Summers holidays during childhood brings back a flood of memories whenever I think about it.How the last exam was written in a super fast motion so that we could go home and enjoy our holidays non-stop for 2 months!!We had a small gang of about 5-10 kids and starting from the very next day,we had these “tournaments”- chess,cards,snake&ladders,name-place-thing-animal etc etc.There were cricket and shuttle matches too,but we preferred these indoor games.On one such summer,our uncle got us a gift from Abu dhabi-a video game.This was during 94-95,and house hold video games were just entering the market.I would be lying if I said we didn’t do our show off!!!The house was always full,with kids from neighborhood and we proudly displayed our much prized possession.It was so much fun!!
Sugar – 3 cups
Water – 1 cup
Dry ginger/Chukku/Shunti – 1 small piece(about 50 gms)
Cardamom/Elaichi – 4-5
Let it boil,keep stirring.
Simmer for about 10 minutes,till shunti and elaichi impart a nice smell.
Strain immediately and keep aside till it cools down to room temperature.
When it is cool,add the lime juice and mix well.
Pour into a bottle and store in the refrigerator.