Lemonade/Shikanji

Shikanjvi is a type of traditional limeade or lemonade from North India.

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.

It is also known by limun paani or nimbu pani.

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons lime juice

8 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves(optional- if making mint lemonade)

1/2 tsp salt or as per taste

1 tsp black salt(optional)

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 liter/ 32 ounces of cold water

Few mint leaves – required for garnish

Ice cubes- as required

Method:

Mint Lemonade

Grind the 1/4 cup of mint leaves to a fine puree

Add 1 liter of water to a jug.

Add the lime juice, the sugar, the salt, the black salt and ground pepper to the jug.

mix it till all the sugar is dissolved.

Now add the mint puree just before serving and give it a quick mix..

Crush the ice cubes

Fill the serving glass halfway with crushed ice.

Pour chilled lemonade over the ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

Lemonade

Add 1 liter of water to a jug.

Add the lime juice, the sugar, the salt, the black salt and ground pepper to the jug.

mix it till all the sugar is dissolved.

Crush the ice cubes.

Fill the serving glass halfway with crushed ice.

Pour chilled lemonade over the ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

You may add club soda instead of water for a unique taste….

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