Refreshing Drinks For Indian Summers

Summer is the hottest season of the year. From March to June, it is the hottest season due to scorching heat. During this time, the summer is spread throughout India with heat wave in the air. Hot winds and bright sun are something that everyone wants to escape from.

People try to chill and relax throughout the summer season. In this article, we will share with you top Indian beverages that will be refreshing for summers.

  • Nimbu Pani


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    This is a popular drink of India. In North India and Pakistan, it is known as Shikanji. Shikanji/Lemonade is made with Lemon Juice with a combination of ginger juice, ice and water. It also contains ingredients like roasted cumin powder, mint juice and black salt.

  • Jaljeera


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    This is a spicy Indian drink that is used as an appetiser or a drink. It is very famous drink of North India.

  • Chaas


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    The drink is prepared with yogurt. It is very popular throughout India. It can be flavoured with ginger, mint, curry leaves and cumin powder. Another variation of the drink is mint chaas.

  • Pina Colada


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    This is a very popular western drink. This creamy and tropical drink is great for Caribbean and Hawaiian parties.

  • Cold Coffee


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    Cold Coffee is a great beverage for hot summers. This is a sweet, chocolatey and refreshing drink.

  • Thandai


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    The meaning of the word “thandai” is “thanda”, which means “cool”. It is a traditional drink that is prepared in North India and is very popular. It is prepared by mixing spices, dry-fruits and seeds.

  • Mango Lassi


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    This is a very popular drink that is prepared with mango. The mango that is added should have smooth pulp rather than fibrous.

  • Falooda


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    This a popular beverage for summer. It is prepared with rose syrup, milk, falooda, sabja seeds, ice cream and dry fruits. Some other types of falooda include kulfi falooda, mango falooda, strawberry falooda and kesar pista falooda.

  • Mango Mastani


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    This is a thick mango milk shake with ice cream on the top. Some other mango recipes include mango mousse, mango cheesecake, mango muffins, mango panna cota, mango kulfi and mango ice cream.

  • Pomegranate Juice


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    Pomegranate juice is a very healthy juice. It is easy to prepare and is refreshing during summers.

  • Piyush


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    This smooth and creamy beverage is very popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra. It is similar to lassi but is creamier, thicker and sweeter.

  • Nannari


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    This is a very cooling drink. It is an excellent summer drink. The drink also helps in purification of blood and improves digestion.

Top 10 Delicious Dishes of Delhi

Two things that really stand out for Delhiites are the city’s mouth-watering food and rich history. Delhi has a diversity of cultures and races. The city is filled with a variety of cuisines. You may go to Chandni Chowk or Majnu ka Tilla. You will find that Delhi is filled with culinary delights. In this article, we give you top 10 dishes of Delhi.

You may be expecting a healthy morning breakfast or a meal or even a late night snack, Parathas are on top of the list when we talk about favorite food of Delhi. You can choose from a plain paratha or you can use a stuffing of your choice like keema, eggs, potatoes, radish, cauliflower or last night’s left over dal. You have a lot of options.

 Places where you can try the dish: Parathe wali gali (Chandni Chowk), Moolchand Parathe Wala

Delhi street food has a variety that is unmatched. There is a special attraction of eating on the streets of Delhi. Chandni Chowk is considered to be the Street Food Capital of Delhi.

Places where you can try the dish: Bittu Tikki Wala(Karol Bagh), Daulat Ki Chaat(Chandni Chowk), Natraj Dahi Bhalle Wala(Chandni Chowk), UPSC building(Shahjahan Road)

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken originated in 1950s at Moti Mahal Restaurant of Daryaganj. Moti Mahal was famous for its Tandoori Chicken. The cooks there accidently tossed the chicken into sauce consisting of tomato, butter and chicken juices. And that is how this dish originated. Today, this dish can be found in every restaurant or dhaba. It is best consumed with naan or rice.

Places where you can try the dish: Moti Mahal(Daryaganj), Havemore(Pandara Road)

  • Kebabs

Delhiites are very lucky because of the Mughals that left their culture and cuisine. One of the dishes they are thankful for is Kebabs. Kebabs are available on food stalls and can be delivered to your car. Or can be enjoyed in a fine dining restaurant. Try this popular dish and you will be hooked with it.

Places where you can try the dish: Ghalib Kebab Corner(Nizamuddin), Alkakori Alkauser(R K Puram), Ustad Moinuddin Kebabs(Lal Kuan), Salim Kebabs(Khan Market), Aap Ki Khatir(SDA)

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This dish is best enjoyed in an empty stomach. It is rich, spicy and heavy. You will find this dish on the breakfast menu across the capital. This dish can be found at all the food points of the capital. May it be restaurants or local joints. It is generally accompanied with Lassi and is very popular among Delhiites.

