March 14, 2016

Pineapple Jaljeera Drink



Jaljeera is a refreshment drink served during summer. Jaljeera means cumin water. This has different flavors added to make it sweet, spicy and tangy. It is excellent for digestion. Here is a variation  by adding pineapple. Pineapple adds a sweet and tangy combination and makes it perfect for summer or a drink for parties.




Ingredients:
For making jaljeera powder:
  • 4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 4 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2 teaspoon citric acid
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1 teaspoon dry ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoon black salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder
  • 2 black cardamon
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 small clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted fennel seeds
For making pineapple jaljeera:
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple juice (strained twice)
  • 1 cup Cold water
  • 1/3 cup jaljeera powder or as needed
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice




Method:
  • To start making Pineapple Jaljeera drink, in a spice grinder jar, add all the ingredients given under "For Jaljeera Powder" and grind them to a fine powder. Use a dry sleeve/strainer and sleeve the powder once. 
  • In a pitcher add fresh pineapple juice, cold water, lemon juice with jaljeera powder as needed and stir to combine. 
  • Garnish with some mint leaves and serve.