Jal jeera recipe

Jal jeera is a traditional Indian drink served as an appetizer. It is not only delicious but a good digestive as well. Fresh mint and coriander leaves are what lend the attractive green colour to the drink.

Ingredients :

1 cup mint leaves

1/2 cup coriander leaves

1/2 heaped tsp roasted Cumin powder

1 tsp dry ginger powder

1/4 tsp Hing/Asafoetida

2 heaped tsps Black salt

1/4 tsp salt

2/4 tsp pepper powder

Juice on one lemon

1 tbsp tamarind paste

1 tbsp sugar

Boondi for garnishing

One litre of chilled water.


Wash and pick the mint leaves. Grind together the mint, coriander leaves and lemon juice to a smooth paste. Tip into a bowl. Add the Hing, black salt, sugar, salt, dry ginger powder, roasted Cumin powder, pepper powder, tamarind paste and one litre of water. . Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for three to four hours. This drink needs to be prepared beforehand and allowed to stand for atleast three to four hours for the flavours to infuse. Serve chilled, garnished with Boondi.

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