Summer is probably the best season of the year, as comes with delicious mangoes and fun vacations. 

And with the hot summer day comes the need for some quick and easy summer recipes to feed your family so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the day with your family. Quick and easy dishes do not mean you have to compromise on the flavour and deliciousness of the food. Indulge in all that the summer has to offer by gathering around a table full of the best cooling summer recipes. 

To make your summer enjoyable and full of deliciousness, we have picked out these family-friendly summer dishes that you should definitely try this season.

So, without further ado, let's have a look at those healthy summer meal recipes-

Chickpea Salad:

This crunchy chickpea salad is one of the best summer salads as it is full of nutrients and flavour. Let's see how you can make it at home-


  • 1 cup of chickpeas
  • 3 cups of veggies chopped in small cubes (Onion, Green & Red Bell Pepper, Cucumber, Tomato, Spring Onion)
  • Cilantro/ coriander leaves 
  • Feta Cheese or Cottage Cheese (Crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried mint leaves
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt to taste

For Salad Dressing: 

  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon low-fat curd
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt to taste


For Salad Dressing:

  • Combine all the ingredients and about 1/2 cup of water in the blender and make a smooth paste. 
  • Store it in a refrigerator.

How to Proceed:

  • Soak the chickpeas overnight in the water and then boil them in the pressure cooker till the 4 whistles.
  • Drain the chickpeas and transfer them into a mixing bowl.
  • Now add cumin powder, red chili powder, dried mint leaves, salt & pepper.
  • Add in all the diced vegetables & cheese and toss to combine.
  • Pour in salad dressing and toss some more to combine all the ingredients properly.
  • Your chickpea salad is now ready. This super fresh summer recipe tastes really delicious. 


Mango Shrikhand:

Summer is the season of mango, and one must definitely try some mango desserts to have a taste of summer throughout the year.


  • 3 cups of Curd/Yogurt
  • 2 Mangoes (Chopped)
  • 3-4 crushed green cardamon
  • 1 pinch saffron strands
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • Sugar as per taste


  • Before starting the preparation, hung the curd in the muslin cloth for 3-4 hours.
  • Now puree the mangos with the hand blender.
  • Take out the think curd from the cloth and add mango puree, cardamom, saffron, turmeric, and sugar to it.
  • Blend the mixture till it is smooth.
  • Your delicious mango shrikhand is now ready- serve it with some puri or chug it plain.



Lemonade is a staple summer drink that everyone loves to have on a hot sunny day. It is a great refreshing drink for parties. 


  • 2 Cups of Lemon Juice 
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon of Rock Salt


  • Take a pan and add water & sugar and cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and the liquid looks clear again. Make sure to stir it continuously. 
  • Combine the lemon juice with sugar solution and add rock salt.
  • The concentrated lemonade is ready, just add water to taste when you are ready to serve.

Try out these simple Indian summer recipes at home this summer and enjoy a nice sunny day. 

The flavour of most of these dishes depends on the freshness of the spices, and so make sure that the spices you are using are fresh and authentic, like that of Vasant Masala. We at Vasant Masala are committed to delivering pure and authentic Indian spices to our customers. 

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