Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a traditional Indian drink meant for the hot summer months.Though there will be a slight change in flavor you can substitute sugar for jaggery if you cant find the latter. Happy sipping!
- 4 tablespoons jaggery, grated
- 600 ml chilled water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 black peppercorns, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- Stir the grated jaggery into the water until it has dissolved.
- Add all the other ingredients and stir well.
- Strain out the liquid through a fine sieve (optional).
- Serve chilled.
What a refreshing beverage! I absolutely love the pepper, ginger & cardamom combination. This was a totally new flavor for me & I'm really glad I tried it. I'll definitely make it again when the weather warms. I cut the recipe in half (as I knew the rest of my family wouldn't drink it) and used superfine/baker's sugar in place of the jaggery, which I'd like to try sometime. The real sugar made the drink a little too sweet, so next time I'll just cut it back a bit. A nice, spicy lemonade. Delish! Thanks for sharing, Nabiha. Made for the India - More than just Curries Tag Game. http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=328026&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
I really enjoyed this drink, using white sugar. I will be using this recipe more during the summer, but also in the winter! Thanks Nabiha! Made for Spice of the Month game in Gardening/Cardamom.
DD (toddler) liked this. I did not like the flavor and would have given it 3 1/4 stars. I used dark brown (demera) sugar. That is supposedly closer than white sugar to jaggery which I didn't have available. I used freshly squeezed lemon juice. I won't make this again. Made for India -- More Than Just Curries Tag Game -- March 2010.