Simple and Quick Summer Coolers
It's summer time and the temperatures are considerably above normal.Summer is also the time for some refreshing and chilling coolers.How do you beat the scorching heat?Do you prefer aerated cold drinks or make fresh and healthy coolers at home?
Come and explore some refreshing and healthy coolers that are all natural-yes,without any preservatives.

Healthy Ragi Drink:
You  will need-
Ragi flour-2 tablespoons
Water-1.5 cups
Buttermilk-3Cups(See recipe below)
Salt-1.5 teaspoons
Green chilli-1finely chopped(optional)
Onion-1/2 finely chopped

Method-

  • In a pan dry roast the ragi flour stirring it constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Take another boil 1.5 cups of water and add salt and turn the flame off and add ragi flour.It is very important that you keep stirring the ragi flour after mixing it with water.Make sure there are no lumps formed.Cool it.
  • Mix the buttermilk and add chopped green chillies and onion.
  • Slowly pour the ragi mix into the buttermilk stirring it constantly.Do nor pour all the ragi mix at one time.Do it little by little.
  • Serve chilled.



 Refreshing Thirst Quenching Nimboo Paani(Fresh lime juice):
This cooler can be made either with salt or sugar.
You  will need-
Fresh Lime-2Nos
Salt-2 teaspoon/Sugar-3 teaspoon
Water-3cups

Method-

  • Wash and cut the lime and squeeze the juice out with a squeezer or with hand into a glass.If you are doing it without a squeezer then make sure you take out all the seeds from the lime.
  • Add salt/sugar according to your taste.
  • Stir it properly till the salt/sugar dissolves.
  • Serve it chilled or just have it right away! 


Taste of Simple Homemade Buttermilk (Chhachh):
You  will need-
Low-fat curd-3cups
Salt-1.5 teaspoons
Ginger-very small piece finely chopped-1/4 teaspoon
White Pepper-a pinch(optional)
Finely chopped coriander leaves

Method-

  • Blend  the curd along with salt and ginger.Pour into a glass and add a pinch of white pepper on top.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve chilled.


Carrot Surprise:
You  will need-
Carrots- 2-3 medium size
Sugar-2-3 tablespoons
Almonds-3
Milk-2.5 cups

Method-

  • Wash the carrots properly and peel the skin out.
  • Grate the carrots with a grater.
  • Soak the almonds in water for 20 min.
  • Boil the milk and cool it.
  • In a pan saute the grated carrots for 10-15 minutes stirring it constantly till the raw smell of carrots disappears.Let it cool.
  • In a blender add the grated carrots,sugar,almonds and milk and blend to make a fine smoothie.
  • Pour it into a bowl and refrigerate it for 1 hour
  • Serve chilled.


Watermelon Ice Pops:

You  will need-
De-seeded watermelon-1
Honey-2-3 tablespoons
Lime juice-2teaspoon
Milk-4-5 tablespoon
Ice pop mold

Method-

  • Cut the De-seeded watermelon and put in a blender along with lime juice and milk-blend to make a fine smooth puree.
  • Pour the puree into a bowl -add honey and  mix properly.
  • Pour this into the ice pop molds and deep freeze it for 6-7 hours. 

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