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Refreshing Indian Traditional Lemonade from North India. Authentic Recipe of Shikanji.

Things to know about Shikanji Recipe

The summer season in India is fascinating. The scorching heat of the afternoon stays back till late evening. When people come back home after work, and when the kids finish their play. A fresh and delicious glass of Shikanji refreshes everyone.

The Indian Traditional Lemonade from North India – Shikanji is a lemon-based summer drink. It is the Indian version of lemonade and contains spices like cumin, saffron, black salt, etc. The goodness of Vitamin C and tangy taste makes Shikanji one of the most loved drinks in Indian homes. During summers, you can find several roadside stalls in India selling fresh and chilled Shikanji. It is easy to prepare Shikanji at home and takes only 10 minutes. The key to preparing delicious Shikanji is using fresh lemons. The addition of black salt and other herbs enhances the taste. While Shkinaji tastes best when served immediately, you can also store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Refreshing Indian Traditional Lemonade from North India. Authentic Recipe of Shikanji.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: शिकंजी
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Main Ingredient Group Fruit based Recipes
Spice Level No Spicy Recipes
Main Cooking Method Chilled, Only Mixing


Servings 2 Servings
Calories / Serving 4 kcal


  • 1 unit Lemon Medium
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Black Salt – Kala Namak to taste
  • White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar to taste
  • 4 pcs Ice Cubes
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  • To prepare the Shikanji, take the lemon and cut them in half.
  • In a bowl or pitcher, add water and with the help of a juice squeezer, squeeze the lemon juice into it.
  • Add sugar, black salt, and cumin powder. Stir it well till the sugar dissolves.
  • Now pour it into the glasses and add ice cubes. Your Indian Traditional Lemonade from North India – Shikanji is ready. Serve it chilled.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 4kcalCarbohydrates: 0.5gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.04gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Lemonade, Shikanji Recipe, शिकंजी
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