Pakhala is a dish from Orissa that is known to be cooling and treat heat stroke. Given India’s tendency to get extremely hot each region has its own answer. Curd rice being a convenient favourite to some.
Pakhala is a type of curd rice made with rice, curd, cumin, cucumber, fried onions and mint leaves. Roasted vegetables are served on the side for sustenance.
Orissa, Bengal and Assam are common places where the dish is eaten.