Day 17 of "May Photo A Day Challenge" : Season
What can I say about the summers of Jaipur? They are extremely hot and extremely dry (just the kind I like!)... with regular sandstorms (the kind I don't like!) that cover everything in your house with a thin layer of dust and make your neighborhood look like this...
Despite the fact that you have to spend so much more time in cleaning the house, and that you get severely sun-burnt if you step out of the house, during afternoon, wearing short sleeves, there's still a lot of fun to be had in Jaipur summers.
You can satisfy your mango mania, without worrying about pimples and acnes. You can skip cooked meals and just fill your tummy with watermelons and cucumbers and litchis (WOW!).
You can replace hot tea and coffee with so many different varieties of summer coolers and shakes!
Enjoy a glass of chilled homemade lassi (recipe here) with breakfast, or make a mint raita for lunch.
Have freshly made aam panna / mango mint cooler (recipe here) for a mid-day snack, and keep a jug of iced lemonade or lemon tea in your fridge, for when you return from your evening walk.
When my sister and I were kids, we used to love having Rasna and Roohafza in summers. Another of my personal favorites was the khus sharbat, while my sister was more crazy about cold coffee. (She used to have cold coffee in a huge beer mug! LOL!)
So what's your favorite drink for summers?
And do you see such summer sandstorms/duststorms where you live?
This is my 17th post for 2013 May Photo A Day Challenge.
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