Project: Summer 30
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).
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.
- 1.Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
- 2.Black Pepper - 10 corns
- 3.Dry ginger powder- 1/4 tsp
- 4.Black Salt - 1 tsp
- 5.Salt - 1/4 tsp
- 6.Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
- 7.Tamarind - size of half a gooseberry
- 8.Juice of a lemon
- 9.Mint leaves - a handful
- 10.Chilled water - 500 ml
- 11.Boondi for garnish
- Dry roast cumins and pepper corn slightly to release aroma.
- Grind together all ingredients except water and boondi with just a cup of water.
- Filter it using a mesh and dilute with remaining chilled water. Stir well and adjust taste.
- Garnish with boondi and serve immediately.
- * Can substitute dry mango powder for tamarind or use both in less proportions for mixed flavor.
- * Can use a tad bit of green chilly if preparing large batches for an extra punch.