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Recipe for Shikanji - an Indian lemonade

Summer has hit Bangalore hard and sent us hurtling to our freezers, to pack our drinks with ice. I'm not a big fan of ice in my drinks, but come summer and it changes everything. Today, three of us food blogger friends drove some 25 kilometers in search of props for food photos and thanks to the hea


  • 2 inchs ginger knob of (peeled and sliced)
  • handful mint leaves (washed and cleaned)
  • 2 lemons Juice of
  • 1/2 tsp salt black
  • 1/2 tsp cumin roasted powder
  • 4 tbsps sugar syrup jaggery syrup gur syrup or or nolen


  • In a small mixer, grind the ginger, mint and tulsi with 1/4 cup water.
  • Using a fine meshed sieve, squeeze out all the juice, with the back of a spoon.
  • Add to a mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, black salt, roasted cumin powder and 2 cups of water.
  • Add the sweetener of choice, mix well.
  • To serve, add 2-3 ice cubes in a glass and top with the drink.


For a more fun presentation, serve in recycled jam jars or pickle jars! Serve chilled.
The recipe for Shikanji is part of the endeavor to create a collection of recipes of Traditional Indian Cuisines in collaboration with a few bloggers who share the same passion of cooking. Find more Traditional Recipes from Punjab by #TheKichenDivas all April. Follow our Pinterest board where all these recipes can be easily accessed and bookmarked.
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