Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Shikanji recipe | Indian lemonade | Summer coolers recipe

Shikanji

Shikanji is a popular summer drink of North India. It is also called as Indian lemonade. I have first tasted this 2 years back in a birthday party. It tasted like lemonade but was bit different too. Then another friend told me that it is Shikanji, a popular drink of North india. Also she told me the ingredients of the shikanji too.  After that i tasted a similar one in Pizza hut last year in India as masala lemonade. It is almost the same but they have added plain soda to that . Past few days we are experiencing a very hot sunny days and suddenly i remembered of this drink and made it at home. Everyone liked it and i thought i will post the recipe of shikanji here. Stay hydrated this summer by taking lots of water, watermelon, cucumber, ash gourd and lemons. Avoid eating very spicy food. Check out my summer coolers collection for more  recipes.
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Shikanji recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : Nil |Serves: 4-5

     Lemon juice  3 tblsp approx. (from 2 indian lemons)
     Water   4 cups
     Cumin powder |jeera powder   1 tsp
     Chaat masala    1 tsp
     Black salt  2 pinches
     Salt  a pinch
     Sugar   3 tblsp apporx. 
     Mint leaves    to garnish
     
     

Shikanji
Method:
  • Squeeze out the lemon juice from the lemons. Discard the seeds if any. I generally use a tea strainer for this.
  • Add all the ingredients to this, except mint leaves.  Let this sit for 5 minutes.
  • Filter this using a strainer.
shikanji lemonade
  •  Add mint leaves while serving. I didn't have mint leaves so i didn't add. Add some ice cubes and serve chill.
shikanji- lemonade
Notes:
  1. You can add plain soda to this. If adding soda add 3 cups of water and add 1 cup of soda.
  2. If black salt is not available, use normal salt only.  
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