Jeera Soda

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Jeera Soda is a refreshing Indian summer drink made using cumin seeds. Make the concentrate and use it for up to a month to make this beverage.

Here are some more summer drink recipes: Mango Lemon Soda, Kulukki, Watermelon Mint Mojito, Virgin Mojito, and Mohabbat ka Sharbat.

Jeera Soda served in a glass.
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Sharbats and squashes are a tradition in India. My mother used to make various varieties and store them for a full year. Kesar Chandan Sharbat, Kokum Juice Concentrate, and Jeera Soda Concentrate were the most popular.

During the summer, when keeping oneself hydrated was essential, a few teaspoons of one of these concentrates were mixed with water or chilled club soda to make instant refreshing beverages.

In this post, I am sharing the Jeera Soda recipe, my mom’s specialty. Try it, and let me know how you liked it in the comments.

About Jeera Soda

Jeera Soda is an Indian summer beverage made using cumin seeds as its star ingredient. It is cooling and has digestive properties.

You can make the jeera concentrate and refrigerate it for up to a month. Whenever you feel like drinking something refreshing, just mix the concentrate with some chilled club soda, and your drink will be ready.

Ingredients

Cumin Seeds make the base of this drink.

Others – You will also need black peppercorns, granulated white sugar, black salt, chaat masala powder, water, and lime juice.

Chilled club soda is used to top the drink.

For a twist, you can replace soda with Pepsi, Mirinda, etc.

How To Make Zeera Soda

Dry roast ½ cup cumin seeds and 1 tablespoon black peppercorns until slightly browned over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Roasted cumin seeds and black peppercorns in a pan.

Remove the pan from heat and let the spices cool down for 5 minutes.

Add the roasted spices to a grinder and grind to make a fine powder.

Roasted ingredients added to grinder.
Fine powder made.

Transfer this powder to a nonstick pan with 1 cup granulated sugar, 4 teaspoon black salt, 4 teaspoon chaat masala powder, and 1 cup water. Mix well.

Cumin powder, sugar, black salt, chaat masala and water added to a pan.
Mixed well.

Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes to make a thick syrup, stirring frequently.

Cooked until syrupy.

Remove the pan from heat.

Pass the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer.

You can now store this syrup in a glass bottle for up to a month.

Passing the mixture through a mesh strainer.
Ready syrup.

To make jeera soda, add 3-4 ice cubes to a glass.

Add 1 tablespoon lime juice and 2 tablespoon of jeera syrup to the glass.

Ice cubes, lime juice and cumin syrup added to a glass.

Top the glass with chilled soda and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Ready jeera soda.

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Masala Jeera Soda is a refreshing Indian summer drink made using cumin seeds. Here is how to make it.
4.91 from 11 votes

Jeera Soda Recipe

Masala Jeera Soda is a refreshing Indian summer drink made using cumin seeds. Here is how to make it.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons black salt
  • 4 teaspoons chaat masala powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • chilled club soda (as required)
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Instructions 

  • Dry roast cumin seeds and black peppercorns until slightly browned over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Remove the pan from heat and let the spices cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Add the roasted spices to a grinder and grind to make a fine powder.
  • Transfer this powder to a nonstick pan with sugar, black salt, chaat masala powder, and water. Mix well.
  • Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes to make a thick syrup, stirring frequently.
  • Remove the pan from heat.
  • Pass the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • You can now store this syrup in a glass bottle for up to a month.
  • To make jeera soda, add 3-4 ice cubes to a glass.
  • Add lime juice and 2 tablespoon of jeera syrup to the glass.
  • Top the glass with soda and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can even add plain water in place of soda in this drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 940mg, Potassium: 103mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 69IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 3mg
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