The summer heat is fully underway, and you most definitely need to cool off with some iced drinks! There are a host of recipes to pick from, and it may be rather tough to select just one! We’ve rounded up 5 drinks for you which can be easily made at home with jeera powder to add a zing. Cold fruit juice or chilled lemonade can be refreshing, but let’s face it; sometimes you crave something that’s fun, creative and different! The jeera (cumin) shines through all these recipes and is the real show-stopper of the drink!
Get ready to beat the summer heat with some refreshing and flavorful jeera-based cool drinks that will take your summer beverage game to the next level! These simple and delightful recipes are here to quench your thirst and add a twist to your summer routine.
- Jal Jeera: Give a refreshing spin to your classic lemonade with jal jeera! This tangy and zesty drink gets its unique flavor from roasted and powdered jeera, a hint of pepper, and a dash of rock salt. Add a few fresh mint leaves for that extra burst of freshness. Elevate your jal jeera experience with Tata Rock Salt and, if you're feeling adventurous, add a splash of club soda. This easy-to-make brew strikes the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and tart.
- Tamarind Cooler: Uncover the hidden gem from Rajasthan - the tamarind cooler or Imli ka Amlana. This delightful drink combines tamarind, black salt, roasted spices (including jeera), and mint leaves. It's a symphony of sweet, sharp, sour, tangy, and spicy flavors that will cool you down in the scorching summer heat. Prepare to impress your guests with this unique and delicious cooler.
- Chaas: Nothing screams summer louder than a chilled glass of chaas (buttermilk). This satisfying drink strikes the perfect balance between sweet and acidic flavors. Just mix dahi (yogurt), a dash of salt, and a hint of sugar, and you're good to go! Customize your chaas by adding chopped coriander, mint, Tata Sampann Chaat Masala, and a sprinkle of jeera powder to enhance the flavors. It's the ultimate refreshing beverage for a hot summer day.
- Ragi Ambali: Experience the cooling effect of this traditional millet-based drink loved across Karnataka. Ragi ambali promises immediate refreshment and rejuvenation when you're feeling exhausted from the sweltering heat. Serve it chilled with a sprinkle of jeera powder for an added touch of flavor.
Staying hydrated is crucial during the summer months. Remember to always keep a bottle of water with you when you're out and have a jug of these refreshing drinks waiting for you when you return home. Embrace the flavors of summer and stay refreshed!
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