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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Shikanji - Indian Lemonade


Summer Vacations are here ! Means that time of the year when we can have Ice-creams, Kulfis, Shikanji, Orange pop sticks without any roktok (stoppage). So today's post is about my favorite refreshing drink which is very famous in North India -Shikanji ! A healthy refreshing drink with an addition of lemon, cumin powder and kala nanak. Outside any Office gate, school or college you are sure to find a thelawala selling Shikanji for mere Rs. 5 ! Easy on your pocket too you see !


Summer is spreading it’s tentacles and to avoid getting dehydrated and refresh your senses there is nothing more effective than a large glass of fresh lemonade or “Shikanji ". Although there are canned and concentrated drinks available in the market, but you are never sure of what ingredients are being applied to enhance it’s taste or prolong it’s packed life. Lime being best source of Vitamin C protects body from various skin related diseases. So go ahead and enjoy a hot summer with ease.
If you want to check few more Summer special drinks then click on Papaya Orange Juice, Pomegranate Virgin Mojito, Honeydew Melon Juice, Fresh Black Grape Juice, Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients:
2 Lemons, soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes
Soda / Sprite, chilled Or you can use chilled water instead
3 tbsp Sugar OR as required + 3 tbsp Water {Stir until dissolved}
1 tsp Roasted Cumin powder (jeera powder)
1/2 tsp Black Salt
1/4 tsp Ginger powder
Few Mint leaves
A few Ice cubes

Method:
Roll the lemons over your kitchen counter by slightly pressing them down. This actually helps them to release their juice. Slice the lemons and discard the seeds. Squeeze the juice with the help of your hand and keep aside. 

Add the syrup in your pitcher followed by ice cubes, lemon juice, black salt, cumin powder, ginger powder, and add sprite. Give a nice stir, taste and adjust sugar /lemon juice as per your liking. Pour into glasses, garnish it with mint leaves. Serve it chilled by adding a slice of lemon. Enjoy Desi Lemonade !!!

5 comments:

  1. very interesting lemonade, never had it with spice added to it. could use a cold glass of that delicious lemonade ... its sooooooooooooo hot over here these days

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  2. very interesting lemonade, never had it with spice added to it. could use a cold glass of that delicious lemonade ... its sooooooooooooo hot over here these days

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  3. I love Shikanjvi very much. This cool pitcher sure helps to handle summer without getting tired. Liked your clicks too! Cheers to Hamaree Rasoi and Shikanjvi!

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