Indian Spice Drink Jaljeera Recipe

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Today let’s try a new drink, something that isn’t too sweet but refreshing and healthy at the same time. We had this drink at an Indian restaurant and absolutely loved it’s taste and qualities. This Jaljeera Recipe will stun you, with its authentic Indian spice taste!

Do let us know if you tried this recipe, in the comments below!

Jajaljeera recipe

Infused with Indian spice this Jaljeera recipe originated from North of India. Though the name translates to cumin water, don’t worry, it tastes nothing like the name states! It’s refreshing, tangy, a little spicy and absolutely wonderful.

The drink is often consumed as an appetizer for its digestive qualities and is also enjoyed on the streets of India. Here’s our version of the Jaljeera recipe, it still has its desi touch to it while having some innovation in the flavours. Enjoy is an exceptional drink and experience the cooling and refreshing effects, and cheer up your stomach as well because this really helps!

Read and find out about this amazing drink more! And if you’re not a big fan of this then try out our other refreshing drink recipes!

Ingredients That You’ll Need For This Jaljeera Recipe

For Soaking Tamarind:

  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon tightly packed tamarind (if you prefer tangy and sour flavour then you can add ½ tablespoon more)

For The Jaljeera Chutney:

For Making The Jaljeera Drink:

  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons boondi (add as required)
  • few mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Tools You’ll Need

Jajaljeera recipe

How To Make Indian Spice, Jaljeera Recipe?

Soaking The Tamarind

Soak around 1 tablespoon of tamarind (tightly packed) in ¼th cup of hot water for around 20 minutes.

Making Jaljeera Chutney

First, you need to get 1/3 cup of some fresh mint leaves and water, add the leaves to the water to soak them and then drain all of the water. Then add the mint leaves to a small grinder jar and remember to only use the mint leaves, not the stems or else you’ll notice a bitter taste!

Next, you need to add the soaked tamarind with the water it was soaking in and do make sure that you do not add any seeds of the tamarind.

After this, add around 1.5 teaspoons of cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon of fennel and ½ teaspoon of black pepper to punch it, and lastly seeds removed from 1 black cardamom for a refreshing taste and aroma.

Then, add 1 teaspoon of dry mango powder, 1 teaspoon of chaat masala, 1 pinch of hong and black salt according to taste. You can use lemon juice if you do not have mango powder, and you can substitute black salt with normal rock salt or sea salt.

Finally, grind to a smooth textured chutney, and you can even strain it if you don’t like the texture using a strainer.

Jajaljeera recipe

Making The Jaljeera Drink:

Grab your Jaljeera chutney and pour it in a bowl and add about 1.5 cups of water to it. Then mix it well and taste it to confirm if it needs more salt or dry mango powder/lemon juice.

If the Jaljeera tastes bitter (usually due to mediocre quality mint) then add some lemon juice to end the bitterness. Then place the Jaljeera into the refrigerator.

Serve chilled, and add some chaat masala, mix it well and garnish it with some mint leaves in each glass it is served in! Enjoy our perfectly balanced Jaljeera recipe!

Storing The Jaljeera Drink

Our Jaljeera recipe is made to last a long time, and you can easily store the drink in your refrigerator as it can easily last for about a month. You can take it out of the refrigerator whenever you want to serve, and add some water to it if it thickens.

Indian Spice Drink Jaljeera Recipe

Today let’s try a new drink, something that isn’t too sweet but refreshing and healthy at the same time. We had this drink at an Indian restaurant and absolutely loved it’s taste and qualities. This Jaljeera Recipe will stun you, with its authentic Indian spice taste!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword desi drink, indian spice drink, jaljeera recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 30kcal
Author Hearty Cook Book

Equipment

  • Spice grinder
  • Wooden spoon (for mixing)
  • Small bowl
  • Strainer (optional)
  • Mason jars

Ingredients

For Soaking Tamarind

For The Jaljeera Chutney

For Making The Jaljeera Drink

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons boondi (add as required)
  • few mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Soaking The Tamarind

  • Soak around 1 tablespoon of tamarind (tightly packed) in ¼th cup of hot water for around 20 minutes.

Making Jaljeera Chutney

  • First, you need to get1/3 cup of some fresh mint leaves and water, add the leaves to the water to soak them and then drain all of the water. Then add the mint leaves to a small grinder jar and remember to only use the mint leaves, not the stems or else you’ll notice a bitter taste!
  • Next, you need to add the soaked tamarind with the water it was soaking in and do make sure that you do not add any seeds of the tamarind.
  • After this, add around1.5 teaspoons of cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon of fennel and ½ teaspoon of black pepper to punch it, and lastly seeds removed from 1 black cardamom for a refreshing taste and aroma.
  • Then, add 1 teaspoon of dry mango powder, 1 teaspoon of chaat masala, 1 pinch of hing and black salt according to taste. You can use lemon juice if you do not have mango powder, and you can substitute black salt with normal rock salt or sea salt.
  • Finally, grind to a smooth textured chutney, and you can even strain it if you don’t like the texture using a strainer.

Making The Jaljeera Drink

  • Grab your Jaljeera chutney and pour it in a bowl and add about 1.5 cups of water to it. Then mix it well and taste it to confirm if it needs more salt or dry mango powder/lemon juice.
  • If the Jaljeera tastes bitter (usually due to mediocre quality mint) then add some lemon juice to end the bitterness. Then place the Jaljeera into the refrigerator.
  • Serve chilled, and add some chaat masala, mix it well and garnish it with some mint leaves in each glass it is served in! Enjoy our perfectly balanced Jaljeera recipe!

Notes

Storing The Jaljeera Drink

Our Jaljeera recipe is made to last a long time, and you can easily store the drink in your refrigerator as it can easily last for about a month. You can take it out of the refrigerator whenever you want to serve, and add some water to it if it thickens.

 

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Calories: 30cal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 2342mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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