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Jal Jeera

1 Jan

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Jal Jeera.

Jal Jeera is a famous North Indian beverage served during summer time. Jal means water and jeera means cumin. Mint leaves are blended with water and strained. The water is then mixed with cumin powder and other spices. Jal jeera is served cold with a hint of lime juice in it.
Makes: 2 Servings of Jal Jeera.

Ingredients:

Freshly Roasted Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Mint Leaves 10 – 15 Leaves
Black Pepper Powder 1/4 tsp
Black Salt a Pinch
Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Mix mint leaves with a cup of water.
Blend the mint leaves, strain and collect the water.

To the collected water, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Add around 2 glasses of water to dilute the above mixture.
Shake well and pour onto glasses having a handful of ice.
Serve jal jeera as a beverage.
Notes: Make sure to blend the mint leaves well to retrieve all the essence.

Suggestions: If the jal jeera is not spicy enough, add more pepper powder. For more tangy flavor, add amchur powder or add more lemon juice.
Variations: You can also add a small piece of ginger while adding the mint leaves for more heat.
Other Names: Jal Jeera. Jhal Jeera, Cumin Mint Drink.