Thinking about Indian food in summer season? As you read about these refreshing Indian summer dishes, you’ll learn:
- How these dishes can help you beat the summer heat
- How to enjoy a variety of refreshing Indian dishes
- Which Indian dishes are best for the summer
With summer approaching, it is time to start thinking of dishes to cool you down during scorching heat waves. Indian food is known for being spicy and flavorful, but many dishes are great for helping you cool down during the summer. If you’re interested in trying Indian recipes for summer, Little India of Denver is here to help you find a dish you will love. Our vast menu features a variety of cooling recipes that are sure to satisfy any palette.
Indian Food For Summer Season
Here are five delicious Indian dishes that can help you beat the summer heat.
Stemming from the Hindi word for plate, Thali is a dish that may differ depending on the region of India. It is considered a “full meal” or “Bhojanam” and typically consists of several components: grain or flatbread, lentils, seasonal vegetables, chutney, raita (or curds), pickled mango, and papadum, which is a savory snack made from rice, flour, or lentils. While Thali is typically vegetarian, some regional variations may include fish or other seafood. Traditionally, in India, Thali is usually reserved for special occasions or celebrations, however, as a regular menu item, you can enjoy it whenever the craving shows up, and with our new Thali Lunch Special, you’ll be able to try the range of flavors for a great price.
How about Indian summer dinner recipes? When you think about refreshing recipes to help you cool off in the summer heat, you may not think about curry. It may sound counterproductive to enjoy a warm dish in an effort to cool off, but our vegetable curry is full of light ingredients that fill you up and is one of the simple summer recipes. We start with our signature curry sauce, which is a blend of garlic, tomato, ginger and onion with curry spices. We then add a variety of flavorful vegetables to the delicious, colorful sauce to create a dish that is filling but won’t make you feel tired and sluggish after eating.
Although our vegetable curry is a warm, savory dish, it is exactly what you need when it comes to eating a quick, nutritious dinner. You need food that will keep you satisfied, and many dishes are so filling that they weigh you down after eating. Our vegetable curry provides the perfect balance between keeping you satiated and energized for whatever the day holds. If you want an even heartier meal, add a protein to your curry and pair it with one of the other refreshing summer recipes discussed above.
If you want a sweet treat that makes a refreshing afternoon snack or a delicious dessert, try our creamy mango custard. Our simple recipe features fresh mangos and cream blended with rich milk, decadent sugar, and sweet vanilla custard powder. This simple combination makes for a flavorful custard with no bad ingredients so you can feel good about how you fuel your body while cooling down. Because the recipe is light and refreshing, you can enjoy a lot of custard without feeling full and sluggish after eating it.
Not only does our mango custard taste amazing, but it also looks delicious. Dense and creamy, this treat makes a great addition to any feast. Enjoy a small portion in our restaurant to complete a delicious meal or take a larger order home for your family to share. You can even place an order for our mango custard and take it to the next large gathering you attend. This dessert is sure to be a hit with all of the guests! With so many ways to enjoy our delectable mango custard, you can use this refreshing treat to cool off when the weather gets hot.
Lassi is a delicious Indian drink that is traditionally made with yogurt. The yogurt is blended with water or milk and then infused with flavor. We make both sweet and savory lassis so you can find one you love regardless of what your preference is. For savory lassis, we add a variety of spices. These drinks are delicious, but our sweet lassis are made with summer fruit and are much more refreshing. If you’re looking for a summer drink that is creamy and refreshing, our mango lassi is hard to beat. Stop by one of our locations to cool down and sip on a lassi while shopping in downtown Denver, Colorado, or take lassi home for your daily to enjoy with dinner.
Known as traditional Indian ice cream, kulfi is a sweet treat that is perfect for summer. It is a frozen dessert that is as cool and refreshing as American ice cream but has a denser and creamier texture that takes longer to melt. Kulfi is traditionally served on a stick in a cone shape so that it is easy to eat. Like lassi, there are many flavors of kulfi. Some are savory and filled with salty treats like pistachios. Other kulfi flavors are sweet and infused with delicious chunks of fresh fruit. At Little India of Denver, we have a delectable mango kulfi that is the perfect summer treat with its combination of summer fruit and refreshing dairy. Kulfi makes a great summer dessert or afternoon treat, and because it takes longer to melt than other types of ice cream, you can enjoy it on the go without making a mess. It’s a great treat whether you’re sitting at home or walking through downtown Denver.
If you’d like to just order Indian curry instead then read our blog post about how to order curry dishes. Thank us later!
Enjoy Summer with Little India of Denver
Little India of Denver is ready to help you find your new favorite summer dish. Whether you prefer to dine in at one of our three restaurants or order takeout for your family to enjoy at home, our menu is sure to have a dish to help you cool down from the summer heat. Stop by any of our locations on Downing Street, W 32nd Avenue, or 6th Avenue to place an order for dine-in or takeout so you can find a satisfying dish in the summer. Contact us today to ask about our amazing menu options — we have plenty of gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
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