Jal Jeera, as name suggests, a mouth-watering, jeera flavoured Indian Lemonade. Jal Jeera is a cooler drink and also helps in digestion as we are going to add cumin, mint and all fresh spices. It is an essential summer beverage and served as an appetizer in many of the Indian Restaurants. Most of the Punjabi Dhaba 's serve this as an appetizer. Now a days Jal Jeera powder is readily available in stores. We could also prepare jaljeera powder at home and store it in air-tight container. Store bought jal jeera powder uses all dry ingredients including dry mint leaves.  Jal Jeera powder can also be used in chutney and other chaat dishes. 

But I would prefer preparing fresh masala along with fresh mint and coriander leaves so that we would get the traditional rich flavour.Cumin seeds in JalJeera not only quenches the thirst but also increases the appetite. Chilled Jal Jeera helps to beat the heat and also helps in indigestion and dehydration. Lets see the recipe of this healthy drink now...
Jal-Jeera | Jal Jeera (Cumin-MInt Flavoured Indian Lemonade)
Jal-Jeera | Jal Jeera (Cumin-Mint Flavoured Indian Lemonade)

Preparation time and Yield :
Preparation time-
Cooking time10 mins
Yield4 glasses

Jal-Jeera | Jal Jeera (Cumin-MInt Flavoured Indian Lemonade)
Jal-Jeera | Jal Jeera (Cumin-Mint Flavoured Indian Lemonade)

Ingredients:
Cumin Seeds2 tablespoon
Amachoor Powder(Dry Mango Powder)1 tablespoon
Black Salt3/4 teaspoon
Salt1/2 teaspoon
Dry Ginger Powder1/2 teaspoon
Peppercorns1/2 teaspoon
Sugar1/2 teaspoon
Lemon Juice3 tablespoon
Fresh Mint Leaves1/4 Cup
Fresh Coriander Leaves1 tablespoon
Ice Cubes10-12
BoondiFor Garnishing


Method:
  1. Heat a pan and dry roast the cumin seeds till they start turning red color and starts to sputter. Take this roasted cumin seeds to the mixer along with black salt, salt, amachoor powder, peppercorns and dry ginger powder

  2. Grind all these ingredients to a nice powder. Now our dry jal-jeera spice is ready. Wash mint and coriander leaves and add it to the mixer. 

  3. Grind it to a nice paste by adding water. Take this mint and coriander paste to a container and add lemon juice and sugar and mix well

  4. To this mint water, add powdered masala and stir well. This is the concentrated version of jal-jeera

  5. Take a serving glass and add ice-cubes to it. Add 2 tablespoon of concentrated jal jeera to the serving glass. Fill in the glass with cold water or with soda. Finally garnish with boondi 

  6. Serve the chilled Jal-Jeera and get a ready to refresh!
  7. Jal-Jeera | Jal Jeera (Cumin-MInt Flavoured Indian Lemonade)
    Jal-Jeera | Jal Jeera (Cumin-Mint Flavoured Indian Lemonade)


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