Beat the Heat with these Summer Coolers

Peak summer is here. Days are getting hotter and hotter with temperatures soaring over 40 degrees. Extreme heat causes dehydration. So it is important that we drink lots of fluids to keep our bodies hydrated. Here are some simple home made drinks using natural coolers like sabza, saunf, cucumber and curds to cool you down.

Kacchi Lassi



  • 2 tbsps. Rooh Afza
  • 2 tbsps. Milk
  • 3/4 glass water
  • Crushed ice


Mix everything in a tall glass and serve.


Cucumber Cooler



  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1/4 inch of ginger
  • 1/2 glass water
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of cummin powder
  • Crushed ice


  1. Grind the cucumber with water.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and serve chilled.


Mint lassi



  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsps mint chutney
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed ice


  1. Run all the ingredients in a liquidiser.
  2. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.


Khus Magic



  • 2 tbsps Khus syrup
  • 1 tbsp saunf
  • 1 tsp sabza
  • 1 glass water
  • crushed ice


  1. Boil the saunf in a little water.
  2. Cool it.
  3. Soak the sabza seeds in water.
  4. Mix all the ingredients.
  5. Serve chilled.

Do let me know which of these you liked best and also if you have any ideas for more such coolers and mocktails. Awaiting your responses in the comments section below.

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