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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Jal jeera is an Indian drink made with mint, coriander leaves, lemon and tamarind as main ingredients, along with some spices. I have tasted only thrice in restaurants. When I made pani puri post, I clicked that time itself to post this one, but some how was not satisfied with the clicks as well as I felt I should click when I make specifically Jal jeera. I used the same pictures for steps alone, but I made this drink last week. It’s very appetizing, aids in digestion as well. You need not wait for any season, just can make whenever you feel like.
Check out other Indian drinks you can make  : Aam ka panna, sweet lassi, salt lassi, Mango lassi, Rose milk, Thandai, Masala chaas

How to make Jal jeera video

Jal jeera recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Drink
Prep Time: Tamarind soaking time + 10 mins  |  Cook time: 0 mins   Serves: 4

Click here for cup measurements


Mint leaves – 1/4 cup, packed

Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup, packed

Ginger – 2 tsp, chopped

Tamarind – 1 tbsp tightly packed

Lemon - 1

Jaggery - 1 tbsp

Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Kala namak/ Black salt – 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Cold water – 3 cups

Salt – As needed

Boondi – As needed


  1. Grind the clean mint, coriander leaves, ginger with little water smoothly.
  2. 1-grind
  3. Extract tamarind juice by soaking it in hot water for 15 minutes. In a mixing bowl, place the rest of the ingredients, add the extracted tamarind juice. Squeeze in the lemon. The total water added can be 3 & 1/2 to 4 cups. Adjust salt as needed.
  4. 2-ingredients
  5. Mix well and filter it. Keep refrigerated until use.
  6. 3-mix


  • You have to add tamarind and lemon juice as mentioned for balancing the mint and coriander leaves taste. If you add less, then you may get the raw – greeny smell of the herb.
  • Black salt and roasted jeera powder also plays the main role in the flavour.
  • Adjust salt, sugar and water as per your taste.
  • You can add amchoor powder in place of tamarind.

Serve chilled with lots of boondi if you like on top!

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  1. Can we add Amchoor powder instead of black salt..

    1. Black salt gives a unique flavor and it is very healthy to consume. Amchoor powder is just dried mango powder, it gives more tanginess to the recipe. If you want to replace black salt, use chaat masala.

  2. Gonna try this refreshing drink this summer! :)

  3. It's a must have for this hot hot climate.. Looks refreshing.. Will try dear

  4. Do we get black salt in ntuc or only Indian Stores?

    1. Only in Indian stores. Even if you get in ntuc it could be expensive


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