Feeling the Heat? Try These Yummilicious Foods And Drinks To Beat It

Give a Twist To Your Menu With These Summery Tricks

Feeling the Heat? Try These Yummilicious Foods And Drinks To Beat It
Feeling the Heat? Try These Yummilicious Foods And Drinks To Beat It

With the month of June having crossed the midway mark, the temperature has started to reach an alarming high! Heat strokes, sun burns, and high tempers have become common. On top of all this, the lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even worse. People have been forced to stay at home and restrict themselves from the ‘ex-daily pleasures’ of life.

It’s been very difficult for people to work from home in a cool and calm environment with a cool mind due to the intense heat. However, there are various dishes that one could consume to refresh their mind and to ward off the heat. The recipes for such dishes are very basic and can be tried by everyone. Here are some exciting traditional foods, but with a summery twist!

1. Rose Shikanji (Lemonade)

In a half glass of water add sugar according to your taste. Blend well. Add a pinch of salt, black salt, black pepper, 2-3 tablespoon of lemon juice, around half teaspoon of rose syrup in it. Make it full with chilled water and ice cubes. Blend again and serve.

2. Mango Ice Popsicles

Peel 4-5 fresh mangoes and cut them into slices. Take a blender and add large chunks of mangoes along with powdered sugar. Blend well until it reaches a good texture. Pour it into the Popsicle sticks and chill for 2-3 hours. Enjoy!

3. Watermelon slush

Blend well together big watermelon pieces, pinch of black salt, black pepper, few drops of lemon juice, sugar according to your taste, ice cubes and mint leaves. Pour into glasses, add some more ice cubes and garnish with some mint leaves.

4. Mango Lassi

Take some mangoes and dice them up roughly. In a mixer grinder, add the mangoes along with curd, ice cubes, sugar and a few drops of rose water. Blend it well. Pour into glasses and top it with some finely chopped mango pieces.

5. Mint and Cucumber Raita

Chop and slice the cucumbers and keep them aside. Beat the curd and add cumin powder, salt, chili flakes and chopped mint. Serve chilled.