Nimma Aaku Tho Majjiga or Green buttermilk is prepared-most during summer season to beat the heat. Majjiga is a Telugu word for Buttermilk; also known linguistically as - Majjige in Kannada, Mor / Moru in Malayalam and Tamil, Chaas / Chaanch in Hindi, Phana Taak / Mattha in Marathi, Takra in Sanskrit and so on. Buttermilk is a staple drink and most commonly consumed in the southern region of country through-out all the seasons. This is an open secret that buttermilk is natural, . This Buttermilk drink is prepared by beating yogurt and blending spices with it.
Paniyaram is addictive breakfast dish from Southern India. Its has got various names and cooked in wide varieties, such as - Kuzhi Paniyaram, which is prepared in both salt and sweet version and the sweet Paniyarams are cooked by adding jaggery, coconut and flavored with cardamom in Tamilnadu, India, and in Gods own country Kerala it is Unniyapam, belended with mashed bananas and grated coconut for the people with sweet-tooth. This dainty delicacy is known as Gunta Pongadaalu / Gunta Ponganalu / Gunta Punugulu in Andhra Pradesh and Appe / Guliappa / Gulittu / Paddu in Karnataka, India. The spicy Paniyaram can also have sautéed onions and green chilies mixed with the batter for that extra yummy taste.
Frappe is a frothy super chilled cold coffee with chocolate flavor. This is a cool refresher during any day especially for coffee lovers. The fresh Coffee powder is used to get the coffee decoction (liquid extract of coffee beans) using traditional filter that resembles two cylindrical containers, one of which has a perforated bottom that nests into the top of the "tumbler" container, leaving ample room underneath to receive the brewed coffee.
Ice Gola or Ice Candy are not unknown to any of us and as we know, Ice Gola is ice-based summer-dessert made by shaving / crushing a block of ice. The Ice Gola can be molded in any shape as desired, however these are best available in conical / cylindrical shape. This universally loved ice dessert known by variety of names, like - Hawaiians call this 'Shave Ice'/'Ice Shave'; Indians most famously call Gola or Chuskis. Though lot of flavors and colors make this Golas very tempting but vital thing is to make sure that the colors are natural. I recommend, the colorful flavored sweet syrups to be made with your choice of flavors depending upon the seasonal availability, such as guava, pineapple, coconut cream, passion fruit, kiwi fruit, Blackberry, rose, mango etc. The tangy and aromatic flavors in the syrups make Ice Gola delicious & lip-smacking in every bite. The Gola or Shaved ice is generally served in a conical paper, plastic cup or sometimes served in mugs / glasses topped-up with multiple flavors, including with milk cream called "malai Gola".
Rose Milk - as the name suggest is a mix of Milk and Rose Syrup. Rose Milk has a mild rosy-flavor that makes lovely summer-time drink. This cool-drink can have a calming effect thereby reducing stress and anxiety. For many, this flowery scent cool-drink may give nostalgic kick with that extra soothing effect; that is no where compared to the modern colas.
Lemon Melon Drink is a combination of Melon fruit, Lemon Citrus fruit combined together with jaggery for that enhanced sweet taste and a hint of cardamom powder is added for that extra fine flavor. This is a perfect summer drink, which helps to take care of fluid loss from our body which is caused due to scorching heat. This drink is tasty & healthy with fruity aroma, pulp and tangy-sweet taste; this is what you are offered in every sip that you gulp.
Watermelon - Mint Cooler is a natural refreshing cool drink to kick-start your day or pep yourself up from the scorching sun. This thirst-quenching fruit drink is given a twist with dash of mint and lemon making it soothing to parched throats. This Watermelon-Mint Cooler is without any added sweetener giving an elaborate healthy taste of nature's sweetness in every sip along with fresh herbs to rejuvenate your body and mind.
Thandai is refreshing drink to beat the scorching summer heat! This milk-based, energy-drink is prepared from mixture of dry fruits such as - Almonds, Melon seeds, Poppy seeds, and flavored with Pepper, Rose essence, Cardamom and Fennel seeds. Finally the Saffron infuses heavenly flavor, taste and color to its perfection.
Mirchi Bajji is a street food usually found in South Indian chaat corners and also places like hill stations this is a common sight and great temptation. Street food vendors at the beach sides of Chennai, including Marina and Golden beach also serves these hot-hot Mirchi Bajji to all the tourist, giving their taste-buds a unique spicy treat. Though there are loads of other street foods available but among them Mirch Bhajjis with extraordinary flavor is inviting to one & all and can hold to be a snack-of-the-day in any get-together or in-house parties. Usually in South India, people prefer spicy food, so the Mirchi Bahjji also goes well as a side dish with any favorite rice meal. On the streets of south India, Mirchi Bhajji is also known as Melaga Bajji / Mirapakaaya Bajji / Menasinakaayi Bajji to name a few.
Bhutte Ka Kees is a Chaat recipe synonymous to the Indore city, which is the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Bhutte Ka Kees is a season dish prepared when fresh corn is available. 'Butte' means corn and Kees refers to the grated part. Authentically this corn kennels from the cob are grated and then proceeded with the recipe. But nowadays the corn in frozen way is available all through the year at all places. In this case, the corn kernels can be blended coarsely and then considered in the recipe. These grated corn is tempered with mustard seeds and spiced with green chilies. To retain the moisture in the corn after tempering, chopped onions are used here though this also adds taste to the whole dish. Grated coconut is garnished in Bhutte Ka Kees, which adds mildly sweet taste with the herby flavor of chopped coriander leaves topped over the nutritional corn dish.