Jaljeera (Minty Cumin Lemonade)
Jaljeera is very popular in northern India. Jaljeera is generally served with appetizers before a meal, Jaljeera is also drunk between meals. Some versions do not involve any added sugar. It has cooling properties, against the temperature of the region.
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Indian
  • ½ cup Mint Leaves
  • ½ cup Coriander Leaves
  • ½ tsp Ginger Paste
  • 2 tsp Roasted Cumin Seeds Powder
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 1 tsp Black Salt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chaat Masala
  • ½ tsp Dry Mango Powder/Amchoor Powder
  • 4-5 cup Chilled Water
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Namkeen Boondi for Garnishing
  1. Blend the mint leaves with coriander leaves, ginger paste, cumin powder, pinch of asafetida, black salt, salt, ½ tsp chaat masala and dry mango powder in blender using a little water till the smooth paste.
  2. Take a large bowl, add 4-5 cup chilled water, lemon juice and prepared smooth paste, mix well.
  3. Strain the mixture using strainer, now Jaljeera is ready to drink.
  4. Garnish with boondi and serve chilled.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at http://www.binjalsvegkitchen.com/jaljeera-minty-cumin-lemonade/