Shikanji is a lemon-based drink originating in the northern part of India. A blessing in the scorching heat. It’s easy, its refreshing and its kids’ favourite. It is a drink which is also widely consumed during the fasting time. When making it during fasting time, rock salt is added instead of common salt and that is how I have made this recipe too.

Shikanji (Make with rock salt)

Course: DrinksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A refreshing drink to beat the heat this summer.


  • For Shikanji Masala
  • Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 tbsp

  • Pepper Powder – 1 tsp

  • Chaat Masala – 1 tsp

  • Black Salt – 1 tsp (skip if making during vrat/fasting time)

  • Rock Salt – 1 tsp (can replace with common salt too)

  • For Shikanji
  • Lemon Juice – 4 tbsp (from 2 lemons)

  • Powdered /Granulated Sugar – 4 tbsp (adjust as per taste)

  • Water – 1 cup

  • Ice – a few cubes

  • Soda – 1 cup

  • Mint Leaves – a few for garnish


  • Process
  • Mix together the shikanji masala and keep it aside.
  • In a glass, add the lemon juice, sugar, water and mix well till sugar is dissolved.
  • Add 2 tsp of the shikanji masala to this and stir well.
  • Add a few ice cubes in two glasses.
  • Fill half of it with the lemon juice mixture.
  • Top it up with soda and garnish with a few mint leaves.

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