. One such summer creation of hers became my most favourite  that I packed it to office along with my everyday meal. A humble ginger-lemon-barley drink which she fondly calls as "homemade limca" because it was introduced by her sister as recipe for limca. And Of course, yes it is very much refreshing and you will stick to it. 

#FoodforSoul - Love of an Artist - When you try a recipe with ingredients of contrasting flavours, you make sure it tastes good at every step. You tend to add a little more seasoning or you try to reduce it when it has shooted up. Finally when the recipe turns out to be super successful, and the plate is cleaned off, the momma in you feels an incomparable joy. One can clearly see the responsibility of a creator behind every delicious meal. Likewise, the only person who can truly satisfy the heart is the one who created it - the Lord. The creator has the full control over it. Be it a need or a past hurt or a broken relationship or a overwhlmed joy, only the creator Himself can satisfy the heart. Pay more attention to your creator than your critics.

HOMEMADE LIMCA

Cooking time - 30 mins |  Prepares 1 lt of the juice

Ingredients

100 gm barley

100 gm ginger

1 kg sugar

10 ripe lemons

1/2 lt + 1 cup water

Method:

Step 1 - Gather all your ingredients.

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Step 2 - Take the juice out of lemons.

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Step 3 - Peel ginger and chop it into pieces. Make a smooth paste adding 1/2 cup water little by little.

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Step 4 - Strain the juice from ginger onto a small bowl.

 Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Step 5 - Boil barley with 1/2 lt water in a wide bowl, until the water reduces to 1 cup. Strain out the barley and reserve the juice.

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Step 6 - In another heavy bottomed bowl, add sugar plus 1/2 cup water on a medium heat. Heat until all the sugar gets dissoleved and the mixture comes to one roll boil. No need of one string consistency. Remove the dirt if any. 

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Step 7 - Add the ginger juice, lemon juice, barley juice to the light sugar syrup.

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Step 8 - Let it boil for 5 mins on simmer flame. Switch off The sqaush is ready.

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

Step 9 - Cool the squash and pour it in a bottle. You can refridgerate it for months. Mix few tspns of the squash with water and ice cubes. Serve chilled. 

Homemade Limca, A perfect summer drink made out of ginger, lime & barley

 Please do try out this unique drink - Homemade limca and let me know your comments. Your comments help me grow. You can reach out for any doubts via mail or FB msg. Also, do not forget to send a picture when you try them, so that I can feature your creation on my FB page:)

Love & Shalom,

Jofy

 

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