Refreshing Indian Traditional Spicy Cold Drink from North India. Authentic Recipe of Jaljeera.

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Imagine having a drink that sends your tastebuds on a roller coaster ride. The Indian Traditional Spicy Cold Drink from North India – Jaljeera is one such lip-smacking Indian beverage. It has a refreshing and savory aftertaste that lingers.

The word Jaljeera is a combination of two words. Jal means water, and Jeera means cumin. This flavorful beverage is lemonade with a blend of cumin powder and spices. The Jaljeera has its origin in the Northern Parts of India at the banks of the River Ganges. A long time back, the Jaljeera powder was ground on stone slabs and kept in clay vessels. Cumin helps with digestion, and mint has cooling properties. Hence, Jaljeera was a delicious on-the-go beverage during the hot summer season.

Ready-made Jaljeera powder is widely popular across India. It consists of cumin, black pepper, chili, black salt, ginger, and mint. The slightly tangy flavor of Jaljeera comes from dry mango powder. In India, you can find this as an appetizer. The purpose of serving lip-smacking Jaljeera is to startle your tastebuds before the main course.

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Refreshing Indian Traditional Spicy Cold Drink from North India. Authentic Recipe of Jaljeera.

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

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Main Ingredient Group Herbs based Recipes


Servings 2 Servings
Calories / Serving 15 kcal


  • 1 fistful Fresh Mint Leaf
  • 1 fistful Fresh Coriander
  • 4 units Ice Cubes
  • ½ thumb Fresh Ginger Root Grated
  • ½ tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 cups Water
  • ½ unit Lemon
  • ½ tsp Black Peppercorn Crushed
  • Black Salt – Kala Namak to taste


  • To prepare the Jaljeera powder, take the cumin seeds and dry roast them in a pan till their color turns black. Grind the cumin seeds into a fine powder once they cool.
  • Now in a blender, add mint leaves and coriander. Grind them to make a smooth paste.
  • In a pitcher, add ice cubes and grated ginger. Also, add the mint and coriander puree.
  • Next, add the cumin powder, followed by dry mango powder and black salt.
  • Pour in water and add some fresh lemon juice and black pepper powder. Mix the Jaljeera nicely.
  • Check the seasoning and once it is perfect for you, pour it into glasses.
  • Your Indian Traditional Spicy Cold Drink from North India – Jaljeera is ready. Add a few ice cubes and enjoy this cool and refreshing drink.


You can also add some sugar if you prefer your Jaljeera to be a little sweet.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Calories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 86IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Spicy Cold Drink, Jaljeera Recipe, जलजीरा
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