Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Shikanji/Shikanjvi/ Shinkanjbi/ Shinkanjbeen, from Madhya Pradesh

Today we are chilling @ the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh. So, a Simple summer cooler for us to chill, presenting lemon jooos!!!;)
Shikanji, is traditional limeade or lemonade from North India which is also popular in our neighbouring country Pakistan. Wiki says alternative names include shikanji, shikanjbi and shikanjbeen. While the base ingredients include lemon or lime juice, ginger juice, ice and water, shikanjvi often contains other ingredients such as salt, saffron and cumin. People also experiment using mint leaves, rose water etc.
Ingredients
1 medium size lemon
2 glasses of Chilled water
1 tsp roasted cumin/jeera or you can use cumin powder too
rock salt or black salt as required (i used rock salt)
2 tsp Sugar
4-5 mint leaves (optional)

Method
  • Take Chilled water in a bowl, cut the lemon into two and using a lemon squeezer, squeeze the juice directly into the water.
  • Add Sugar, Salt and cumin seeds/cumin powder, add crushed mint leaves. Stir and Serve immediately.
  • Do not miss the sugar and salt combination, gives a great taste. Adding mint leaves is optional, but i would definitely recommend. 
  • Originally black salt is added, that gives a unique taste to the drink. Since i didn't have black salt in hand, i used rock salt.

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17 comments:

  1. just back from office and this picture of yours is simply making me drool

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  2. same pinch... I also made shikanji!! so refreshing... addition of mint should have been even more refreshing..

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  3. Omg, your picture is just torturing me, wat a click Priya..Am in love with ur drink.

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  4. perfect drink..perfect timing..looks very refreshing!

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  5. Shikanji is a great summer drink. Kala namak surely makes it awesome!

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  6. A classic thirst quencher in the hot summer months! Even the picture looks refreshing.

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  7. Perfect thirst quencher for this scorching summer...

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  8. Shikanji looks so refreshing and perfect for hot summer..Awesome clicks.

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  9. beautifully captured. refreshing and cool. perfect drink

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  10. Very beautifully captured Priya..I love the texture and composition where the jeera is still floating around!

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  11. wow... a glass of tanginess...Perfect or this hot summer!!

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  12. a different kind of lemonade with the spices. temps warming up this would be great

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  13. Refreshing and delicious lemonade.

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  14. Its hot here and I am fresh out of the kitchen. Your pic has me drooling.

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  15. Such a refreshing drink! Lovely picture

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  16. Such a refreshing drink for hot, sultry days. Love the way you have captured those images.

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