Shikanji is a type of traditional limeade or lemonade originating from the Punjab region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. Alternative names include shikanjvi, shikanjbi and shikanjbeen. It is also known by limun paani or nimbu pani. While the base ingredients include lemon or lime juice, ginger juice, ice and water, shikanji often contains other ingredients such as salt, saffron and cumin.
|Place of origin||Indian subcontinent|
|Associated national cuisine||India|
An example recipe for making a glass of Shikanji:
- Ingredients: two lemons (squeezed to make lemon juice), one little chunk of ginger, one or two teaspoons of sugar (raw if possible), half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of pepper.
- Process: Pour cold drinking water in a glass. Add the lemon juice, ginger, sugar, salt and pepper. Shake it vigorously. This is a traditional recipe; however, people can experiment using mint leaves, rose water, etc.
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