Summer delights collective post

Everyone dreads summer. The three months looks too long, frequent power cuts, scorching heat, water problem and not to mention, it is vacation time, with kids at home. Cooking seems tedious. I have compiled some of the recipes from the blog here as ” Summer Delights“. I hope you like this effort of mine.

Do have a look below. You can click on the title or the picture for the recipe.

Here are a few tips to beat the heat this summer:

  • Drink plenty of water. The body dehydrates due to excessive heat, sweating and urination.
  • Avoid deep-fried food, especially in the afternoon.
  • Take more fruits and vegetables.
  • Cucumber, one can eat plenty of it. It consists 90% of water.
  • Consume seasonal fruits, they are easier to get and cheaper. Watermelon, grapes, mangoes, oranges are available in plenty.
  • Go easy on banana. It is healthy ad packed with nutrition.
  • Yoghurt, lassi, buttermilk are your friends, keep away from aerated drinks.

 

One can make a slight variation to their regular meals. Here are few recipes that you can consider as Summer Delights.

summer delights
summer delights

Idli is steamed food. No oil is required . It is ideal breakfast for summer. Here are three kinds of Idli. 1) Ragi Idli or Finger millet Idli 2) Mallige Idli  3) kanchipuram Idli

                                            RAGI IDLI

Ragi or Finger millet is one of the healthiest food in the world.

Ragi Idli
Ragi Idli

                                           MALLIGE IDLI

These idli are soft and supple.  Do give a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

chennai idlis
ideal breakfast

                       KANCHIPURAM IDLI

When the usual idli batter remains in the refrigerator, turn it into tasty Kanchipuram Idli.

Kanchipuram idli
Kanchipuram idli

                          COCONUT CUCUMBER COOLER

A refreshing drink to indulge during summer. It is made with tender coocnut water.

coconut cucumber cooler
coconut cucumber cooler

                            MANGO PARFAIT

Learn to play around with mangoes. Isn’t it the season of mangoes?

mango parfait
mango parfait

                               ICED EXPRESSO

Cool !

Iced expresso
Iced expresso

                                       PUNJABI LASSI

All time favourite

punjabi lassi
punjabi lassi

                        CABBAGE SALAD

It’s healthy, do give a try.

cabbage salad
cabbage salad

                                         CRUNCHY SALAD

All time favourite salad.

crunchy salad
crunchy salad

 

                                  RAJASTHANI KADHI

Yoghurt based dishes are ideal for summer.

Rajasthani Kadhi
Rajasthani Kadhi

                                               RICE PORRIDGE

A dish from South Kanara, it is ideal food for summer.  People of coastal karnataka have this on regular basis during summer.

Rice porridge
Rice porridge

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