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100 Indian Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Top 100 Best Summer Recipes

Now that summer has arrived, it’s ideal to enjoy light, refreshing meals that highlight the unique flavors of Indian cuisine. With one hundred delectable dishes that are ideal for the warm season, we have you covered for everything from hot chaats to refreshing raitas.

  1. Mango Lassi – Lassis come in various flavors, including sweet, salty, minty, and fruity. A mango lassi is essentially a smoothie or milkshake made with mango and yogurt.
  2. Dahi Vada: North Indian street dish known as dahi vada is quite famous. “Dahi” refers to yogurt, and “Vada” to deep-fried dumplings or fritters. This dish is as simple as it seems.
  3. Watermelon Jaljeera – Recipe for Watermelon Tomato Jaljeera. For hot summer days, this refreshingly ideal thirst quencher with tomatoes and watermelon is great.
  4. Kachchi Haldi ki Chutney: Superfood turmeric is regarded for all of its health advantages. A delicious way to get the health benefits of turmeric is with fresh chutney.
  5. Boondi Raita: Yogurt mixed with crispy fried gram flour droplets, cumin, and coriander – a cooling side dish.
  6. Aam Panna: A sweet and tangy drink made with raw mangoes, mint, cumin, and jaggery – an energizing summer cooler.
  7. Khandvi: Gram flour rolls with a tempting filling of coconut, mustard seeds, and green chilies – a popular Gujarati snack.
  8. Pudina Chaas: A chilled buttermilk drink infused with fresh mint and cumin powder – a refreshing way to rehydrate.
  9. Pani Puri – Hollow crispy puris filled with a mixture of potato, chickpeas, tangy chutneys, and spiced water – a beloved street food.
  10. Lauki ki Kheer – Bottle gourd cooked in milk with cardamom, saffron, and nuts – a delightfully cooling dessert.
  11. Kache Kele ki Chutney – An unusual chutney made with raw bananas, coconut, and spices – perfect for summer snacking.
  12. Jaljeera – A tangy and refreshing drink made with cumin, mint, tamarind, and spices – ideal for beating the heat.
  13. Dhokla: steamed savory lentil cakes tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and green chilies – a Gujarati favorite.
  14. Thandai – A creamy, chilled milk drink flavored with nuts, saffron, cardamom, and rose petals – perfect for summer indulgence.
  15. Panipuri Masala – A spicy and tangy water made with mint, tamarind, and spices to fill the hollow puris of pani puri.
  16. Nimbu Pani – Refreshing limeade made with fresh lime juice, cumin powder, salt, and mint leaves – a thirst-quencher.
  17. Kesar Badam Kulfi – Rich, creamy ice cream flavored with saffron, cardamom, and almonds – an indulgent summer treat.
  18. Boondi Raita – Yogurt mixed with crispy fried chickpea flour droplets (boondi), mint, and spices – a cooling accompaniment.
  19. Aam Shrikhand – A luscious sweet made with thick yogurt, mango pulp, saffron, and cardamom – summer bliss in a bowl.
  20. Tandoori Mango Fish – Fish fillets marinated in a tangy mango-yogurt sauce and grilled to perfection – a light summer entree.
  21. Coconut Curry Prawns – Succulent prawns cooked in a creamy coconut curry with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  22. Raj Kachori – A giant hollow puri filled with lentils, chutneys, yogurt, and spices – popular Indian street food.
