According to the google weather check , Lahore is absolutely freezing its people NOT. Its rather Roasting.
|46°C | °F||Sun||Mon||Tue||Wed|
|Wind: NW at 11 km/h|
There’s heavy load-shedding (wapda shedding) with one hour gap. It would be a blessing if I could finish this post up without interruption. Secondly, its the end of weekend. Boohoo! 🙁 and 3rd point, I wanted to cook a ravishing lunch today not because I love to roast myself in kitchen like a good daughter but for the sake of this ladla blog of mine, I often step into the crusade so I can later blog about it. However, by the time I decided what I want to cook , my super mom had already cooked the meal. Uff dang it! itni bisti.
Anyways, done with the meal thing, I decided I have never really blogged about the local drinks we enjoy in summers in Lahore. There’s the famous Jam-e-Shireen, Lemonade (shakanjawi ) and my most favourite Shakkar cola (brown sugar drink with basil seeds in it). I know two more drinks are in your mind right now that I missed out, Lassi and Saattu. So the former one made with yogurt , I have blogged about it before too but Im keeping it safe for another post on traditional breakfast we enjoy in summers and the latter one , Sattu, so sad, they aren’t available yet.
All of you who belong to Pakistan must know how to make all these drinks. But for the most part, Shakkar Cola is still not very famous among many of the Pakistanis, maybe cause its a street drink, you know what I mean. I’m the only person I believe who consider it a 5 star drink and proudly drink it in crystal flute glass 😛 if I have to.
I take it to university even in my water bottle. And Oh! I forgot, There’s ‘Slush’ another summer drink , recently introduced. Its nothing healthy to be honest just give you chills for the moment and u go AHHHHHHH thand par gai sort of.
ANyways back to the Shakkar Cola.
What you need for that is just brown sugar, basil seeds, a lemon, chilled water and there you go.
And noww! I’m sure you want to know who is Basit?! He’s the annoying cousin bro of mine that once lived in another city and still was a headache. Now that he has migrated to lahore for studies and has been living with us , Daily 2 to 3 captures are must for him. Whenever I am holding the camera , not even shooting mind it but just holding, he always appears out of the blue and then you know what I mean. I don’t understand, Ithought only girls have this 24 hours ‘I am so photogenic’ syndrome, since when did guys become like this always posing and updating their profile pictues on facebook so girls can like and poke? :S.. anyways, he proves to be a good model for me sometimes. Whenever I want something done, I just have to give a tiny threat ‘I won’t take your picture if you dont do it, yaad rakhna phir’ , and there its done.
:D… Here are some of his behind the scene pictures. He was literally troubling me alot, dying to get his hands clean on those drinks.
So cheers to the photography we enjoyed today with chilled drinks. Hope you too are having a great summer or (winter) in your city.
Assalamo alaikum ! 🙂