Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jal Jeera Paani | A refreshing summer drink

Mr.A makes it a point that we eat out atleast twice a month... Now thats atleast :)... We usually eat every weekend these days... Come on.. With all the most expected films releasing every week. We had Pirates of Caribbean and then Kung-fu Panda 2 in a row.
Both of us love kebabs for no reason... They are laded with flavors and we both join hands to pour our love towards RESHMI KEBAB... So as the tale goes, we love kebabs and we usually visit the Kebab Court @ Velachery...

But then I got bored, Hubby got bored and so for a change we visited the Dhaba (of Karaikudi Restaurant). We went in, ordered our starters and were waiting... waiting for a surprise... Surprised we were, when the waiter came and served us Jaljeera paani in mud pots. It was me who first blurted out "We didn't order this" when the waiter laughed and declared it as a compliment... Oh yeah that's cool. We had a sip.. another... and yet another... Sips turned out to become glasses (in this case, pots). Finally we ended up with 3 pots each... The moral of the story, we were totally in love with the drink. So drilled down to a recipe after googling and tried it at home... We loved this one too...

Serves - 2

~*What U Need*~

Mint leaves - 10 sprigs
Coriander Leaves - a small bunch (say 15 sprigs)

Lemon juice - 2 tbsp

Cumin Powder - 1 tsp

Chat masala - 1/4 tsp

Salt - to taste

Dry Mango / Amchur Powder - 1/2 tbsp

Sugar - a pinch

Chilled water - 2 cups


How I made it:
Grind Mint Leaves and coriander leaves in blender to fine paste. Save few pinches of coarse mixture for garnishing.
To this, add 2 cups of chilled water, chaat masala, salt, mango powder, sugar and cumin powder. Add lemon juice.
Stir the mixture well.
Add the coarse mixture of mint+coriander leaves

Server chilled.

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39 comments:

  1. jal jeera is my fav too, though never made it at home ! looks great and btw- thanks for the 2 restaurants u have mentioned, next week am in chennai- will visit either(or both) !

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  2. Wow tats really a very cool refreshing drink...thanx for the recipe...

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  3. This is my favorite drink in summer, looks good.Try adding rock salt to the drink, gives a great taste.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  4. Perfect refreshment for summer, I heard about this but don't know how to make this, thanx for the version.

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  5. Wow, this looks delicious & so refreshing! Perfect drink to beat down the summer heat :)

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  6. I love this and is perfect drink for summer. Yours look delicious.

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  7. never made this on my own ,always buy the jaljeera powder and mix with water. sounds simple and refreshing for the summer

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  8. Nice refreshing drink !! perfect for this summer !!

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  9. Wow thats my fav drink, jal jeera as compliment,thats truly fabulous..

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  10. flavourful delicious looking drink

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  11. Jal Jeera looks so tasty and tangy. Wonderful refreshing drink.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Looks refreshing and inviting.. perfect clicks !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  13. Jaljeera is my favorite super-cooler.. so comforting after a heavy meal.. never knew we could make this tasty delight at home..
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  14. looks refreshing!! beats the heat!!

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  15. refreshing drink and perfect for summer ..........

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  16. Looks perfect n refreshing for the rising mercury !!

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  17. Sounds like such a refreshing drink!

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  18. truly refreshing..its indeed an amazing drink..

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  19. wow...Looks so tempting...Sure want to try it...

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  20. Very nice, comforting and refreshing drink. Perfect for summer season.

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  21. Hey thats a wonderful recipe... Good to see here on ur site.... Jal jeera is very refreshing and a perfect drink for summers... Nice cliks it really made me have some right from the pics.... ;-)

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  22. i make in a similar way.. just before serving , i add few boondhi's too.. :)

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  23. Would love this any time of the day & during any season!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. I really need this drink now.... I am soaking hot here! thanks for the lovely idea!

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  25. Wow, I bet that is a really refreshing drink!

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  26. hai vimitha,

    u have a gr8 blog...this is my 1st time here...drop by my space when time permits...
    thanks in advance..
    www.sharemyrecipe.blogspot.com

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  27. Truly a refreshing drink over there!!! :D

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  28. Never tried this drink but sounds fabulous!

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  29. New drink idea, ah! Sounds like a delicious thirst-quencher. It's too hot out here and I'm gonna try this to keep the cool!

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  30. Very exotic recipes on your site. How will this jeera paani be served. I see its not a sweet drink but very nutritious

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  31. Absolutely flavorful and refreshing drink..

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  32. Thanks for dropping by, you have a nice space. Following you.

    Jal Jeera looks tempting.

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  33. @ All
    Thanks for ur lovely comments...

    @ Three cookies..
    This drink can be served anytime... Its like a energy drink :).. Thanks for dropping by...

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  34. We love jal jeera too. Perfect for chennai weather right? There is a readymade jal jeera powder sold in grocery stores in india. They are usually found in the aisle where you find channa masala, pav bhaji masala etc. Just mix the powder in chilled water. We get loads every time we come back :)

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