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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nimbu Pani (Lemonade)

This is a perfect drink for hot summary days that most of people are experiencing around the world. It has been very hot in our neck of the wood and no, I am not complaining at all. I love this weather. I would rather have it like this than bittersome cold and freezing weather that we get most of the year.

Nimbu (lemon) Pani (water) is a perfect drink with right amount of salt and sugar to keep you hydrated. This is a must atleast twice in a week during summer time in our household. The drink is perfect combination of sweet, sour, and hot mixture. Yes, you read it right, hot!

I normally add some crushed black peppers in the lemonade, that I make at home. The peppers give it a very different and fresh flavor to the drink. I once served it to an Algerian Brother. After drinking it he said, "You Indian people can never leave spices out of any type of food - be it a regular noodles, pasta, fruit salad (read that as Fruit Chaat), and now lemonade". Oh, how true it is. I pretty much add peppers in almost everything that I make. I think its an unconditional love that we Indians have with spices!! :)

Coming to the recipe, it is fairly simple and can be make in less than 5 minutes. I am also submitting this recipe to Iftar Moments event hosted by Ayeesha of Taste of Pearl City.

  1. Two cups of Water
  2. 3-4 ice cubes
  3. Two pinch salt
  4. Three pinch black salt
  5. 1/4 tblsp black peppers
  6. Four freshly squeezed lime/lemon juice
  7. Nine tblsp sugar
Process: Place all the ingredients in a mixture/grinder and "mix" it on high for about three minutes. Serve cold in cocktail glasses to give it a classy look :)


Reposted this recipe at

Submitting to the following events (see further details at the link above):
Joy from Fasting to Feasting - V

Ramadan Friendly Recipes

7 Zayekedar Views!!!:

Wow such nicely presented nimbu this

Very refreshing and inviting nimbu pani.

Hamaree Rasoi

Lemon always quenches our thirst.. Love it in any form..

One drink that never goes out of fashion ....nice clicks

This is the best thirst quencher, looks very inviting. Thank you for sending it to Iftar Moments, looking forward to your bread pakoras also :)

Refreshing drink,beautifully presented..yum

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