Shikanji or Shikanjvi is a traditional summer drink in India. It is also knowns as nimbupani with just basic ingredients like lemon, sugar, and black salt. This elevates energy level on hot days.

In summers you can see many stalls on the roadside serving this chilled lemonade in scorching heat. A great thirst quencher and a refreshing drink. You can make it in advance and store in the fridge. Using black salt taste great as compare to normal salt because of its peculiar taste.Shikanji or Shikanjvi is a traditional summer drink in India. It is also knowns as nimbupani with just basic ingredients like lemon, sugar, and black salt. This elevates energy level on hot days.

There is a slight difference between nimbu pani and shikanji. Nimu pani or lemonade is simple water, lemonjuice, sugar and salt combination. Whereas shikanji is having some extra added flavors like black salt, cumin seeds powder.

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This recipe can be easily double or triple up as per requirement. Let see how I prepare this easy and quick summer drink shikanji.Shikanji or Shikanjvi is a traditional summer drink in India. It is also knowns as nimbupani with just basic ingredients like lemon, sugar, and black salt. This elevates energy level on hot days.

Shikanji Recipe | Summer Drink

Ingredients                                               2 Serving

2 Cups water
1/2 Cup sugar syrup
1 Tsp black salt
1/4 Cup lemon juice
1/2 Tsp cumin seeds powder
Few mint leaves (optional)
Handful icecubes

Method

  1. In a pan or pitcher or jug add water, sugar syrup, lemon juice, cumin seed powder, and salt. Mix well.
  2.  Serve chilled or with ice cubes and mint leaves.

Notes

  1. Sugar Syrup: Add 1/4 cup sugar in 1/2 cup of water. Heat it on low heat till the sugar dissolves in water. As soon as sugar dissolved off the heat and your sugar syrup is ready. Wait for few minutes to cool it down.
  2. Instead of water add sprite or sparkling water.
  3. If you need to have it on fasting days replace black salt and normal salt with rock salt.
  4. You can replace this sugar syrup with the jaggery syrup. Prepare exactly with the same measurement as sugar syrup. Be careful while having shikanji with jaggery syrup as jaggery considered to be having warm properties. I was so thirsty after having jaggery shikanji once. and for 1-2 days my stomach was upset. I had 3 glasses of jaggery shikanji in 24 hours as I made it in bigger quantity.

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Shikanji Recipe | How To Make Shikanji | Summer Drink

Shikanji or Shikanjvi is a traditional summer drink in India. It is also knowns as nimbupani with just basic ingredients like lemon, sugar, and black salt. This elevates energy level on hot days.

In summers you can see many stalls on the roadside serving this chilled lemonade in scorching heat. A great thirst quencher and a refreshing drink. You can make it in advance and store in the fridge. Using black salt taste great as compare to normal salt because of its peculiar taste.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Indian summer cooler, Shikanji, Summer drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Author code2cook

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups water
  • 1/2 Cup sugar syrup
  • 1 Tsp black salt
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin seeds powder
  • Few mint leaves (optional)
  • Handful icecubes

Instructions

  1. In a pan or pitcher or jug add water, sugar syrup, lemon juice, cumin seed powder, and salt. Mix well.

  2. Serve chilled or with ice cubes and mint leaves.

Recipe Notes

  1. Sugar Syrup: Add 1/4 cup sugar in 1/2 cup of water. Heat it on low heat till the sugar dissolves in water. As soon as sugar dissolved off the heat and your sugar syrup is ready. Wait for few minutes to cool it down.
  2. Instead of water add sprite or sparkling water.
  3. If you need to have it on fasting days replace black salt and normal salt with rock salt.
  4. You can replace this sugar syrup with the jaggery syrup. Prepare exactly with the same measurement as sugar syrup. Be careful while having shikanji with jaggery syrup as jaggery considered to be having warm properties. I was so thirsty after having jaggery shikanji once. and for 1-2 days my stomach was upset. I had 3 glasses of jaggery shikanji in 24 hours as I made it in bigger quantity.

Recently We moved to a new location, to feel at home I made a few summer coolers drinks which remind me of my parents. Every drink is having some memories attached. Shikanji was served every day almost whenever my father used to come back from office. How we used to buy ice as there was no fridge at home and much more.Would like to send this to #FlavoursomeTuesday.FlavoursomeTuesdays

2 thoughts on “Shikanji Recipe | How To Make Shikanji | Summer Drink”

  1. Excellent summer drink, a prefect thirsty quencher. One of my favourite summer drink which i never fail to make whenever my energy level drops during summer. Awesome click.

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