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Jal Jeera

Jal Jeera Or Indian Spiced Lemonade

Jal Jeera Or Indian Spiced Lemonade

The cumin is a medicinal ingredient which aids digestion. The mint has a cooling effect. Black salt or rock salt acts as a digestive. Jaljeera is popular in northern India because it is thought to have cooling properties, against the temperature of the region. It is generally served with appetizers before a meal, but is also drunk between meals. Some versions do not involve any added sugar.

Jal Jeera is an Indian spiced lemonade. This is an Indian beverage, serves in summer. This is a very refreshing drink made with Indian spices, lemon/lime juice, black pepper powder, and etc. Jal means Water in Hindi & Jeera means Cumin. Cumin is the main ingredient to make this Indian Lemonade. Jal Jeera


For the Jal Jeera Mixture :

  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Min leaves - 1 cup, chopped
  • Cilantro Or Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Black Pepper Corns - 5 to 6 OR black Pepper Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger - 1/2" long piece
  • Rock Salt - to taste or 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Asfoetida Or hing - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Aamchur Or Dry Mango powder Or Tamarind Pulp - 1 teaspoon

For Jal Jeera Drink :

  • Chilled Water - 4 cups
  • Lemon/Lime Juice -  Of 1 large lemon/lime
  • Kaffir Lime/Normal Lemon Wedges - For Garnishing

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15 Minute(s)

Jal Jeera

Steps to Prepare

Take a small spice grinder and add all the ingredients under the heading of "Jal Jeera mixture", add 2 tablespoons of water and grind them to make a fine paste.

Now take a large mixing bowl, add the freshly made "Jal Jeera Mixture", 4 cups of water, lemon/lime juice and mix all together.

Strain the mixture through a tea strainer. Pour into glasses, garnish with Kaffir lemon/lime slices, mint leaves & ice-cubes and serve.

Jal Jeera
Jal Jeera

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