Coconut water is not only delicious and full of health benefits, but also has excellent cooling properties. Readily available, especially in southern India, this should be a staple of anyone’s summer diet.
Aam ka panna
Since mangoes are available only in the summer, the Indians know how to make full use of the fruit. This includes making aam ka Paana raw mango. This spicy drink full of ice and a mixture of other juices is perfect for a summer afternoon.
Butter milk (chach)
Curd, in general, is an excellent coolant. Make a good, light serum with it, full of spice and lots of ice and keep cool and hydrated throughout the day.
You must be having a lot of this crisp, juicy fruit throughout the summer to stay cool and healthy. Besides being delicious, it is also full of antioxidants which are very good for you
Fresh lime & water (nimboo paani)
How can we let go of the old Nimboo pani, the staple of homes and restaurants around the country? Although several versions and mixes are available, it is best to have a good pani Nimboo cooled with salt, pepper and a little sugar to keep calm.
Properties of tears despite induction onions are an excellent refrigerant. Add a raw onion to your food on a hot summer day and may even protect against heat stroke. Just remember to keep some mints handy for later!
Gulkand (rose petals extract)
Gulkand, also known as rose jam is made from the extract of rose petals and has amazing cooling properties. If gulkand is difficult to achieve, you could even try a sorbet as rooh-afzah roses.
Stay as cool as a cucumber! This vegetable crisp, full of water and lots of fiber is very refreshing and should add to your meals as much as possible.
Kokum, which is used extensively in Gujarat and Konkan cooking for its spicy flavors also considered very healthy and has great cooling benefits. Use it as a substitute for tamarind in their food.
Peppermint is a cooling herb that can take many forms. Add to your food while cooking, have it as a chutney or just add to your drinking water for a subtle flavor.