  23. Masala Chaas – A spiced buttermilk drink tempered with cumin, curry leaves, and green chilies – super refreshing.
  24. Watermelon Jaljeera Popsicles: A frozen take on the classic drink with watermelon, cumin, mint, and tangy spices.
  25. Dahi Ke Kebab: – Yogurt and vegetable patties with a crispy outer layer – perfect BBQ fare.
  26. Gulkand Milkshake: A pretty pink milkshake flavored with rose petals and nuts – a summer luxury.
  27. Mint Pulao – Basmati rice cooked with fresh mint, coriander, and Indian spices – light and aromatic.
  28. Aamras – A luscious smooth puree made from ripe mangoes, milk, cardamom – summer in a glass.
  29. Khus Milk – A cooling summer drink made with poppy seeds, milk, sugar and rose water.
  30. Dahi Bhalla – Lentil vadas dunked in sweetened yogurt and topped with chutneys – a Delhi street food.
  31. Moong Dal Cooler – Sprouted lentils blended with yogurt, cumin, and mint – a nutritious summer drink.
  32. Aloo Tikki Chaat – Potato patties served with chickpeas, yogurt, chutneys, and spices.
  33. Aam Panna Granita – A frozen treat with the flavors of the beloved raw mango drink.
  34. Bhel Puri – Puffed rice, sev, onions, potatoes mixed with tangy chutneys – a timeless chaat.
  35. Kokam Cooler – A bright pink drink made with kokam fruit, cumin, mint and lemon – refreshingly tangy.
  36. Motichoor Ladoo Milkshake – A decadent milkshake with crumbled motichoor ladoo and saffron.
  37. Sev Tamatar ki Chaat – Fresh tomatoes tossed with sev, chutneys and spices – a tangy Maharashtrian chaat.
  38. Malai Kulfi Falooda – Creamy kulfi mixed with vermicelli noodles and rose syrup – rich summer dessert.
  39. Mishti Doi Banana Smoothie – A cool smoothie with sweet Bengali yogurt and banana.
  40. Ganne ka Rass – Refreshing sugarcane juice flavored with lemon, cumin and salt.
  41. Paneer Pakora – Cubes of fresh paneer coated in a spiced gram flour batter and fried crisp.
  42. Shikanji – A tangy limeade drink flavored with roasted cumin and black salt.
  43. Rajbhog – Cottage cheese dumplings simmered in a creamy saffron-tinged milk.
  44. Masala Toddy – A spiced drink made by fermenting coconut palm sap, a summer specialty.
  45. Tiranga Firni – Tri-colored rice pudding flavored with rose, saffron and charoli nuts.
  46. Katori Chaat – Mini puris filled with potato, chickpeas and drizzled with chutneys.
  47. Doodhi Halwa – Bottlegourd cooked in milk with sugar, saffron and dry fruits.
  48. Badami Dahi Keera: Hung yogurt flavored with almonds and saffron – a cooling raita.
  49. Sol Kadhi – Kokum and coconut milk-based curry tempered with mustard and curry leaves.
  50. Phirni – Creamy rice pudding flavored with rose water and pistachios – a royal dessert.
  51. Kangri Fry – Potato and paneer tossed in a tangy yogurt curry – Himachali comfort food.
  52. Chaas Masala – Roasted cumin and black salt powder to sprinkle over buttermilk.
  53. Balushahi – Fluffy donuts soaked in saffron-rose sugar syrup – a festive treat.
  54. Kalakand – Milk dumplings cooked in sugar syrup flavored with rose and cardamom.
  55. Jal Jeera – A tangy drink made with cumin, mint, tamarind and lemon – super refreshing.
  56. Thandai Kulfi – Creamy ice cream flavored with the cooling summer drink thandai.
  57. Aam Shrikhand Parfait – Layers of sweetened yogurt and mango puree – a luscious summer parfait.
  58. Angoori Rasmalai:  Cottage cheese dumplings simmered in a light sugar-cardamom syrup.
  59. Chaas Jaljeera: Jaljeera spices added to tangy buttermilk for a cooling summer drink.
  60. Dahi Bhalla Papri Chaat – Lentil dumplings, crispy puris, potatoes and chutneys combined.
  61. Lassi Pops: Frozen lassi flavored popsicles – cool treat on a hot day.
  62. Piyush: Chilled drink with thickened milk, saffron, sugar and dry fruits.
