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Shikanji / Nimbu Pani – Indian Lemonade Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt
  • A pinch Black Pepper Powder (optional)
  • A few Ice Cubes
  • Mint leaves for garnish


  • Take two cups of water in a bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice, sugar, black salt, cumin powder and pepper powder.
  • Mix well till the sugar dissolves.
  • Adjust the sugar and black salt as per your taste.
  • Pour the shikanji into glasses.
  • Add ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves.
  • Serve immediately.
  • You can also chill the shikanji in the refrigerator.