Easy Summer Recipes- Summers are excruciatingly hot these days and we hate to stand in the kitchen for hours cooking meals to satiate those mid-day hunger pangs. When it comes to snacking, you especially don't want to keep it heavy. As such, quick and easy recipes with just a handful of recipes come as a blessing. Using just four ingredients - excluding salt, pepper, accompaniments such as dipping sauces and crisp breads, and optional garnishes - you can cut down the amount of time you have to spend preparing food yet stir dish out delicious and nutritious meals. So, are you already craving for some quick snacks that don't take up forever to cook and satiate your palates at the same time?
We bring you our 11 best 4-ingredient recipes that will make you want to hit the kitchen right now.
1. Jamun Mint Popsicles
Use the tarty summer fruit to create pretty, purple-hued popsicles to impress your friends. Ridiculously easy to make, you can sprinkle some black salt or chaat masala too for a desi twist. All you need is some jamuns, sprigs of mint, lime and sugar and there you have it!
You can sprinkle some black salt or chaat masala too for a desi twist; Image credit: Istock
2. Caramel Custard in a Pressure Cooker
3. Bread Pudding
A delicate pudding of bread, milk, raisins and marmalade that will take no time to prepare, bread pudding is that easy. If you haven't tried it yet, do it already!
4. Chocolate Coffee Truffle
5. Banana Chips
6. Apple Fritters
Apple fritters are the perfect dessert to satisfy your sugar cravings. Crisp, deep-fried apple slices wrapped in a batter sprinkled with sugar and served hot. Ingredients include all-purpose flour, milk, apples and granulated sugar.
7. Lemon Pepper Popcorn
Make your movie night a blockbuster hit with this all-time favourite nibble with a slight twist. Choose to change the classic popcorn with a lemony touch. Ingredients including butter flavoured popcorn, lemon zest, amchoor powder and lemon juice.
8. Lemon Ginger Ice
An icy treat for a hot summer day made with lemon, ginger, honey and sugar, lemon ginger ice makes the perfect blend of health and taste. Quick to make, it will leave you asking for more.
An icy treat for a hot summer day made with lemon; Image credit: Istock
9. Moong Dal ki Pakori
Fried fritters made from soaked and ground lentils and served with some tangy chutney of your choice. All you need is soaked dhuli moong dal, fenugreek leaves, ginger and oil.
10. Microwave Chocolate Fudge
Make delicious chocolate fudge in a matter of minutes in a microwave and gorge on to this delight with no guilt. All you need to use are chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter and chopped walnuts and there you have it!
11. Banana and Maple Ice Lollies
Frozen bananas ground along with greek yogurt, maple syrup and heavy cream. Frozen perfectly in popsicles moulds, these banana and maple ice lollies are a great home made dessert option for kids.
Now go on and indulge guilt free! These recipes with not just save you time but also make you enjoy your snack to the fullest.