Places where you can try the dish: Chache Di Hatti(Kamla Nagar), Sitaram Diwan Chand(Paharganj)

One of the favorite dishes of Mughal Emperors, Biryani has been a favorite dish for ages. This dish is prepared in an earthen pot. The lid is sealed with dough and the flavors, spices and aromas are soaked in it. The biryani is available all over Delhi including, road side dhabas, commercial chains, five-star hotels and Sufi shrines.

Places where you can try the dish: Dum Pukht(ITC Maurya), Al KakoriAl Kauser(R K Puram), Deez Biryani & Kebabs(Defence Colony)


When you enter Old Delhi, you can’t escape the aroma of this region’s signature dish, Nihari. This slow cooked meat is served along with tandoori rotis or khameeri rotis. This dish used to be a favorite among royal families in the past.

Places where you can try the dish: Karim’s(near Jama Masjid), Bara Hindu Road

Kathi Rolls
Although the Kathi rolls of Kolkata are famous but Delhi has delicious variants of its own. This dish is available almost everywhere including street stalls, supermarkets and even the posh restaurants of Delhi. Kathi rolls are a great option for the Delhiites.

Places where you can try the dish: Khan Chacha(Khan Market), Qureshi Kabab Corner(South Extension-II), Nizam’s(Connaught Place)


This is one of the most popular snacks of Delhi. It is present in the office complexes, cocktail parties and even birthdays. The momos vendor is present outside every office building, market place and housing area. These dumplings are very tasty and are available in non-vegetarian and vegetarian variants.

Places where you can try the dish: Sikkim House(Panchsheel Market), Nagaland Food Stall(Dilli Haat), Cafe Brown Sugar(GK market), Yashwant Complex(Chanakya Puri), Majnu ka Tilla(North Campus).

  • Desserts

A wide variety of desserts is offered in Delhi. They are a must have after a meal. Ranging from Jalebis to Rabri Falooda, different variants of Kulfis, Aam Papad and the mouth-watering Motichoor Ladoo.

Places where you can try the dish: The famous Jalebiwala of Chandni Chowk, Giani di Hatti (Chandni Chowk), Big Chill Cafe(Khan Market), Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfiwala(Chandni Chowk), Ghantewala Halwai(Chandni Chowk)

10 Indian Cold-Drinks For Summers

Summer is at our doorsteps. And it’s the season of cold drinks. We always like branded aerated cold-drinks that are easily available in the market. But, we Indians are becoming health conscious day by day. There are substitutes available for these regular cold drinks in the form of Indian drinks. We will discuss these special drinks in this article.

  • Falooda:Falooda is a beverage that is very popular in India. It is made by mixing rose syrup, psyllium, vermicelli, tapioca pearls and gelatin with water/milk.



Falooda Recipe


  • Jal Jeera: Jaljeera is a fresh and delightful drink for summers. It is very delicious and helps in digestion and provides relief.

Jal Jeera


Jal-Jeera Recipe

  • Iced Tea: When summers are at the peak, then the best drink is iced tea. For flavoring, you can use cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, tulsi and nutmeg. Mango Juice, lemon, orange juice, pineapple juice can also be used for flavoring.

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Iced-Tea Recipe

  • Phalsa Sharbat: Durng scorching heat, Phalsa juice tastes great. It is very famous in UP. The size of Phalsa is half the size of jamun. It is very beneficial and the juice prepared with phalsa is delicious.

Phalsa Sharbat


Phalsa Sharbat Recipe

  • Aam Ka Panna: Aam ka panna is one of the best drink for scorching heat. The recipe can also be made with concentrated Mango.

Aam Ka Panna


Aam Ka Panna Recipe

  • Khajoor(Dates) Shake: Khajoor shake is very nutritious and delicious. The shake contains proteins, sugar, vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals and proteins. It can be made with cold milk in summers and warm milk in winters. It protects you from cough and cold.

Khajoor Shake

Khajoor Shake Recipe

  • Gulab Sharbat: During extreme heat, Rose Sharbat can help in cooling mind and body.

Gulab Sharbat

Gulab Sharbat Recipe

  • Musk Melon Milkshake: A seasonal fruit for summer, Musk melon juice is a great relief during hot weather. It may not be as popular as Mango shake but it tastes really good.
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Musk Melon Milkshake Recipe

  • Bel(Wood apple squash): There are different types of soft drinks available in the market but none is as good as the wood apple squash which can be made at home. If you drink it in the morning, you will not be affected by sunstroke.

Bel Sharbat

Wood Apple Squash Recipe

  • Watermelon Juice: Watermelon juice is a cooling drink for summers. It is very rich in anti-oxidants and is a good source of potassium. It is also good for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and colon cancer.

Watermelon Juice


Watermelon Juice Recipe