Summer Blues

All I need on a hot summer day is

1. a large trayful of cut-up, frozen watermelon sprinked with black salt

2. a mildly interesting book, preferably without a murder plot

3. a cotton kurta worn over a 100 times, with a mismatched patiala salwar

4. a rom-com on TV, to ease my heat-battered brain cells

5. a cold shower, followed by an extra-long nap

6. homemadeΒ cold coffee

.. and I’m a happier person.

What do you do to beat the heat?

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18 thoughts on “Summer Blues

  1. All I do is read such posts and feel bad. It never gets ‘hot’ here. Even the so called summer is a lil too cold for my liking. I crave the heat, and the complaining that came with it πŸ™‚

  2. Watermelon, a big bottle of Tang lemon or nimbu paani or Coke (ya ya I am not particularly into eating healty eating and drinking), 5 spoonfuls of chilled dahi in all my food, AC, a good movie, a dark room, a good book (preferably without a murder plot), and some torn old battered top and shorts that only a couple of people have the privilege to see me in. The cook, the maid, and the husband πŸ˜›

    • A dark room with just about enough light streaming in through the curtains.. perfect setting for reading!

      LOL about the cook, maid and husband trio.. umm, interesting πŸ˜€

  3. God bless the air conditioner!
    (And damn the subsequent electricity bills).
    A few showers- post walk, regular bath, pre-bed are average.
    Yummy cold watermelon, big salads, cucumbers and kakdi.
    Mango pana.

    • Damn the bills is right πŸ™‚ And I love your list. Mango panna and mango ice-cream are the only two things involving mango I can eat.. hate mangoes *gasp*

      Infact you might have inspired me to go buy some raw mangoes and attempt making a panna at home soon πŸ™‚

          • Here goes: Pressure cook raw mangoes for one whistle on high heat and 2-3 minutes on low heat. Once the cooker is cool, open and let them cool. They should be mushy and may have split. Remove the pulp, taking care not to let any of the seed in.
            Bung into your blender jar. Take about a bunch of mint leaves for every two large mangoes or three small ones. Pick the leaves, wash, and bung into the jar. Add a medium pinch of heeng, about half a teaspoon of regular salt, a teaspoon full of kala namak, a teaspoon and a half of roasted jeera powder, as much sugar as you like(depends on how sour the mangoes are- start with about half a cup for three mangoes, you can always add more. Run the blender till the puree is smooth. Taste, adjust spices, salt and sugar. Store in the fridge. To serve, mix with chilled water or soda, serve on ice in a tall glass. Enjoy.

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