The last thing you want to do on hot and fiery summer nights is to toil in the kitchen and cook heavy meals! Beat the heat with some tasty and healthy seasonal recipes!
Here’s a list of easy summer dishes you can try for dinner. Celebrate your summer by using quality cookware from Premier, the best cookware company in India to cook healthy summer meals. We bring you 12 cool recipes to beat the sweltering summer.
1. The Sweet and Savoury Mango Curry
Craving for a healthy dinner idea that doesn’t consume much time?
Mangoes, a summer staple in India is everyone’s favourite fruit. This fruit is rich in vitamins and provides a tantalising eating experience.
The sweet and savoury mango curry is your best bet to make a healthy and soulful dish with the ‘King of Fruits’. To prepare this velvety smooth curry, start with grinding coconut milk, fresh mango, mustard seeds, and chillies together. Next, heat oil in a Premier Non-stick Pan and sauté the curry leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric, and asafoetida. Add the ground mixture and stir it post adding a cup of water. Heat the mango curry until the coconut milk simmers. Now you can serve the curry on summer nights with hot rice or chapatis.
2. Tangy Lemon Chicken
The tangy soulful flavor of Lemon Chicken makes a great dinner for summer nights. To prepare this fish, add chicken cubes, ginger, chilli powder, turmeric, lemon juice, salt, oil, and lemon zest. Marinate the whole preparation.
Now fry the marinated chicken on a Premier Non Stick Superb Fry Pan Royal Induction Base, with onion and garlic to get moist and tender looking chicken. Sprinkle spice powder, sugar, and salt to adjust the sourness of the lemon.
3. Turmeric Coconut Rice
If you’re looking for quick and tasty meal ideas, you’ll love the Turmeric coconut Rice as your dinner. To make this rice, add basmati rice, coconut milk, ground turmeric, and water in a Premier Trendy Black Handi Pressure Cooker. Cook for three whistles and enjoy your meal!
4. Easy-to Cook Puliyodharai
Puliyodharai is a fail-proof dinner recipe. To make this dish, first, prepare the Puliyodharai masala powder by roasting sesame seeds with coriander seeds, chana, urad dal, pepper, chilli, and methi. Transfer the spice mix to the Premier Spice Grinder and blend to a fine powder.
Heat oil in a Premier Non Stick Superb Deep Kadai with Glass Lid Induction Basei. Add mustard, chillies, curry leaves, peanuts, chana, urad dal, and sauté them together. Further add tamarind juice, turmeric, salt, and bring the mixture to a boil. Finally, add the Puliyodharai masala powder, cooked rice and mix properly.
5. Spicy Sambharo Salad
It’s impossible to imagine a dinner without a salad preparation. Be it chapatis or rice, you can serve Sambharo Salad, with any dish.
To prepare this salad, chop veggies like cabbage, carrot, and green pepper in thin slices, meanwhile, on low heat, warm coconut oil in a Premier Aluminum Sauce Pot. Add mustard seeds, chopped veggies with salt, turmeric, and chillies and sauté for ten minutes before serving
6. The Comforting Curd Rice
On summer nights, every family craves comforting food that is easy on the stomach.
To prepare this dish, pressure cook rice for at least 8 minutes in a Premier Pressure Cooker. When the rice is at room temperature, add curd. If you want you can also add sautéed mustard, ginger, and curry leaves to spruce up this dish.
7. Tangy Mango Rice
Mango rice is another mouth-watering summer night recipe you can try.
Fry peanuts Channa dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, ginger, chillies, and curry leaves in oil. Add grated mango, salt, turmeric, and cook till it becomes soft. Add this mix to cooked rice using Premier Trendy Black Inner Lid Induction Bottom Pressure Cooker and enjoy a tangy and tasty dinner!
8. Instant Green Khichdi
When you don’t want to cook a heavy meal on hot summer nights, khichdi is your best bet to a nutritious meal.
To make this, take a Premier Aluminum Sauce Pot and sauté the ginger and garlic. Add spices, salt, and cook for a few seconds. Now add water, rice, and split peas in the pot. Put on a lid and cook until the Khichdi becomes thick. You can serve it with chopped carrots, cilantro, and cabbage.
9. Goodness of Kadhi
If you’re craving healthy vegetarian meals ideas for summer nights, Kadhi is the recipe you’re looking for. To prepare Kadhi, mix yoghurt, chickpea flour, turmeric powder, chopped chillies, ginger-garlic paste, and salt. Whisk the mixture with water and boil it on a Premier Pan for five minutes.
In a separate pan, take some cinnamon sticks, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida, cumin, and mustard seeds. Add this whole mixture into Kadhi, simmer it for at least 5 minutes. Serve it hot and enjoy your Kadhi.
10. Nutritious Vegetable Stew
On summer nights, there’s nothing more nutritious than a big bowl of vegetable stew. To prepare this delicious stew, heat oil in a Premier Non Stick Superb Fry Pan Royal Induction Base and add cloves, cinnamon, and cardamon.
Now sauté some black pepper, ginger, garlic, chillies, chopped onions, and curry leaves. Add chopped veggies like carrots, beans, potato, capsicum, tomatoes, and green peas in the pan. Finally, add milk and cook for five minutes.
11. Sweet and Spicy Rasam
In summer, people tend to suffer from indigestion and Rasam is one healthy dinner dish that helps avoid it.
To make Rasam, heat oil in a Premier Pot, with chillies, cumin, and mustard seeds. Add some asafoetida, garlic, and curry leaves into the pot. In another pan, sauté the tomatoes with salt and turmeric. When the tomatoes get mushy, add the masala into the pan and cook for a few minutes. For better taste, use tamarind paste, salt, and jaggery as required.
12. Sweetness of Rice Pudding
To end your dinner on a sweet note, rice pudding is a must-try recipe. To prepare this, take rice, water, and a dash of salt. Boil them in a Premier Express Trendy Black Aluminium Pressure Cooker for three or four whistles.
Add some milk and sugar and cook on a low flame for another five to six minutes.
Enjoy these light yet delicious dinner recipes on hot summer nights. And make the preparation process easy and fast by using Premier’s wide range of exciting cookware.