Masala Jeera Soda is a refreshing Indian summer drink made using cumin seeds. Here is how to make it.
Its raining Summer drinks on my blogs!
If you have noticed yet, there are so many different kinds of Summer drinks I have updated on my blog, that will give you sudden relief from the unbearable and scorching heat outside.
So the latest one to join the bandwagon is this Jeera Soda.
Remember, we used to get those tiny bottles of this cumin flavored soda, which became an instant hit in the market.
Well, it is till available now but at very limited places.
So if you miss the old days, you can actually make it at home.
Yes, you heard it right!
Its super easy to make and you need a few everyday ingredients too.
I make it very often at home to serve along with my Summer meals.
I have even served it to my guests, when they had come us to visit and everyone just loved it.
So, if you are looking to make something new to sip on for your Summer evenings, you have to give this drink a try!
It is also a great drink to carry when you are travelling or planning to go on a picnic.
What is Jeera Soda?
It is a popular Indian drink that is made especially in Summers.
The key ingredients here is Jeera or Cumin Seeds, which is considered great for digestion.
So, you even make this drink along with your meals or consume it after your meals.
In this drink, along with cumin seeds, other ingredients such as black peppercorns, sugar, black salt, chaat masala, soda and lemon juice are used.
Sugar is used to make it sweet, whereas chaat masala and lemon juice adds that tangy taste in the drink.
You can also add in soft drinks such as Pepsi, Mirinda etc in place to soda to add a twist to it.
What are its Health Benefits?
Jeera Soda, is a great digestive drink. As in Summers, digestion is a most common problem, this drink helps a lot.
So drink it after your meals or in the evening.
It is also good for acidity. Along with the acidity, it also gets rid of bloating.
It also helps in morning sickness and nausea and is considered great to clear out toxins from the body.
Step By Step Recipe
Dry roast cumin seeds and black peppercorns until slightly browned.
Remove the pan from heat and let it cool.
Grind to make a coarse powder.
Transfer this powder in the pan. Add sugar, black salt and chaat masala.
Add 1/2 cup water and cook to a make thick syrup.
Store this syrup in a glass syrup. Add ice cubes in a glass. Add lemon juice and 2 tbsp syrup in the glass. Top the glass with soda and served immediately.
Jeera Soda Recipe
- 1/2 cup Cumin Seeds
- 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 4 tsp Black Salt
- 4 tsp Chaat Masala
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Plain Soda (as required)
- Dry roast cumin seeds and black peppercorns until slightly browned.
- Remove the pan from heat and let it cool.
- Grind the roasted cumin seeds and peppercorns to make a coarse powder.
- Transfer this powder in the pan.
- Add sugar, black salt and chaat masala.
- Add water and cook to a make thick syrup.
- Store this syrup in a glass syrup.
- Add ice cubes in a glass.
- Add lemon juice and 2 tbsp syrup in the glass.
- Top the glass with soda and served immediately.