Jal jeera or cumin seed cooler is a delicious spicy appetizers drink for hot summers
Cumin seeds, roasted and ground to a powder 2 tablespoons
Fresh mint leaf paste 2 tablespoons
Fresh cilantro leaf paste ½ teaspoon
Amchur (dried mango powder) 1 ½ tablespoons
Black salt 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice 3 tablespoons
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Chilled water 5 cups
Fresh mint leaves to garnish
- Place a non-stick small pan on medium heat. Let it heat for 2 minutes, then add the cumin seeds and roast till well browned and fragrant. Cool completely and grind to a fine powder.
- In a large jug, mix the freshly roasted cumin powder, mint paste, coriander leaf paste, dried mango powder, black salt, lemon juice and sugar.
- Add the chilled water and stir till all the ingredients are well blended.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves, pour into individual glasses and serve chilled.