Being a tropical country, India can experience the summer longer than several other countries around the world. Here the summer season lasts at least four months a year – from March to June. However, we mostly get to see the worst side of it. Extreme sweat, dehydration, indigestion, pimples, hair loss and more, the scorching heat during the summers can wreak havoc on our entire body. So much so that we all experience constant irritation in our mind and body throughout the day. Still, many of us eagerly await the summer season. Everyone wondered why? Maybe it’s because of the delicious fruits that the season brings.
In India, during the summer, we find an extensive range of delicious fruits, spoiling us with choices. Mango, watermelon, lychee, plum, plum, kokum et al – each of these fruits is juicy, fleshy and provides us with energy and nourishment. Summer fruits are also super hydrating, making them ideal for maintaining water balance in our bodies and boosting immunity against various seasonal diseases. You can eat these fruits raw or make them into moisturizing coolers.
Here we bring you five of our favorite summer chiller (or sharbat) recipes prepared with the popular summer fruits available in India. Let’s walk you through these delicious and moisturizing recipes. Look.
Here are 5 Sharbat recipes made with summer fruits:
Mangoes (or aam) define summer for most of us. It’s meaty, juicy and tastes oh so delicious. You can also enjoy aam when it is crunchy and raw. One of our favorite raw mango recipes is aam panna. Made with raw mango, mint leaves, roasted cumin, black salt, sugar and ice, this drink is tangy, flavorful and leaves a soothing effect on our palate every time. Here we have a quick and easy aam panna recipe for you. Click here.
Phalsa, also called black currant, is a small red-black fruit that is mainly available on the market in May-June. It has a sweet and sour taste and loads you up with a good amount of antioxidants, vitamin C and more. Here we have a recipe for phalsa sharbat that contains lemon, sugar, mint and ice, adding a perfect balance of sweet and sour to your palate. Click here for the recipe.
Aloo Bukhara Sharbat:
Another popular sweet and sour fruit available during the summer season is aloo bukhara (or plum). Plum has a rich red outside and juicy translucent pulp inside. It is fortified with vitamin C, beta-carotene and several anti-inflammatory properties that make prunes an ideal fruit to include in your summer diet. Here we have a popular aloo bukhara recipe for you that also contains the goodness of imli. Click here for the aloo Bukhara-imli sharbat recipe.
Have you ever tried this delicious desi smoothie? Made with bael (or wood apple), this drink is healthy, satisfying and can benefit our gut health in multiple ways, including fighting problems like indigestion, constipation et al. Bael also enriches you with vitamins A, B and C that help reduce inflammation. help fight in the body. Click here for the delicious bael panna recipe.
Kokum, a popular fruit in the Konkan region of India, has a beautiful dark purple color and belongs to the mangosteen family of fruits. Available throughout the summer season, it charges you with antioxidants to fight free radicals in the body. One of the most popular kokum based recipes is kokum sharbat. It’s flavorful, hydrating and cools you down in no time. Click here for the kokum sharbat recipe.
Now that you’ve got your hands on the delicious summer cooler recipes, we suggest you prepare them one by one and enjoy the season to the fullest.