This year the summer in Delhi is nothing but cruel. It is hard to keep calm and find food inspirations. Everything around seems dull and melting. And that explains the reason for more and more drink recipes making it to the blog these days. This summer, to deal with the heat in my kitchen I am staying away from the stove top as much as possible and concentrating on no-cook or minimal cook recipes. They are the life saver. Whether it be cold salads, drinks, chutney or light curries – all of these are the highlight of my summer menu. Jamun Masala Soda is one of the best things that happened this summer. And probably one of the easiest way to manage the abundance of Jamun.
Making iced tea is easy, and endlessly adaptable: you can brew it light or strong, drink it unsweetened or sweetened. Once you’ve got the basic iced tea perfect, you can start getting creative. And make your iced tea more interesting with added flavor of fruits, juices, and nectarines. During the summer season, there is nothing more refreshing than a chilled glass of homemade iced tea. What I like most about the iced tea prepared at home is you can control the amount of sweetness. Unlike the packaged one which is loaded with preservatives and artificial sweetener. It is always best to brew your own iced tea at home. It is fun and an absolute thirst quencher.
We are surviving in Delhi summer holding the tall glasses of smoothies, lemonades, and milkshakes. Because it is dry and scorching hot throughout the day. In midst of such high heat, a towering glassful of drinks such as Date and Coffee Milkshake help us keep calm and get going. It has become one of our favorite breakfast drinks for two reasons – it si all naturally sweetened with date and it has coffee. This date and coffee milkshake is one of the delicious ways to have coffee during the summer season. I love milkshakes that taste like cold coffee. And the cold coffee that is actually a milkshake. So cool isn’t it? Perfect for giving you a boost to make the most of a gloriously warm and sunny day ahead.
Summer is officially here, and all the heat and energy accumulated throughout the day needs to be gently dissolved with soothing drinks. This Turmeric Lemonade is the perfect summer cooler. Did you ever think of adding turmeric to a cooling drink? For me, turmeric has always been a warming ingredient, until I read about recipes using it in drinks/cocktails and spritzers. In India, turmeric is commonly added to the milk that too during the winter season only. Haldi wala doodh or golden milk is the only turmeric flavored drink I have ever tasted until I tried this turmeric lemonade recipe.
Aam Panna is a traditional Indian summer drink. A delightful, natural coolant prepared with fresh mango pulp, sugar, spices, and mint leaves. Aam Panna is a conventional drink which is not only refreshing but also energizing. It helps you get hydrated in an instant and aids in battling the scorching heat. When we talk about heat and summer then I must warn you against the brutal Indian summer. It is hot, dry and requires a lot of energy to deal with. In such scenario, homemade drinks like aam panna help beat the heat with so much deliciousness. This aam panna recipe is quick and requires only 25 minutes of your time.
Masala Chaas aka flavored buttermilk is one of the most popular Indian summer drink. All you need are 4 ingredients (yogurt, water, salt, cumin powder) and 15 minutes to make this delicious masala chaas. Also, we present to you three different flavors of classic masala chaas. You see, I have these ideas to make masala chaas in 3 ways. That is sure to add a little extra sunshine and freshness to your dull summer gatherings. They are bright and colorful and will make a lovely addition to the festival of colors, Holi gathering table. They are naturally colored with all sorts of fresh herbs and spiked up with a notch of spices. And even more perfect, as it is healthy too. Excited enough to learn more about these eccentric masala chaas recipes?
Have you ever tried Khas Khas Doodh? It is a golden winter bliss prepared with white poppy seed, almonds, and milk. It is an incredible source of heat and energy for the cold winter nights and I’ve been drinking this stuff almost every alternate day from past few weeks. In the Punjabi dialect, they call it Khus – khaas. The Khas Khas wala doodh is typically made with milk, a handful of warming spices (cardamom, turmeric), sugar, and of course the poppy seed and almond paste. Turmeric is my addition to the recipe. After all, it is such a sort after ingredient these days. Khas – Khas Doodh is quite tasty, distinctly warm, earthy with slight notes of sweetness. Interested?? I totally think you should try the recipe.
What is a cold-pressed juice? Cold-pressed juice is nothing but the regular juice extracted in a most healthy and organic manner without damaging the nutrient value of the juice. It is a slow and gentle method to extract juice from your favorite fruit or the vegetable. How a cold-pressed juice better than the convention one? The regular juices are extracted using a high speed spinning juicer or grinder which generates excess heat. The heat reduces the potency and breaks down essential nutrients and fibres of the fruit/vegetable. Hence, there is minimal retention of fibres and nutrients in the conventional juices. I have recently discovered my love for cold-pressed juices, all thanks to Kent Cold Pressed Juicer.