  63. Kesar Kalakand: Milk dumplings flavored with fragrant saffron and cardamom.
  64. Raw Mango Mocktail  A tangy fruity mocktail made with raw mango puree and lime.
  65. Rabri Falooda: Cold vermicelli noodles topped with chilled rabri and nuts.
  66. Golgappa Pani: Tangy, spiced water to stuff into pani puri shells.
  67. Litti Chokha: Stuffed whole wheat balls served with mashed vegetables and chutneys.
  68. Chaas Jaljeera Popsicles: Frozen popsicles with the flavors of jaljeera and chaas.
  69. Patishapta: Crepe rolls stuffed with coconut and jaggery.
  70. Mango Coconut Smoothie: A tropical blend of ripe mangoes and creamy coconut milk, perfect for a refreshing summer drink.
  71. Tomato Basil Bruschetta: Crispy bread slices topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil are a delightful appetizer bursting with flavors.
  72. Chicken Tikka Masala: Tender chicken pieces cooked in a rich and creamy tomato-based sauce with aromatic Indian spices, a popular North Indian dish.
  73. Aloo Gobi: A classic vegetarian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices, perfect served with roti or rice.
  74. Chana Masala: Spicy chickpea curry cooked with onions, tomatoes, and a blend of Indian spices, a hearty and flavorful dish enjoyed with rice or naan bread.
  75. Palak Paneer: Creamy spinach curry with cubes of paneer cheese, flavored with garlic, ginger, and aromatic spices, a nutritious and delicious vegetarian dish.
  76. Butter Chicken: succulent pieces of chicken cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce with butter, cream, and aromatic spices, a beloved Indian dish.
  77. Vegetable Biryani : Fragrant basmati rice cooked with mixed vegetables, saffron, and a blend of spices, a flavorful one-pot meal enjoyed across India.
  78. Chicken Biryani: Aromatic basmati rice layered with tender marinated chicken, caramelized onions, and a blend of spices, a classic Indian dish bursting with flavors.
  79. Paneer Butter Masala: Soft cubes of paneer cooked in a rich and creamy tomato-based sauce with butter, cream, and aromatic spices, a decadent vegetarian dish.
  80. Aloo Paratha: Whole wheat flatbread stuffed with a spiced mashed potato filling, cooked until golden brown, and served with yogurt or pickle, a popular North Indian breakfast.
  81. Chicken Curry: Tender pieces of chicken cooked in a flavorful onion-tomato gravy with aromatic spices, perfect served with rice or naan bread.
  82. Dal Makhani: Creamy black lentils simmered with tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and spices, finished with cream and butter, a rich and comforting dish.
  83. Vegetable Pakora: Crispy fritters made with mixed vegetables coated in a spiced chickpea flour batter, perfect as a snack or appetizer with chutney.
  84. Fish Curry: Fresh fish fillets cooked in a tangy and spicy gravy made with tomatoes, coconut milk, and aromatic spices, a delicious coastal Indian dish.
  85. Prawn Biryani: Fragrant basmati rice cooked with succulent prawns, caramelized onions, and a blend of spices, a flavorful and aromatic seafood dish.
  86. Masoor Dal: Nutritious red lentils cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices, garnished with fresh coriander leaves, a comforting and protein-rich dish.
  87. Chicken Korma: Tender pieces of chicken cooked in a rich and creamy cashew nut gravy with aromatic spices, a decadent Mughlai dish.
  88. Vegetable Korma: Assorted vegetables cooked in creamy cashew nut gravy with aromatic spices, a delicious and hearty vegetarian dish.
  89. Samosa Chaat: Crispy samosas topped with tangy chutneys, yogurt, onions, tomatoes, and sev, a popular Indian street food snack.
  90. Matar Paneer: Soft paneer cubes and green peas cooked in a flavorful tomato-based gravy with aromatic spices, a comforting and protein-rich vegetarian dish.
