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Lime/Lemon Drink (Lemonade ), Indian Style

Nimbu-Pani or Shikanjwi

Mamta Gupta

This is a simple but popular summer drink in India. It is very quick to make, an excellent drink for BBQ's and outdoor meals. Neembu/Nimbu in India are more like UK limes. Serves 2.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime or lemon (lime is better)

  • Sugar to taste. Castor sugar dissolves faster. Sugar free sweetener can be substituted for diabetics.

  • 1 1/2 glasses cold water placed in a jug

  • Crushed ice

  • Slice of lemon for each glass.

  • Optional

  • You can add a little Chat Masala or a little black salt on it's own to get a sweet and savoury drink. Salt and sugar together help to replace the lost electrolytes in the intense heat of India.

  • A few crushed/torn/ground mint leaves

  • About a full tsp. of fresh, finely chopped apple/pear

Instructions

  1. Squeeze lime/lemon juice into the jug of water.

  2. Add sugar to taste and stir to dissolve.

  3. Place some crushed ice (or cubes) and a lemon slice in each glass and pour the drink over.

  4. Serve straight away.

  5. You can add a couple of lightly crushed mint leaves also to the glass before pouring the drink in.

Notes

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