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Each passing day, the mercury levels are rising higher. The heat is getting unbearable. But theres no stopping those bitten by travel bugs, right? Well, while we already gave you some awesome tips on how to stay cool this summer, we have some more information for summer travelers. Today, we will give you 10 cool Indian drinks which will not only quench your thirst but will also help you beat the heat. Also Read - Summer Cocktail Recipes: How to make Mango Chilli Mojito and Aam Panna Margarita
1. Chaas (Buttermilk)
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Chaas, known differently across the country as as taak, mattha, majjige, ghol among others is a buttermilk preparation. It is made from yogurt, and several other ingredients are added to enhance its flavor. Chaas helps in cooling as well as digesting food.
2. Nimboo Paani (Lemonade)
Theres nothing as refreshing as a glass of fresh lime juice in the scorching sun. It totally helps to regain energy!
3. Nariyal Pani (Coconut water)
The clear liquid inside young green coconuts is delicious. It is believed to have health benefits too.
4. Aam Panna
Aam Panna is an Indian beverage known for its heat resistant properties. It is made from green mangoes, sugar and spices. It helps increase resistance against tuberculosis, anemia, cholera and dysentery.
Lassi is a popular yogurt based drink. Lassis are served chilled and enjoyed as a hot-weather refreshment. They are quite filling too, we must add!
6. Kokam Sarbat
Kokam sarbat or sherbet is juice made from kokam (Garcinia indica). The concentrated kokam syrup can be purchased from stores. This syrup is mixed with cold water and salts before serving. Kokam is one of the best natural coolants and also helps with digestion.
7. Ganne ka Ras (Sugarcane Juice)
Ganne ka ras is juice extracted from sugarcane. It is one of the best drinks to beat the harsh heat during summers. It has numerous health benefits too!
Jal-jeera is made using jeera (cumin seeds) and water. Cumin is a medical ingredient which aids digestion.
Solkadhi is another drink made from kokum and coconut milk. It is yummy, acts as a coolant and helps with digestion too!
10. Watermelon juice
Theres nothing like watermelon on a hot summer day, except watermelon juice, of course! A chilled glass of watermelon juice totally helps to deal with the heat!
TIP: Avoid aerated and alcoholic drinks as they will only leave you parched!