Naaranga Soda ~ Malabar Lime Soda

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This drink gives me a lot of nostalgia. I remember having said it in one of the posts recently that HD is really fond of naaranga soda. The first time we went home after our marriage, it was peak of summer and since we weren’t used to the climate, we used to get tired immensely in between all the relative visits and walking. Even though I used to crave to have some exotic juices (read avocado or chickoo) or atleast a karimbu juice, he would always settle for this. He would tell me, it is cheap and best. πŸ˜€ And yes, it is! In front of your eyes, the “kadakkaaran” (shop keeper) would squeeze lime into the glass, add in sugar or salt as per preference, or both like I have mine, and then pour cold soda over it till the glass brims and sometimes some spill out too. One quick stir and then we would relish it. The cold soda in the heat is very refreshing. Initially, I used to hate it and keep glum faces but now whenever I see a board hanging out of shops saying “Naaranga Soda”, I would be the first one to say, “I want”! Hehe… How life changes… πŸ˜‰


As I excitedly pack my bags to go home tomorrow afternoon, InShaAllah, I am scheduling a few posts and leaving you, so that I don’t feel my blog baby is deserted. Talk about heights of addiction! πŸ˜• πŸ˜€ You will see posts popping up on Mondays and Thursday till month end. If you do see any intermittent posts in between, that means I have some free time and I hopped in to blog, but considering the irritating speed of net back home, it seems really unlikely! πŸ˜‰ Hoping that I will get back to regular blogging in September, InShaAllah… I sincerely hope I don’t get lazy enough. I have not experienced it previously when I went on vacation, but you know we as humans, have our mood swings, so we can’t depend on how we were before. Hehe… πŸ˜€ Do keep coming by and gracing this space, as you have all done before… In case you do try any of the recipes on the blog, do email me the picture on [email protected].Β Β Alternatively you can post it on our FB pageΒ or even tag me on my Instagram accountΒ in case you wish to post there! Will hopefully stay in touch… πŸ™‚


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3.50 from 2 votes

Naaranga Soda ~ Lime Soda Drink

Course Drinks
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 limes squeezed
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch salt
  • 1 can 250 ml plain soda


  • Combine the lime juice, sugar and salt and whisk well till the sugar melts.
  • Top up with cold soda and enjoy immediately!


You can skip the sugar and add only the salt.

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  1. very refreshing.. perfect for the summer

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Veena…

  2. Fond of this one! have a happy vacation and safe journey!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Febi…

  3. Allah Rafee! I have been thinking of making lime juice since few days and I see this! A simple drink that brings back so many memories! <3

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… Thank you so much Nielouphar…

  4. Niloufer riyaz says:

    Love it me n my mom used to have it when we go out for shopping…
    Happy vacations rafee… have a safe journey ????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Niloufer… πŸ™‚

  5. Happy Journey Dear! I am bet you will not be able to stay away from the blog! or your readers for too long. I love the clicks and glad you left us with your signature style – simple but best recipes. I somehow can’t have the whole glass of lime soda. The fizz just fills me up too soon! πŸ˜› naaranga juice with some mint is my usual go to thing. πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… you said it… I am at the airport waiting for the time for my flight and I am thanking all of you… πŸ˜› Thanks a lot Fami… πŸ™‚

  6. Refreshing drink.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Usha…

  7. Lol how we change.. my naranga vellam post is coming tomorrow πŸ™‚
    Have a nice time come back rejuvenated.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Would love to see your naranga vellam post, how much I too love it! πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Meena….

  8. Refreshing drink..enjoy your vacation.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja….

  9. my favourite drink in summer..looks refreshing

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  10. Enjoy the vacation Sweets. Tc and we ll keep in touch. Lemon Soda looks so refreshing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, for sure dear… Thank you so much Sowmya…

  11. Refreshing drink .. Happy journey

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Farin…

  12. So easy! And 100% refreshing! I love this drink πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Zoe… πŸ™‚

  13. 2 stars
    Lime soda, our regular menu order in the restaurants.. Lovely clicks dear..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Seena…

  14. 5 stars
    I never thought to put a pinch of salt in nimbu soda! how brilliant1
    Have a lovely vacation! It’s pouring rain here in Nepal.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bibi…

  15. Enjoy your holiday Rafee, any chance of you stopping over in Maldives for a few hours?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      No dear… maybe next time I take my ticket like that, hehe…. Thanks a lot Nammi…

  16. Lovely…! always refreshing……! I too feel nostalgia about this drink….!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Remya…

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