December 08, 2015

ZEERA PANI

Ingredients:
Tamarind - 120 gms
Fresh mint  - 1 tbsp (chopped)
White cumin seeds - 1 tbsp (ground)
Black salt - 4 tsp
Fresh ginger - 30 gms (ground)
Fresh lime juice - 3-4 tbsp
Water - 1.5 - 2 litres
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 2 1/2-3 tsp
Sugar - 2-3 tbsp
Ice cubes - 500 gms

Garnish:
Lemon slices
Fresh mint sprigs

Method:

  • Soak the tamarind in 900 ml of water for few hours. Separate the pulp from stones by rubbing with the fingers; add the remaining water, mix and pass through a fine strainer. Discard the stones and the fibres. 
  • Grind the remaining ingredients finely and add to the tamarind juice. Mix well and leave for at least 2 hours.
  • Strain; add lemon juice and the ice for chilling.
  • Mix in a little more sugar if the zeera pani tastes too sour.
  • Garnish with mint springs and lemon slices.
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