#1. Healthy Summer Recipes

“I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.”

-Kellie Elmore

But the warmth and humidity might make you exhausted if you don’t have proper meals. Here I’ll share some healthy recipes you can try this summer.

  1. Sambharam/morum vellam /spiced buttermilk

This is one of the most refreshing, healthy and easy to make summer drink. Sambharam always comes to my rescue during hot summers.

Prep time: 5 min

Calorie : 80 per serving

Recipe cruisine : Kerala

Ingredients required

  1. Thick Curd – 2 cups chilled
  2. Water – 1 cup
  3. Salt – to taste
  4. Green Chilli – 1
  5. Curry Leaves – a small sprig
  6. Ginger – 1/2 tsp finely chopped

Preparation

Add water to curd and whisk it well.Chop curry leaves,ginger and green chillies finely and add it to the buttermilk.Add salt.Whisk it well and serve.

Can be served anytime,you can also have it after lunch.

Benefits

  1. Thirst-Quencher
  2. Lowers body temperature
  3. Keeps you COOL and revitilized
  4. Reduces acidity
  5. Helps in weight loss by improving metabolism
  6. Improves digestion
  7. Instant energy💪
  8. And many more benefits of buttermilk….

If you intend to try any of the recipes that I mentioned in this post let it be this.😊

2. Raw Mango Rice

Got some raw mangoes ? Well you don’t have to wait for it to ripe. Try this recipe.

Recipe Cruisine :Andra Pradesh

Prep time : 40 min

Calories : 270

Preparation

First cook the rice.Keep it aside to cool down slightly. Meanwhile wash and peel the raw mango. Grate it and measure it to 1 cup. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds. Let them pop.

Then add chana dal and peanuts. Make sure that heat is medium-low. Roast them with stirring constantly till they become brown in color.Then add urad dal and roast it till light brown. Add dry red chili and curry leaves. Fry it for 15 seconds.Add ginger paste and green chili. Saute for 30 seconds. Then add turmeric powder and hing. Immediately add grated mango and salt. Mix it and Cook it for 2 minutes or till the mango get cooked and tender. Add coconut and mix it.Cook it for a minute so coconut gets roasted. Then add cooked rice.Mix it very gently so rice grains don’t break. Mix it till everything get incorporated well and rice get yellow color. Cook it for 2-3 minutes or till rice get heated through. Then turn off the stove and it is ready to serve.

Serving suggestion: Serve raw mango rice as a light meal with papad chips or pickle.

Served as :Lunch

Benefits :
Benefits of raw mangoes :

  1. Treating blood disorders
  2. Help with indigestion and constipation problems
  3. Prevents dehydration
  4. Rich in antioxidants
  5. A full belly and a happy heart 🙂
  6. You can make use of raw mangoes that you get this summer 🙂

Hope you try them. Will come up with more such recipes next week.

No one is born a great cook,one learns by doing.

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