A yummy way to take on summer!

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2015 14:54 IST

Beat the searing heat with these easy-to-make and refreshing treats that will make a hot summer’s day super cool and delicious.

All of us need a mood-lifter when it comes to tackling the heat, and there’s no better way to do it than by taking the summer head on, with a delicious touch of inspiration.Back to the favourites From bottles full of a sweet, yummy surprise that your mother tucked into your school bag on those extra hot days to pink-hued milk that you still start your day with, RoohAfza is one product that has been a staple in all homes across generations.

What we also love about the product is its ability to put a tasty spin to not only summer drinks but also light and healthy bowls of snacks. Check out some of our easy recipes that include the product and take not more than five minutes to make.

Did you know? If the refreshing drink makes you nostalgic, you must know about how it all started. RoohAfza is a unique formulation of herbs and fruit juices, and was developed by the pioneers of Unani at Hamdard. Not only is it refreshing, it helps in replenishing one’s energy too.

Fruit Smash



8 tbsp RoohAfza

1 banana

1 chickoo

2 cups toned milk

A few strawberries

crushed ice


Take some ice and add it to the blender. Now, add fresh, juicy strawberries. Pour in milk, chickoo and finely sliced banana to the mix. Now, add a few spoons of the sharbat to it to bring in some sweet, summer-perfect flavour. Turn on the blender till you get smooth consistency. Serve chilled in a tall glass. Minty Lassi



100gms curd 3tbsp RoohAfza

1tsp roasted magaz (melon seeds)

10-18 shredded mint leaves

4 ice cubes

1/2 cup milk

Add a few pieces of ice to a blender. Now, add the milk, curd, magaz and shredded mint leaves. Now, add a few spoons of the product to it. Blend all of these ingredients together. Serve for a perfect kickstart to a summer morning, in a tall glass and top with mint leaves.

Health bowl



6tbsp RoohAfza

Chopped mint leaves

1 mango (cubed)Other summer fruits of your choice

In a big bowl, add the mango cut in big, chunky cubes. Now add to it mint, grapes, strawberries and any other fruits of your choice. Use RoohAfza as a garnish here, as you add a few spoons and toss the salad. Alternatively, you can serve the salad in a cocktail glass and finish by adding the sharbat frozen into ice-cubes.

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