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Ravinder Malik Jun 05 2014

Which are the famous summer cooler drinks in India?

Jigyasha Prasad Jun 05 2014
7 people found this answer useful Useful ?Yes

Try out these famous summer cooler drinks in India and chill. Here’s our cool list:

1. Jal Jeera

The super refreshing Jal jeera is made mainly from lemon juice, mint leaves and cumin seeds with some sugar and salt. It is the standard summer cooler drink in most cities of India.

2. Sugarcane Juice

This sweet and refreshing beverage made from freshly pressed sugarcane is a favourite in most part of Punjab, especially Chandigarh. Traditionally served with a squeeze of lime and a bit of ginger, this is one of the best ways to beat the heat of the Indian plains.

3. Kokam

This tangy beverage is made from dried mangosteen peels. You can enjoy this delicious drink in cities of Maharashtra.

Kala Khatta

You cannot have lived in Delhi and not tried the tangy drink of kala khatta. Made from blackberries, the kala khatta available in Karol Bagh, one of the shopping hubs in Delhi, is regarded as being the best!

5. Faluda

A hot favourite during summers in Delhi, faluda is prepared using rose syrup, vermicelli, isapghol (psyllium), tapioca pearls and jelly pieces along with either water, milk or ice cream.

6. Jil Jil Jigarthanda

The name may sound ‘filmy’ but translates literally as ‘liver cooler’. This sweet and delightful drink was first prepared in Madurai. Made of condensed milk, china grass, ice cream and rose syrup, this is more a dessert than a drink! Today Jigarthanda has become quite popular and is available in most south Indian cities.

7. Lassi

This healthy and refreshing drink is made by blending yogurt with water, salt or sugar, and spices until frothy. You can relish this flavourful drink in north India. You can enjoy the best lassis while shopping in Amritsar.

8. Nimbu Pani/Banta

When you are out in scorching summer heat, nimbu pani or lemonade is the ultimate refresher. Come summer and the streets of Delhi are dotted with thelas selling cool nimbu pani.

9. Chaanch/Mattha

A diluted form of lassi, buttermilk or chaanch is a salty cooler with loads of coriander leaves, cumin seeds and sometimes curry leaves.

10. Nariyal Pani

This natural cool aid has many health benefits. Comprising simple sugars, electrolytes and minerals, coconut water is the best drink to ensure that hydration levels are maintained during the hot summers. Nariyal pani is known as elaneer in most cities of South India.

Sit back and enjoy a cool break with these famous summer cooler drinks in India. What better way to beat the heat than cooling yourself down with these refreshing drinks.

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