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 Cool Lunch suggestions for a hot day

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Cool Lunch suggestions for a hot day

Stepping into the kitchen is not a pleasant task in the summer. Who enjoys standing over a hot stove when the temperature is soaring? If cooking a hot meal isn’t bad enough, the thought of eating it is even more off putting when all you want to do is relax in a cool place with nice cold drink.

Here is a refreshing menu that requires little or minimal cooking. You can stay deliciously cool while you prepare a satisfying, substantial lunch that will delight the family. The ingredients are ideal for summer – fruit, greens and yoghurt are light on the stomach and ideal for a hot day. Try your hand at creating this sensational summer menu!

We present you with options for Drinks, Salads, Raitas, Rice and Desserts.
Our favourites are for drinks try Sweet Punjabi Lassi, for salads try Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salad in A Mint Dressing, for raita try Mooli and Fruit Raita, for rice the ever popular Curd Rice and finally an awesome quick dessert of Quick Nutella Mousse which is loved by both kids and adults.

Cool Lunch Suggestions For A Hot Day

 by Tarla Dalal
This refreshing drink has a nice texture, which is quite unlike any juice you have ever had before. Coconut Water with Coconut Meat has a pulpy texture, and when served chilled, it tingles your taste buds with the mildly-sweet but electrifying flavour, which is unique to coconut water. C ....
 by Tarla Dalal
The secret to making perfect Lassi lies in the curds. If the curds are loosely set or sour, you will just not get it right. So, the first step is to put the curds into the refrigerator as soon as it sets, so that after some time it will be thick and luscious, with a fresh flavour that is just perfec ....
What a dynamic, punchy flavour this salad has! Indeed, with the vibrant flavours of miscellaneous fruits and vegetables and the tingling taste of a minty dressing, this salad is an exciting treat for the palate. A dash of honey gives the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salad in Mint Dressing a pleas ....
 by Tarla Dalal
Kale is a tasty variety of cabbage, which is commonly used in salads and sandwiches across the globe. Nowadays, it is available in specialty stores and supermarkets in India too. This delicious Kale and Apple Salad combines the unique flavour and texture of kale leaves with crunchy strips of a ....
 by Tarla Dalal
The Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes is a vibrant gastronomic treat, that is visually very appealing too. The bowl features a splash of colours like green and red, and a burst of flavours from black salt, onions and tomatoes. The raita is so simple to make, yet tastes very refreshing. It has ....
Radish is a vegetable that we tend to associate with parathas and subzis, and rarely with raitas . Ev ....
In South India, the Kheer and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
 by Tarla Dalal
A hassle-free lunch-box option, lemon rice is a favourite with young and old alike in southern india! lemon adds the tanginess, while the tempering imparts the aroma to this simple rice delicacy.
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy mousse that will steal everybody’s hearts with its strikingly good looks and fabulous taste. Just two ingredients – Nutella and whipped cream, a few minutes’ time, and a bit of tactful arrangement in the glass, and before you know it, you will have prepared an awesome dessert th ....
 by Tarla Dalal
This Quick Pineapple Mousse stands out, not just for its vibrant taste and pleasant colour, but its obvious simplicity too. This elegant dessert is really easy and quick to make but is sure to steal everybody’s heart with its creamy mouth-feel and fruity flavour. Just mix, chill, garnish and ....
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Cool Lunch suggestions for a hot day
 on 13 Jun 17 11:29 AM

Though Monsoon is arrived in India, yet Delhi has very hot days. Eating any delhi meals is not advisable. Tarla Ji has given good collection of meals we can have during these days. Especially Lime rice,raitas or curd rice in south Indian style. And Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes I liked very much I had during my yesterday dinner. Thanks Tarla Ji & team for such wonderful recipes.