Pack up all your winter wear and store it on a shelf, ‘cause it’s time to relish on some cool delicacies that will help you beat the heat. ‘Summer’, the name itself brings a mental picture of air-conditioners on full blast and everyone sipping on some cool drinks!!
It’s a torturous season with the scorching heat and electric bills shot sky high!! With the mercury level rising, the atmosphere drains us out completely. This results in it ruining our appetite and makes our body prone to dehydration. During this blistering season, our lifestyle helps us maintain our body’s equilibrium. Eating and drinking right is the first step to having a cool-headed summer!!
Keep your demons at bay by enjoying these summer-perfect foods at the comfort of your home because who’s going outside in the glaring heat?!
Beginning the list with a festive drink, Thandai, we all relish on this drink during Holi. But it’s an amazing drink with great taste and keeps your body cool during the summers. With the help of a special Thandai masala, some dry fruits, and cold milk, it will help your body maintain its temperature. Enjoy this drink straight out of the fridge with your friends and family.
A summer special fruit that almost everyone loves is Mango!! The name itself brings joy and hallucinations of enjoying that ‘aamras‘. Quoting Rujuta Diwekar, Mango is a combination of fiber, antioxidants, and many other nutrients!! Mango, as a flavour, also elevates certain dishes like cakes, milkshakes, and many others.
Aam Panna is an Indian drink which has heat resistant properties. Also known as Aam Jhora, it’s a go-to drink during Indian summers. Consisting of Mango, it has a tangy taste and is rich in citric acid making it a perfect drink to beat the heat!! Another drink like this is Kacche Aam ka Panna, which has a sour taste and consists mint to elevate its taste.
Curd or Dahi acts as a cooling agent for your body, and you can make it a part of your diet. It’s the perfect food to deal with the deadly summer heat. Not only does it help boost digestion, but it also boosts your immunity and helps your body prevent any diseases. With the help of a few ingredients, you can even make it at home!!
Another such food during summers is Cucumbers. Among its several benefits, cucumber keeps your body hydrated and helps in detoxification of your body. Along with that, it also soothes and refreshes the skin, treats bad breath, and helps maintain a clear skin. Make a juice from it using lemons and ginger, and you will be calm all day long.
With different types of Melons available in summer, it’s a great way to have something fruit-y!! Watermelon, Muskmelon, and Cantaloupes are the best summer fruits. While they are water-rich fruits, they help avoid muscle soreness, lowers blood pressure, improves digestion, and helps body hydration. Slice it into pieces and enjoy it or juice-it-up and enjoy it as a cool beverage.
With the help of these foods, you can have a carefree summer and enjoy the season with a cool head.
From all of us at Nativ Chefs, stay safe people!!