Lemonade To Lassi: Beat The Summer Heat With These Amla Recipes
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As the temperature is rising, we are getting closer to cool and refreshing recipes. From a variety of seasonal fruits like mangoes, watermelons and lychees to soothing delights like kulfi and coconut water. These summer treats keep us hydrated along with providing essential nutrients. Amla also known as Indian gooseberry is another summer food that can protect you from the scorching heat of this season. 

It is packed with nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B6, dietary fibre and potassium. According to Healthline, they are good for managing blood sugar and weight loss. This green and sour fruit is also an excellent coolant for summer and the antioxidants present in them enhance the immune mechanism of the body. 

If you are also looking for some soothing amla treats for summer, here are five recipes for you: 

Amla Lemonade

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This refreshing and tangy beverage combines the goodness of Indian gooseberries with the zesty flavour of lemons. Packed with cooling properties, this revitalizing drink can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Amla lemonade is a perfect summer cooler, known for boosting immunity, aiding digestion, and rejuvenating the body. 

Amla Chutney 

Amla chutney is a tangy and flavourful condiment that can be enjoyed with rice as well as roti. Made from the nutritious Indian gooseberry, this chutney is a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavours. It is prepared by blending amla with spices like green chili, ginger, and cumin, along with a touch of sugar or jaggery for sweetness. Amla chutney is perfect to add a zesty punch to your regular meals. 

Amla Murabba 

Amla murabba is made from Indian gooseberry soaked in a sweet syrup. The fruit is cooked in the sugar syrup until it becomes tender and translucent. It has a tangy-sweet taste and is often enjoyed as a condiment or eaten as a healthy snack. Eating amla murabba helps in boosting immunity and improving digestion. 

Amla Sambaram 

Amla sambaram is a traditional South Indian dish known for its refreshing and tangy flavours. It is made by blending fresh amla juice with yoghurt, water, and spices. This delight is both nutritious and delicious. Amla sambaram is often served chilled and enjoyed as a cooling summer drink or as a digestive aid after meals. 

Amla Lassi 

Amla lassi is a refreshing beverage that is made by blending yoghurt and Indian gooseberry with a touch of sweetness. Amla adds a tangy and slightly sour flavour to your regular lassi. This creamy and nutritious drink is enjoyed chilled during summer season. You can also add some chopped nuts to make it more nutritious and tastier.