Banta or Masala Soda

Project: Summer 30

Day #10:

Drink: Banta or Masala Soda


Banta or Goti Soda is the North Indian counterpart of Goli Soda in South India. This is a lemon flavored sweet soda available in marble sealed blue-green thick bottle. The vendor usually tops it with pinch of chaat masala while serving. I have come up with a homemade version of banta. It aids digestion after a heavy greasy meal.

Disclaimer: Aerated drinks are not quite good for health and should strictly be avoided by kids and pregnant women.

Kural #10:

பிறவிப் பெருங்கடல் நீந்துவர் நீந்தார்
இறைவன் அடிசேரா தார்.


If one doesn’t surrender to His feet, he/she cannot swim across the ocean of births.

Banta or Masala Lemon Soda
Serves 1
Spiced Up Lemon Soda
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1. Plain Soda - 250 ml
  2. 2. Lemon - 1/2
  3. 3. Black Salt - 1/4 tsp
  4. 4. Chaat masala - a big pinch
  5. 5. Glucose - 1 tbsp
  1. Take a big glass and add black salt, chaat masala, glucose and squeeze lemon into it.
  2. Pour chilled soda into the glass. Adjust taste if necessary.
  3. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and serve immediately
  1. * Replace powdered sugar for glucose if it is not available
  2. * Some people like it without sweet in which case you can avoid sugar and add a bit of salt; most restaurants serve this as salted lemon soda.
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