Homemade Jaljeera

Project: Summer 30

Day #2:

Drink – Homemade Jaljeera


Jaljeera literally is cumin water, however it has more spices into it. Jaljeera usually takes form of a summer drink or a welcome drink or an appetizer or even a digestive aid in between or post dining. It reminds to me of the pani poori’s pani (the spiced water that comes with pani poori chaat).

Kural #2: 

கற்றதனால் ஆய பயனென்கொல் வாலறிவன்
நற்றாள் தொழாஅர் எனின்.

Meaning: What is the use of one’s learned education if he/she do not bow to Him who has the purest knowledge.

Homemade Jaljeera
Serves 2
A cooler cum digestive drink
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1.Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  2. 2.Black Pepper - 10 corns
  3. 3.Dry ginger powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. 4.Black Salt - 1 tsp
  5. 5.Salt - 1/4 tsp
  6. 6.Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
  7. 7.Tamarind - size of half a gooseberry
  8. 8.Juice of a lemon
  9. 9.Mint leaves - a handful
  10. 10.Chilled water - 500 ml
  11. 11.Boondi for garnish
  1. Dry roast cumins and pepper corn slightly to release aroma.
  2. Grind together all ingredients except water and boondi with just a cup of water.
  3. Filter it using a mesh and dilute with remaining chilled water. Stir well and adjust taste.
  4. Garnish with boondi and serve immediately.
  1. * Can substitute dry mango powder for tamarind or use both in less proportions for mixed flavor.
  2. * Can use a tad bit of green chilly if preparing large batches for an extra punch.
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