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Best Drinks to Keep You Cool This Summer

What about the times when you need something a little more flavourful than plain ol’ water? Here is a list of seasonal and delicious summer drinks. These rad recipes of summer drinks are perfect for the season and fun to make.

Bright-coloured loose clothes, caps, sun shades, and plenty of liquids; these are some must-haves things to power through the scorching summers in Pakistan. The liquid part is more crucial than others since you are continually sweating away vital minerals during the season. We’ve compiled a refreshing mix of summer drinks that will keep you cool and beat the heat. Who can forget the summer of 2015, when Pakistan mourned the loss of 1,200 souls due to an extreme heatwave?

Your water bottle can get the job of hydrating you done, but drinking water all on its own — well — it’s a little uninteresting at times.

TOP 8 DRINKS TO KEEP YOU COOL THIS SUMMER

  • Falsa Sherbat
  • Sattu Sherbat
  • Mango Juice
  • Iced Tea
  • Lassi
  • Cold Coffee
  • Coconut Water
  • Fruit Smoothies

 

FALSA SHERBAT

Falsa itself is consumed for its cooling effects in summer as well as for its other health benefits. The fruit also offers radiation protection which is a plus. Falsa is a good source of Vitamin-C, and its juice is possibly the best tasting and the most refreshing drink we can sip during the burning summers.

 

How to Make Falsa Sherbat

Ingredients.

  • Falsa  (1 cup)
  • Water (1/2 cup)
  • Black salt (according to your taste)
  • Sugar (two teaspoons)
  • Lemon juice (1 small lemon)
  • Salt (according to your taste)
  • Ice cubes

Method.

  1. First wash and drain the falsa, sprinkle a little table salt and leave them for half an hour.
  2. Take the blender and blend all the ingredients mentioned above. Pour it into a container and add some crushed ice cubes.
  3. Add a few leaves of mint to elevate the taste further.

 

SATTU SHERBAT

This summer drink is known for its cooling properties. Sattu is rich in protein, fibre, calcium, iron, and magnesium. The Sherbat is excellent for digestion, makes your skin glow, helps in weight loss and fights numerous diseases.

 

How to Make Sattu Sherbat

Ingredients

  • Chana Sattu (1/2 cup)
  • Chilled water (4 cups)
  • Lemon juice  (2 teaspoons)
  • Roasted Cumin powder  (Half teaspoon)
  • Mint leaves (2 teaspoons chopped)
  • Black salt (to taste)
  • Green chilli (1 chopped)
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Add all ingredients in a jug and mix well.
  2. Serve in glasses with some ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with mint leaves.

 

MANGO JUICE

Mango juice
Use Condense Milk instead of Sugar

Our list of best drinks to keep you cool this summer couldn’t be complete without the king of all fruits being mentioned on it. Summer is the only time when you can enjoy fresh home-made mango juice.

 

How to Make Mango Juice

Ingredients

  • Ripe mangoes (2)
  • Chilled Water (1 cup)
  • Sugar (as per your taste)
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Peel and cut the mangoes into small pieces.
  2. Blend them with water and sugar.
  3. Run the mixture through a sieve.
  4. Add ice cubes and serve chilled.

ICED TEA

After water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world, especially Pakistan. Iced tea can reduce the risk of heart diseases, keeps you hydrated, and contains many antioxidants. In warmer weather, having your tea iced is a great way to acquire the same benefits all year round.

 

How to Make Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • Water (2 cups)
  • Tea bags ( flavoured as per your choice)
  • Ice cube
  • Lemon juice ( 1 small cup)
  • Sugar ( 1 teaspoon)

Method

  1. Bring two cups of water to boil.
  2. Pour two tea bags of your choice into water. Brew it light or strong as per your liking.
  3. Now, remove the tea bags and sweeten to taste.
  4. Throw some ice cubes or refrigerate it.

 

LASSI

Lassi
Top it Off With Some Almonds, it Will Enhance the Looks as Well as Add the Crunch to Your Drink

Often known as the oldest smoothie in the world, lassi is a healing and refreshing drink made from yogurt, water, and different spices.  Apart from being a refreshing summer drink, this oh-so-satisfying drink has many benefits. It is full of probiotics, which means it is good for digestion and has a lot of essential nutrients including proteins, calcium, and potassium.

 

How to Make Lassi

Ingredients

  • Chilled curd (2 cups)
  • Milk (2 cups)
  • Water (½ cup)
  • Sugar ( as per your taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • Chopped dry fruits (optional)

Method

  1. Mix the curd till it becomes smooth.
  2. Add chilled water and milk to reach the consistency you like.
  3. Add sugar/salt to it.
  4. Top it off with some rose petals or chopped dry fruit (optional).

