Nimbu Sikhanji

Shikanji is a traditional North Indian lemon based drink. It is a summer drink which satiate thirst. It is also very famous in Pakistan. This drink is full of vitamin C as lemon is the main ingredient. The main ingredients of the dish are lemon, ginger, black salt, sugar, zeera and water. It compensate all the need of human body during summer. This can be prepared well before and stored in fridge.

Holi is a festival of colour, fun and masti. During holi we can hear the foot steps of summer. Kids do have lits of masti and fun. This holi I thought of preparing this yummy drink for my kids. Before preparing it for holi party I prepared it for my kids. They just loved it. I am sorted for the drink which I will serve on holi party..

With this measurement one will get 2 glasses of shikanji. For measurement I have used this cup..

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Abhipsa's Secret Indian Recipe !


Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
5 mins


Ginger water- 11\2 cups (Preparation Method Provided in footnotes)
Cold water- 4cups
Lemon- 11\2 (medium size)
Sugar- 3 to 4tbsp
Black salt 1\2tsp
Roasted zeera powder- 1\4tsp
Sliced lemon- 2 Slice
Mint leaves- 2
Ice cubes- 4 to 5
In a big bowl add ginger water and cold water, sugar. Stir properly so that sugar dissolves completely. It will take 5 to 6 mins.
Then add black salt and roasted zeera powder and mix again. Now add lemon juice to it and mix. Now taste and balance the flavours.
Now strain the drink and pour in glasses. Decorate with the slice of lemmon
Preparation of Ginger water Grated ginger- 1 cup Sugar- 11\2 cups Water- 6 cups . . . In a bowl add water, sugar and grated ginger. Keep the bowl on gas and let the sugar melt. It will take 5 to 6 mins. Strain the grated ginger from water. Or else ginger water will have more gingery flavour. Let the water cool down. Pour in a bottle. It can be stored in fridge for 2 to 3 weeks.