June 19, 2020

Jaljeera | Jaljira

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Jaljeera is an Indian drink which is served as a starter before any meal and a very tasty appetizer.  This drink helps in digestion as well a very good source of hydration in peak summer. 

Jal jeera loosely translates to cumin water.  Cumin as we know has lot of medicinal properties and plays a vital role in aiding digestion and preventing stomach disorders .

Jaljeera is flavored with fresh herbs and spices like black salt, rock salt, ginger ,  fresh mint and some lemon juice to make it all the more tasty .

This drink can be easily prepared at home and relished during summers.  We can make a big jar of this healthy and tasty drink and refrigerate it .
Instead of sugar , I have added jaggery powder which makes it all the more healthy.

Jaljeera can  be served in various ways . Some love to have the drink topped with lot of boondi while some like it with a fizz by adding club soda instead of plain water .

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking time : Nil 
Makes 3 to 4 glasses 
Complexity: simple 


10 to 15 mint leaves 
Small piece of ginger  chopped
2 tablespoon  jaggery powder 
1 lemon
Small piece of ginger  
2 tsp roasted jeera powder
1 tsp chat masala 
1/2 tsp black salt 
1 tsp salt 
500 ml chilled water 

  • In a blender jar , add the  mint leaves, ginger ,jaggery powder , jeera powder , salt, black salt, chat masala and grind into a fine paste with little water .
  • Strain this using a strainer and collect the extract in a big vessel .
  • Add in the chilled  water to this extract and the lime juice squeezed from the lemon.
  • Stir it well and serve chilled. 

  1. Adjust jaggery if you want it a little more sweet .
  2. Store bought jaljeera powder can also be used to prepare this drink . In that case, skip the additional usage of chat masala, black salt and roasted jeera powder. 

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  1. I love jaljeera. This is perfect for summers and good for digestion too.

  2. Priya your recipe reminds me of the jaljeera that I always enjoy at the ISKCON temple in Juhu. Now I have your recipe to follow. Will for sure make it during summer as hubby too loves it. Making at home has the advantage that I can add more or less of the spices according to my taste.

  3. Summer and jaljeeras are hand in hand. I love that this recipe is instant and has no need to make a premix. So tasty.

  4. Jaljeera is so refreshing and yummy to enjoy in the summers. Your version sounds so easy to make. Will definitely try it soon.

  5. We love Jaljeera in the summer but I have never made it at home. Your recipe is easy to follow and I have all the ingredients so looking forward to making it.

  6. What a healthy and delicious combination of ingredients. The mint is so refreshing on hot summer days!


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