Extended Mumbai lockdown and rains got Nushrratt Bharuccha to buy some extra time for herself. The actress kept all her work aside to relax on her balcony but not without her favourite fruit. Nushrratt uploaded a video on Instagram Stories where we can see a huge bowl of juicy lychees. The Pyaar Ka Punchnama actress wrote in the caption, “Instant mood lifter. Lychees and Rain.” Nushrratt Bharuccha opted for a healthy alternative instead of regular monsoon cravings like pakoras or samosas. Lychees help restore immunity. They are a rich source of Vitamin C and D as well. Here's the Instagram story that the actress shared:
Inspired by Nushrratt, we decided to look for some delicious recipes to make out of this pulpy fruit. If you too are running out of ideas on how to utilize this nutritious superfood, fret not. You can try this tasty Litchi Sorbet. The lychees are used along with castor sugar and lime juice. One can also add a dash of vodka to this preparation. The recipe is here.
Grab some fresh lychees from the market to make a delectable coconut and litchi creme caramel dessert. The unique item is curated with the goodness of nutmeg, coconut milk, eggs, sugar and citrusy lychees. The mouth-watering custard can be served with or post-dinner. Click here for the recipe.
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Another way to add lychees to your daily meals is by making lychee raita. The key ingredients of this side dish are lychees, carrot, yoghurt, chillies and sugar. Serve this refrigerated flavoury raita with pulao or biryani. Isn't this the simplest and yummiest way to consume lychees?
Did you know you can also include lychees in your weight loss programme? The lychee and dill juice is a nourishing option for those who are on a mission to shed extra pounds. Just add some lime juice, lychees and sprigs of dill into the blender and your recipe is ready.
Lychees are quite underrated given their long string of benefits. Stuff your kitchen shelf with lychees and keep experimenting.