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jaljeera indian drink recipe

Jaljeera recipe (जलजीरा रेसिपी) with step by step photos, jaljeera is a cooking summer drink from north India. If you analyse the name, jal means water and jeera means cumin, and so jaljeera literally means cumin water. However, there is much more than just that to the jaljeera drink.

Jaljeera drink is served as appetizer as well because it is great for the digestive system. Its cooling properties make it an ideal summer drink; a great thirst quencher. It has an earthy fragrance and a tangy and spicy taste.

It gets the vibrant green color from mint and fresh coriander, the tang from the lemon juice and dried mango powder, and the spices like pepper, cumin, dried ginger add such a zing to it. The pungency from the black salt hits the spot.

How to Make Jaljeera

Jaljeera is a very light and easy to make drink. The herbs, seasoning, and spices are ground together to a puree. The puree is diluted with chilled water. Adding boondi as a garnish lends an interesting texture to the jaljeera recipe. An occasional crunch from the boondi as you sip on a glass of chilled jaljeera.

If you are looking for more non-alcoholic summer drink recipes to make at home this season, check out salted lassi recipe, watermelon lemonade, oreo milshake, piyush, and cold coffee.

Now let’s take a look at the jaljeera ingredients and method of preparation.

how to make jaljeera

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Jaljeera recipe, an easy and healthy summer drink that is very cooling for the body. It's is very good for digestion, which makes jaljeera an ideal appetizer before meals. It has a peppery tasty and an earthy fragrance and the freshness of mint and fresh coriander.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Coriander leaves - ½ cup
  • Mint leaves - ½ cup
  • Black salt - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Asafetida / hing - 2 pinches
  • Black peppercorns - 1 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder / bhuna jeera powder - ½ tbsp
  • Dried mango powder / amchur - 1 tsp
  • Dried ginger powder / saunth - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - ½ tbsp
  • Juice of two medium-sized lemons
  • Chilled water - 4 cups
  • Boondi - ¼ cup, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients to make the jaljeera except the water and boondi in a blender.
  2. Add just a little water and grind everything to a smooth puree.
  3. Transfer the jaljeera puree to a jug.
  4. Add the remaining water to the puree and stir well with a bar spoon. If you like your jaljeera milder, add a little more water.
  5. Pour the jaljeera into the glasses.
  6. Garnish each glass with a tablespoon of boondi. Add more boondi if you like.
  7. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

 

jaljeera recipe with step by step pictures below


Step 1

Gather the ingredients for making the jaljeera recipe.

jaljeera ingredients


Step 2

Combine 1/2 cup coriander leaves, 1/2 cup mint leaves, 1 tsp black salt, salt to taste, 2 pinches of asafetida/hing, 1 tsp black peppercorns, 1/2 tbsp roasted cumin powder, 1 tsp dried mango powder/amchur, dried ginger powder/saunth, 1/2 tbsp sugar, and juice of two medium-sized lemons.

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Step 3

Add just a little water and grind everything to a smooth puree.

making jaljeera summer beverage recipe


Step 4

Transfer the jaljeera puree to a jug.

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Step 5

Add 4 cups of chilled water to the puree and stir well with a bar spoon. If you like your jaljeera milder, add a little more water.

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Step 6

Pour the jaljeera into the glasses.

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Step 7

Garnish each glass with a tablespoon of boondi. Add more boondi if you like.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    N Vijaya
    March 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    spicy and cool jaljeera.. i dont have saunth..can i omit it? will it make a bi difference taste wise?

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Hi. Yes, it makes a difference. You may add 1 inch of fresh ginger while grinding the mint puree.

  • Reply
    jyoti sheth
    April 6, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    digestive drink . tasty

  • Reply
    sharmila karmarkar
    April 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    wonderful. my favrite

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