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Jal Jeera Recipe

Jal Jeera is a popular Indian Drinks
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Drinks Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
No-Bake Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
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Indian, Arabic and Continental Recipes by Rehana Khambaty 

Jal Jeera is a super cool refreshing drink for hot Indian summers. It is a popular Holi drink and is an ideal option to beat the heat. 

Jal Jeera is a flavoursome drink with cooling ingredients - tamarind, cumin seeds, black salt crystals and mint leaves. It is widely recognised in northern India as a healthy appetiser because of its medicinal properties.  

Jal Jeera is an aromatic drink with a sweet, sour and spicy taste.


  • 100 g - Tamarind
  • 5 cups - water
  • 2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • small piece - black salt crystals
  • 1 tbsp - chopped Mint leaves
  • 2 Green chillies
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Jal Jeera:

    1. Soak tamarind in 1 cup warm water.
    2. On a tava, lightly roast cumin seeds. Grind with black salt.
    3. Put rest of the water to boil with ground cumin and black salt, mint, chillies and a little salt if necessary.
    4. Squeeze out tamarind pulp, and throw away stones.
    5. Mix tamarind pulp and water with jeera water. Boil for about 5 mins.
    6. Cool. Strain through cloth or fine strainer. Chill.
    7. If desired, add a few pieces of chopped cucumber before serving.


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