Nimbu Paani is one of the most common drinks in India, perhaps you could call it Lemonade, with a mild variation. This is a perfect summer drink which refreshes and energizes you.
A very Happy New Year to all my friends and viewers. With the beginning of a new year I am posting a simple drink, but a drink which shall energize and refresh you !
Elevenses is short break for light refreshments, usually with tea or coffee, taken at about eleven o’clock in the morning. The name and details vary between countries . In some countries they have biscuits and tea or coffee , whereas some countries they even have whiskey . Anyways this theme reminded me of mom , and I picked it up right away .
Mom was very very disciplined with her food habits . Early morning she would sip on warm water and honey instead of tea . Her breakfast was a glass of milk and fruits . Mango was her favourite fruit and almost throughout summer she would have it . Sometimes it was around 11 am that she would feel she needed a little bite to keep her active till lunch. And that bite would normally be a single sliced sandwich with Nimbu Paani.
I would tell her to eat the full sandwich or something more interesting , but she had her rules . So for the first day under the theme Elevenses I am posting a sandwich with Nimbu Paani . The sandwich is a regular cucumber tomato and chutney sandwich , while it is the Lemon drink which made her energetic. The Nimbu Paani with some sugar and salt actually refreshes you and is one of the best rejuvenating drinks. Mom normally chilled the drink and removed the ice . Here is the Nimbu Paani just the way mom had ! Maa this is for you ! And I miss you !
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar
Pinch black salt
Pinch roasted cumin powder
Few ice cubes
200 ml water
Add sugar to 1/4 cup water and stir till the sugar dissolves .
Strain this to remove any impurities .
Add salt , cumin powder , lemon juice .
Mix well .
Add ice cubes and water .
Mix well and serve .
You could remove the ice cubes before serving .
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp sugar
- Pinch black salt
- Pinch roasted cumin powder
- few ice cubes
- 200 ml water
- Add sugar to 1/4 cup water and stir till the sugar dissolves .
- Strain this to remove any impurities .
- Add salt , cumin powder , lemon juice .
- Mix well .
- Add ice cubes and water .
- Mix well and serve .
- You could remove the ice cubes before serving .
13 thoughts on “Nimbu Paani , the most refreshing summer drink”
Wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year too.
That is a great way to start the new year, paying tribute to your mother.
What a lovely post! Enjoyed reading it. Nimbu paani is a people favorite and great for summer.
Happy new year Vaishali, prefect drink to drink around 11am.. This drink is my favourite one, excellent thirsty quencher.
What a beautiful write up. The sandwich and nimbu pani platter looks so good Vaishali. Wish I was so disciplined like her.
Vaishali, Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! Making that perfect glass of nimbu paani is a skill. This is just perfect for a late morning drink on the summer days.
The presentation of this humble nimbu pani is very inspiring. A great way to pay tribute to your mom and seek her blessings for the years to come.
That black salt and the roasted cumin takes this recipe to a whole new level. Love this version of nimbu paani. A humble yet refreshing drink and nothing can beat this.
A very happy New Year to you and your family Vaishali.
Nimbu paani looks so refreshing and delicious. Perfect to have any time of the day.
What a wonderful start Vaishali! This simple drink is my most favorite one too and it was so lovely reading about your Mom’s habit. Thanks for sharing.
Refreshing Nimbu Paani reminds of the summers. as a kid when we came back from school mom used to keep a jugful of it ready and we just gulped it down. Beautiful write up.. it’s took me to back in time!!
here the temps are still so cold we are all having hot drinks for snacks but this is such a refreshing cooler when the temperatures warm up.
Such a beautifully written post Vaishali! And that nimbu paani and sandwich is perfect for that in between hunger pangs. My EO loves nibu paani and I am going to add cumin powder and black salt the next time I make this for her.
Everyone lovess Nimbupani and That roasted cumin powder ups the taste