In order to beat the heat as we embrace summer, let's rehydrate and restore our bodies with some of the best summer drinks. Here's a selection of summertime beverages that you simply must try.
A cool summer beverage composed of raw mango pulp, cumin, and mint leaves. Aam Panna is a popular Indian drink that is both energising and refreshing. It aids in resisting the sweltering heat and quickly hydrates you.
Green mangoes 500 gm
Sugar 1/2 cup
Salt 2 tsp
Kala namak (black rock salt) 2 tsp
Roasted and powdered cumin seeds 2 tsp
Finely chopped mint leaves 2 Tbsp
Water 2 cups
Boil the mangoes till they become soft inside, and the skin gets discoloured. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin and squeeze the pulp out of the mangoes. Mix all the ingredients together, blend, and add 2 cups of water. Put some ice in the glasses and pour the Panna over them.
An energising beverage filled with flavour. Serve cold to instantly cool you off!
Tamarind Pulp 125 Gram
Mint Leaves 3 tbsp
Ground Cumin 1/2 tsp
Ground Cumin, roasted 3/4 tsp
Grated Jaggery 50 gram
Black Salt 4 tsp
Ginger Salt (Gourmet Flavoured Salt), Grated 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice 3-4 tbsp
A pinch of Chilli powder (Kashmiri mirch)
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Water 1/2 litre
For the Jaljeera, add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend it together. Chill overnight. Then strain and freeze it. Garnish the drink with some Boondis and serve.
This delicious summertime treat, Sattu Sharbat from Bihar is well-known for its cooling qualities. It has its own variations in states like Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh and is well-liked nationwide.
Chana Sattu, fourth cup
Chilled water 4 cups
Lemon juice 2 teaspoons
Roasted cumin powder, half teaspoon
Mint leaves, 2 teaspoons (chopped)
Black salt to taste
Green chilli, 1 (chopped)
Raw mango, 2 teaspoons (grated)
Add all ingredients to a jug and mix well. Serve in glasses along with some ice cubes. Garnish with more mint leaves.
A fresh approach to the beloved lassi. Mango pulp and creamy yogurt were combined with a tonne of ice.
Curd 125 Ml
Iced water 200 ml
Ice 8 cubes
Mango chopped 1
Sugar 1 tbsp
A pinch of dried mint
Whip all the ingredients together in a blender. Serve chilled.
Barley water, an amazing beverage that our ancestors used in their daily diet since the birth of civilization, is an antiquated remedy or an elixir for good health. Barley is a powerful grain that has long been used to prepare cereals, serve as a substitute for rice, and prepare other delicacies that are distinctive to different regional cuisines.
Pearl barley 1/4 cup
Water 4 cups
A pinch of salt
A drizzle of honey (optional)
A lemon rind (optional)
Heat the water and pearl barley in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the salt and let it cook on a low flame for 30 minutes. You can muddle the grains a little, using a spoon. Strain it into a glass, tip in a lemon rind, and drizzle with a little honey on top. Let it cool completely. You can also keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and then have it.
(With inputs from IANS)