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Lemon Barley Water: A Summer Cooler

Lemon Barley Water is a very simple drink made by boiling pearl barley that has been soaked overnight.

This drink both cools the body and hydrates it, while also acting as a diuretic. SO if you are suffering from body heat or then water retention, this is the cure.

I made the Lemon Barley water at home because store-bought ones have loads of sugar. As a bonus, I got to eat the high-fibre and nutritious barley for lunch as well.

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Virgin Mojito

Last Saturday started off very well with a splendid early morning concert followed by a hearty breakfast with some good friends. I then decided to go to the bank to complete some work and that was the mistake. By the time I got to the bank, it was about 10:00 AM and a baking 40°C. I was...

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Kaju Anjeer Milkshake (Cashew Fig Milkshake)

With the onset of summer, my desire to eat a breakfast goes into a tailspin. I cannot be tempted to sit down to a breakfast in hot an sultry Mumbai. Forgoing breakfast makes me hungry and crabby, so I resort to drinking filling milkshakes as an alternative. One of my most favourite milkshakes ever is...

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Ginger Lemon

Ginger Lemon is one of those drinks that you either love or you hate. Needless to say I love this spicy drink. Not only is it a great refresher in the scorching Indian summer, but also a wonderful digestive aid. Serves: 4 Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients Fresh Grated Ginger – 2 tbsp Honey – 3 tbsp Lemon...

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Beat the Heat with Summer Coolers

Hot and bothered in summer? Try these coolers: Masala Chaas – Spiced Buttermilk Nimmakaya Majjiga – Lemon Flavoured Buttermilk Jal Jeera – Cumin, Mint, Lemon, and Dry Mango Cooler Thandai – Spiced Milk with Dry Fruits Masala Milk – Milk with Pistachio, Cashew, Cardamom, and Saffron Kokum Sherbet – A Maharashtrian Classic Ela Neer Payasam...

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Nimmakaya Majjiga (Buttermilk with Lemon)

Summer is here and how! Mumbai is a scorching 40°C at the start of summer.  Who know what heights of temperature we will scale in the days to come? We always drink a lot of Majjiga (Chaas/Buttermilk) to stay cool. Given that summer stretches for four long months, we have variations of majjiga that add...

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