Pilibhit House brings you some Cool Concoctions for a refreshing Summer

Escape the scorching heat, with some unique summer specials from Pilibhit House. Evocative of the serene hills of Uttarakhand, these recipes have been curated to help increase energy levels and keep you hydrated through the summer. A celebration of local ingredients with multiple health benefits, the culinary team helmed by Chef Mani Mohan Pathak combines contemporary flavours with time-tested wisdom from the ancestral kitchens of the century old Pilibhit House.

Pilibhit House’s quintessential cooler and regional specialty – Buransh (Rhododendron) Sherbet is super easy to make and just the perfect fix to kick away all your summer blues! It’s light and sweet without an overpowering taste of sugar. A true seasonal favourite that also serves many health benefits such as cooling the heat in one’s body, anti-inflammatory properties and balancing the pitt dosha.

Ever heard of a Marigold Iced Tea? We bet you haven’t. A chef’s special, our marigold/ genda iced tea is everyone’s favourite. Refreshing and delicious, this iced tea is prepared with simple ingredients and makes a great cooler in the sweltering heat.

Another special this summer is the delectable Katthal Chaat. Made with pulled jackfruit and crushed wheat – this chaat is a true vegetarian delight! For someone looking to indulge in a savoury snack this summer, this chaat is the perfect, nutritious option.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Pilibhit House or try these exciting recipes out at home today.

Where: Pilibhit House, IHCL SeleQtions, Haridwar
When: Until June 30th, 2022

Marigold Iced Tea
Ingredients

Fresh edible marigold flower petals
Lemon juice
Honey
Fresh mint leaves

Method

1. Take a bunch of fresh marigold flower, remove the buds, and wash the petals

2. Blend the fresh mint and marigold flower and make a decoction, using cold water, keep it in the refrigerator

3. While making the drink, take a glass, put 60 ml of decoction, add 10 ml of lemon juice and honey/ sugar for taste and top up with cold water

Buransh Sherbet (Rododendron)
Ingredients

Buransh leaves
Lemon juice
Honey
Fresh mint leaves

Method

1. Take a bunch of burans leaves and soak in water overnight

2. Blend the leaves of burans with the same infused water and make a decoction

3. Add mint leaves, lemon juice, honey or sugar as per choice

4. Strain and serve chilled

Jackfruit Chaat
Ingredients

2kg jackfruit
30 gm ginger garlic paste
20 gm green chili paste
10 gm turmeric
1 kg broken wheat
1 tbsp red chili powder
100 gm potli ka masala
500 ml ghee
1 mint bunch
50 gm brown onion
100 gm whole cashew
250 gm curd
Salt, as per taste

Method

1. Marinate the jackfruit with ginger garlic paste, haldi, green chili paste and cook.

2. Boil it and take the shreds of jackfruit out of it.

3. Cook broken wheat with green chili and kebab chini and make a paste.

4. To a vessel, add ghee, ginger garlic paste and green chili paste and saute.

5. Add shredded jackfruit to it, along with chili and turmeric powder.

6. Once the above is done, add curd and cook it till the oil seeps out. After that, add the broke wheat paste.

7. Allow it to cook until it reaches a consistency that does not stick to the ladle.

8 Garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts, lemon wedges and fresh coriander. Serve hot.

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