  91. Chicken 65: Spicy and flavorful deep-fried chicken bites tossed in a tangy and aromatic sauce with curry leaves and green chilies, a popular South Indian appetizer. Vegetable Upma – Savory semolina cooked with mixed vegetables, tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and spices, a wholesome South Indian breakfast dish.
  92. Chicken Shawarma: – Tender slices of marinated chicken wrapped in warm pita bread with fresh vegetables and garlic sauce, a popular Middle Eastern street food.
  93. Aloo Tikki: Spiced mashed potato patties shallow-fried until crispy and golden brown, served with chutney or yogurt, a popular Indian street food snack.
  94. Chicken Fried Rice: Flavorful stir-fried rice cooked with marinated chicken, mixed vegetables, eggs, and soy sauce, a satisfying Indo-Chinese dish.
  95. Vegetable Spring Rolls: Crispy fried rolls filled with mixed vegetables, noodles, and aromatic spices, served with sweet chili sauce, a popular Asian appetizer.
  96. Butter Garlic Naan – Soft and fluffy leavened bread brushed with garlic-infused butter, perfect to accompany Indian curries or grilled meats.
  97. Chicken Lollipop: Spicy and tangy chicken wings marinated, coated in a crispy batter, and deep-fried until golden brown, a favorite appetizer at Indian restaurants.
  98. Vegetable Manchurian: Deep-fried vegetable balls tossed in a spicy and tangy sauce with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, a popular Indo-Chinese dish.
  99. Chicken Manchurian: – Tender chicken pieces coated in a crispy batter, fried until golden brown, and then tossed in a flavorful Manchurian sauce, a beloved Indo-Chinese dish.
  100. Paneer Tikka: – Soft and succulent paneer cubes marinated in yogurt and spices, skewered and grilled until charred, is a popular vegetarian appetizer.
  101. Vegetable Fried Rice – Fragrant stir-fried rice cooked with mixed vegetables, eggs, and soy sauce, a delicious and satisfying Indo-Chinese dish.
  102. Chicken Kebab: Tender pieces of marinated chicken skewered and grilled to perfection, served with mint chutney and salad, a popular Indian appetizer.
  103. Vegetable Hakka Noodles: Stir-fried noodles cooked with mixed vegetables, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, a flavorful and satisfying Indo-Chinese dish.
  104. Chicken Chilli: Spicy and tangy chicken stir-fried with onions, bell peppers, and green chilies, seasoned with soy sauce and vinegar, is a popular Indo-Chinese dish.
  105. Vegetable Clear Soup – Light and flavorful soup made with mixed vegetables, tofu, and aromatic spices, perfect as a starter or light meal.
  106. Chicken Clear Soup: fragrant and comforting soup made with chicken, mixed vegetables, and aromatic spices, perfect for chilly days or when feeling under the weather.
  107. Paneer Chilli – Soft paneer cubes stir-fried with onions, bell peppers, and green chilies in a spicy and tangy sauce, a popular Indo-Chinese dish.
  108. Vegetable Kebab: Flavorful skewers of marinated mixed vegetables grilled to perfection, served with mint chutney and salad, a delicious vegetarian appetizer.
  109. Chicken Momos: Steamed dumplings filled with minced chicken and aromatic spices, served with spicy dipping sauce, are a popular Tibetan street food. Vegetable Momos – Steamed dumplings filled with mixed vegetables and aromatic spices, served with spicy dipping sauce, are a popular Tibetan street food.

We really hope you’ve had fun exploring and trying out our extensive collection of recipes. Whether you’ve created a delicious mixture, tried it with unique tastes, or added your unique touch to a classic meal, we hope these recipes have made your table happier and more fulfilling. Never forget that the joy and creativity that come with cooking are what makes it so beautiful. Therefore, don’t be afraid to explore and try new things, and above all, enjoy every mouthwatering moment. Cheers to many more exciting cooking journeys to come!

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