Summer is here and so are the street carts selling jal jeera drink. People thronging these street carts to quench their thirst is a very common sight on a hot summer afternoon. You will find jaljeera water stored in earthen pots (matka) wrapped with wet cloth to keep it cold. This drink is quintessentially served with boondi, pudina and chunks of ice. Already slurping? Fret not, you can easily make it at home too. Jal jeera - that literally translates to jal (water) and jeera (cumin) - is not only easy to make, but also has an extensive range of health benefitting properties. That's right. The ingredients used in this drink, namely jeera, mint, coriander leaves, lemon, fennel etc, have a pool of nutrients that aid digestion and help beat the extreme heat.
Jal Jeera Recipe: How To Make Summer Special Jal Jeera Water:
Making jal jeera water is super easy and convenient. You can either get a packet of jal jeera premix, stir it in cold water, garnish with lemon, mint, boondi and coriander leaves and serve. And if you want to prepare it from the very scratch, here is a super easy recipe for you. Click here for jal jeera water recipe.
Now that you have tried the classic jal jeera water, how about customizing the flavours to give it a unique taste? Sounds interesting? We found this paan infused jal jeera water recipe that will add the goodness of paan to the drink.
How To Make Paan Jal Jeera:
This recipe has been shared on Instagram by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor. "This drink is made with betel leaves and some refreshing spices. Paan and jal jeera both are individually good for digestion so no wonder what this drink will do to your digestive system," the post reads.
To make this drink, we will need 8-10 betel leaves, 1 lemon, 10-12 fresh coriander springs, 10-12 fresh mint springs, 4 tsps roughly chopped ginger, 1 tsp chaat masala, 1 tsp roasted cumin powder, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1 tsp black salt, 4 tsps castor sugar, 4 pinches of salt, Ice cubes as required, club soda as required and red cherry (to garnish).
Get hold of these ingredients as we will take you through the process of making paan jal jeera water. Take a look:
Try this summer-special paan jal jeera drink today and let us know how you liked it.
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