COLD COFFEE

Leave Coffee Beans in Cold Water for 24 hours

People around the globe swear on coffee and how it’s the only thing capable of waking them up in the morning. But in summers, a hot cup of coffee can be a little too much for your body. So, a cup of cold coffee could be the perfect combination of something delicious and icy, while having the same potential of keeping your alert.

 

How to Make Cold Coffee

Ingredients

  • Milk (2 cups)
  • Coffee (2 teaspoons)
  • Fresh cream (2 tablespoons)
  • Honey (1 teaspoon)
  • Vanilla ice cream (2 tablespoons)
  • Ice cubes

Method

  1. Put ice cubes in the blender, and add coffee, milk, honey, cream and about two tablespoons of ice cream.
  2. Blend it, take some ice cubes and then pour it in glasses.
  3.  Put a scoop of vanilla (optional).

 

COCONUT WATER

Coconut Water
Coconut Water Tastes Best When you Drink it Fresh From Coconut

It may be the healthiest natural drink you can have on a hot summer day.  It forms naturally in the fruit and contains 94% water and very little fat. Coconut water is a lot more than just a dose of electrolytes and sugar. It is an excellent source of several nutrients and contains many antioxidants. You can buy it from stalls. It is also readily available in stores as well. Just be sure to avoid products with added sugar.

 

FRUIT SMOOTHIES

Smoothies can serve as a cold, creamy, delicious meal-in-a-glass on a hot summer day. Since smoothies are full of fresh fruits and sometimes vegetable, the options are endless. Our recipe contains fruit juice or honey to up the pleasantness, but if you’re looking to cut added sugar from your diet, you can nix those ingredients.

 

How to Make Fruit smoothies

Ingredients

  • Banana (sliced)
  • Yogurt (2 cups)
  • Honey ( 1 tablespoon)
  • Ginger (optional)

Method

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until it becomes smooth and creamy. Add ice depending on temperature preference.
  2. Frozen bananas work best in smoothies. Peel, slice in half, and place in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer overnight.
  3. Add more vegetables and other fruits to increase nutritional benefits.

Now that you’re armed with a list of summer drinks to keep you cool, we’re sure you’d be able to keep your taste buds happy and satisfied. Anyway, cheers and happy hydration!

Delhi Style Butter Chicken

A simple and detailed recipe for a delicious dish! Try the Delhi-Style Butter Chicken and enjoy it with family.

 

Ingredients

  • 800g boneless and skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • coriander leaves, finely sliced red onion, sliced green or red chilli, naan bread or basmati rice, and chutney, to serve

 

For the marinade

  • 120g Greek yogurt
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp turmeric

 

 

For the sauce

  • 1kg ripe vine or plum tomatoes

thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled, half grated and half finely chopped

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-2 tsp chilli powder
  • 80g butter, diced
  • 2 green chillies, cut lengthways
  • 75ml single cream, plus a drizzle to serve
  • 5-6 dried fenugreek leaves, crushed between your fingers (optional)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp sugar

 

For the spiced butter (optional)

  • 3 tbsp ghee (see below) or butter
  • 2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 dried whole Kashmiri chilli
  • 6-8 dried curry leaves

 

Method

  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together in a large mixing bowl with 1½ tsp salt. Add the chicken pieces and mix together until well-coated, then cover the bowl and chill for 1 hr or overnight in the fridge.

 

  1. Heat the oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. Transfer the chicken pieces to a large baking tray(discard any remaining marinade), and cook for 10-15 mins. Turn the pieces after 10 mins so they colour evenly on both sides. The chicken doesn’t need to be completely cooked through at this point as it will cook for a few more mins in the sauce.

 

  1. Meanwhile, for the sauce, slice the tomatoes in half and put in a large pan in a single layer with 125ml water, the grated ginger, garlic, cardamom, cloves and bay leaf. Simmer, covered, until the tomatoes have completely disintegrated, about 20-25 mins. Remove the whole spices and blend the tomato mixture with a stick blender, then pass it through a sieve to make a smooth purée. Return to a clean pan, add the chilli powder and simmer for 12-15 mins. It should slowly begin to thicken. When the sauce turns glossy, add the chicken pieces and any of the reserved roasting juices from the tray.
  2. Slowly stir in the butter, a couple of pieces at a time, and simmer for 6-8 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Add the chopped ginger, green chillies and cream, then simmer for a min or two longer, taking care that the sauce doesn’t split. Stir in 1 tsp salt, fenugreek leaves, if using, and the garam masala, then check the seasoning, adjust if necessary, then add the sugar. In a separate pan, warm all the ingredients for the spiced butter, if using, until the seeds start to pop (see below). Spoon over the curry, scatter with the coriander, onion, chilli, and a drizzle more cream, if using. Serve with naan, pilau rice and chutney.