summer delights
Summer delights collective post
Written by Jayashree
Published on March 26, 2017

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.

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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.

                                           MALLIGE IDLI

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

                       KANCHIPURAM IDLI

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

                          COCONUT CUCUMBER COOLER

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

                            MANGO PARFAIT

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

                               ICED EXPRESSO

Cool !

                                       PUNJABI LASSI

All time favourite

                        CABBAGE SALAD

It’s healthy, do give a try.

                                         CRUNCHY SALAD

All time favourite salad.

 

                                  RAJASTHANI KADHI

Yoghurt based dishes are ideal for summer.

                                               RICE PORRIDGE

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

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37 Comments

  1. Sundari

    wow!! what a lovely collection!!

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  2. Mridula Dwivedi (@mridulablog)

    That is a mouth watering list, more so when I have been out of country and missing home food 😀

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Mridula for the visit.

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    • Shreekant Deshmukh

      Sweet and smart

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  3. curryandvanilla

    Just in time for summer; bookmarking for cool and healthy ideas 🙂

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  4. Priya Suresh

    Summer is around the corner and am sure these summer delights are definitely a must to keep ourselves fit and healthy. Beautiful collection.

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  5. meera girdhar

    Thanks Jayashree for such a nice summer collection. all your recipes are perfect for summers and your tips are truly very helpful to beat the heat of summer specially in north India 🙂

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  6. Aruna

    My summer is going to be so wonderful with this spectacular collection!

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  7. Jolly

    WoW such a yummy and healthy collection..perfect dishes for summer !!

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jolly

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  8. Jagruti

    Wish I can dream for all these such a yummy summer dishes 🙂 I’m in love with your Ragi idlii.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jagruti

      Reply
  9. Pavani

    WOW, such healthy and delicious dishes for Summer. Thank you for the tips.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Pavani

      Reply
  10. Priya Satheesh

    wow.. What a healthy and delicious collection for summer !

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Priya

      Reply
  11. Padma Veeranki / Masalakorb

    Lovely collection of Summer recipes….Healthy and yummy!!…Bookmarked for future reference…Thanks for the share!!

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Padma

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Archana

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  12. firsttimercook

    Perfect collection for upcoming hot days 😉

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear

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  13. Uma Srinivas

    All are simple, healthy and perfect for summer season. Lovely collection Jayashree.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Uma

      Reply
  14. cookingwithsapana

    That is an awesome collection of summer friendly recipes Jayashree. I know how hard it is to keep hydrated and cooled during summers in India. This collection will definitely help to get some ideas.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Sapana

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  15. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    Lovely collection Jayashree. Summer will be a breeze with these recipes

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Seema

      Reply
  16. Vidya Narayan

    Excellent collective and great tips to beat the summer hues. I end up making a lot of salads and eat small meals the whole day instead of having heavy 3 meals. It helps me stay cool.

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    • jayashree

      Thankyou Vidya

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  17. sujithaeasycooking

    Health collection of recipes.. And these comfort food for any season..

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  18. Jyoti Babel

    Lovely collection of summer dishes. They will definitely help us to keep cool during the upcoming summer months. Much needed

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  19. Padmajha PJ

    An apt post for this season. I am going to check out the cold expresso and the cabbage salad post. Both these dishes sound yum!

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  20. theyellowdaal

    All the dishes seems extremely easy and summer friendly. And the tips are really helpful for this season. 👍

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  21. Nisha Ramesh

    Wonderful healthy collections Jayashree. It is really important to keep ourselves cool during the summer else we can easily fall sick. Thanks for sharing those wonderful tips as well.

    Reply
  22. Lathiya

    Awesome collection and very useful tips… thank you for sharing 😊

    Reply

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