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19 May, 2018

Shikanji, How to make Nimbu Paani

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Shikanji, traditional lemonade from Punjab is a real thirst quencher, a must during the hot summer months. The refreshing drink is called by other names Shikanjvi,  Shikanjbiand Shikanjbeen, or Nimbu Paani. Panka, that is served in  South India, there is no Shikanji Masala and the flavouring is cardamon.

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Summer Special Shikanji

The main ingredients are lemon or lime juice, ginger juice, ice and water, salt, black salt and cumin. Some recipes include saffron in the ingredients.

These ingredients are just what your body needs to replace in the hot sun and a  glass of chilled Nimbu Paani is sure to refresh you no matter how hot and tired you are.

When we had our Bloggers Meet #75 at Delhi, my flight was to leave the next day Vaishali and her family welcomed Apeksha and me to their home and to take us around. Vaishali took me shopping and enjoyed street food and I bought some amazing stuff. One of them was Shikanji Masala must I tell you we have been enjoying this delicious lemonade on a regular basis.

Actually, when we did Cooking Odessey I was searching for Shahi Shikanji my memory of Indore and kept landing on Nimbu Paani.  It is only after my trip to Delhi that I understood the reason. I can be a bit dense at times!

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Summer Special Nimbu Pani

Nimbu Pani, How To Make Shikanji

  • Serves: 4 glasses
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cups water, chilled
  • 8 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Shikanji masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Method :

  • Mix well all the ingredients in a big deep vessel.
  • Adjust the taste to suit your tastes.
  • Serve chilled.
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Summer Special Shikanji

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Shikanji, How to make Nimbu Paani
Shikanji, traditional lemonade from Punjab is a real thirst quencher, a must during the hot summer months.
Summer Special, Nimbu Pani,Shikanji,Panka,Shikanjvi,  Shikanjbiand Shikanjbeen
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
glasses
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
glasses
Ingredients
Summer Special, Nimbu Pani,Shikanji,Panka,Shikanjvi,  Shikanjbiand Shikanjbeen
Instructions
  1. Mix well all the ingredients in a big deep vessel.
  2. Adjust the taste to suit your tastes.
  3. Serve chilled.
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Summer Special, Nimbu Pani,Shikanji,Panka,Shikanjvi,  Shikanjbiand Shikanjbeen

Summer Special Shikanji

 

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20s COMMENTS

20 thoughts on : Shikanji, How to make Nimbu Paani

  • May 23, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Very refreshing drink, excellent to drink while the weather is too hot outside. Shikanji masala rocks;

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 23, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      True it does Priya.

       
  • May 23, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Remember drinking loads of it during summer holidays when growing up, but off course without shikanji Masala.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 23, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Yes me too Shikanji masala is new.

       
  • May 23, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Oh this one sounds fantastic Archana, never read about shikanji masala though I have made it a couple of times with the ingredients..good one!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 23, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      😀 as if you need a recipe you are a walking talking encyclopedia.

       
  • May 25, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    That is one perfect drink for summer Archana. I do regular lemon juice, with sugar and ice, but never tried with shikanji masala.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      😀

       
  • May 26, 2018 at 3:27 am

    A simple but very satisfying cooling and thirst quenching drink. Sometimes such simple flavors are the best.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 27, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      😀

       
  • May 27, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Very refreshing! I did not know there was a special masala for shikanji. Have to look into it.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 27, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      I too learnt about it in Delhi.

       
  • Nisha Ramesh
    May 29, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Oh, thats a refreshing drink. It amazes me how such a simple drink has so many versions throughout the world. Is there a recipe for shikanji masala ?

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 29, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      😀 Yes every country has lemonade in some variation or other.

       
  • May 31, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Such a refreshing and delicious Indian style lemon juice. My kids have been asking me to make lemonade for a very long time – will try this recipe for them.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 31, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      Do let me know what they think about it Pavani.

       
  • June 4, 2018 at 6:54 am

    I would love it though without the masala – I dont really go for savory drinks

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 6, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      It is not savoury Mir! It is a sweet drink.

       
  • sapana
    June 12, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    This is one simple and refreshing energy booster summer drink.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      😀

       

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