The sweltering heat is getting out of hand. Experts are calling it one of the hottest summers of recent times and while nothing about the present times seems quite right, one can always look for things to cheer one up from time to time. Summer also comes with a range of yummy and delicious delicacies. In North, most of these delicacies celebrate seasonal fruits that appear only briefly through the year. From spicy to tangy, to chilly and to outright indulgent, there is no dearth of ‘summer specials’ in North India – here are some of our favourites.
6 North Indian Summer Recipes That Rule Our Heart
1. Kulle Ki Chaat
A unique chaat made with fresh fruits and vegetables that are hollowed out from centre and filled with yummy pomegranate and chickpea filling topped with chaat masala and fresh lemon juice. You can use summer fruits like watermelons to make this chaat. Here’s a recipe.
2. Matka Malai Kulfi
It is almost impossible to think of Indian summer without some creamy kulfi. There are many kinds of kulfis that often leaves us spoilt for choice (not that we are complaining), but off late we are obsessed with this mataka malai kulfi for its sheer creaminess. Here is the recipe.
3. Aam Ki Chutney
This sweet and tangy chutney can spruce up just about any meal. It is fuss-free, easy to make, store. It is a hit among kids too. Here is the recipe of the classic relish that already made you drool.
4. Bael Sharbat
Bael (or wood apple) is a super bulky and nutritious fruit that is often used to make a sharbat or a sweet beverage. This cool sherbet is a commonplace on Delhi’s streets. Here’s how you can make it at home.
5. Aam Panna
From one classic summer cooler to another, aam panna is a zestful, sweet and tangy drunk made with king of fruits – Mango. You can add some more freshness to your drink by adding a few mint leaves. Here is a lovely recipe.
So, what are you waiting for? Try these recipes and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.