December  1, 2016
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Jaljeera (pictured in the front of the photograph above) is an Indian beverage that aids in digestion, prevents nausea, and stimulates appetite especially in the sultry, humid weather condition of India. —Annada Rathi

  • Makes 2 glasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 35 mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black salt
  • 1 to 2 pinches fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon amchoor (raw mango powder)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
In This Recipe
  1. Toast cumin seeds in a skillet for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Add the toasted cumin and all the other ingredients to a blender. Make sure you blend everything to a fine paste. Some people prefer sugar in jaljeera. Please try this recipe with or without sugar and decide for yourself.
  3. Add 2 glasses of water (about 16 ounces) to this paste. If you prefer a smooth drink, run this mix through a sieve. Chill before serving.

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