Nimbu pani recipe (Indian lemonade)

Nimbu pani recipe – Simple Indian lemonade made very quickly and easily. It is refreshing, hydrating and gives instant energy.

Nimbu pani recipe | How to make nimbu pani, Indian lemonade

When it comes to health benefits of this drink, it helps to fight against the heat stroke during the hot summer days. It helps to hydrate your body. It also restores body salt after exercise or any physical activity. That’s why it is good idea to give it to the kids after their outdoor playtime.

The straight translation of nimbu pani is lemon water aka lemonade. Nimbu is also known as limbu in India. So this drink is called limbu pani as well.

This is healthy summer beverage recipe compared to drinking carbonated drinks. Since lemon juice is added it has high concentration of Vitamin C.

Whether it’s summer or not, I like to enjoy a glass of chilled nimbu pani any time of the year.

Nimbu pani recipe | How to make nimbu pani, Indian lemonade

Every region has their own version of lemonade. There is a similar recipe made in North India and it is known as Shikanji in which cumin powder, ginger juice etc. are added. While today’s version is simple and made with only lemon juice, sugar, salt and water.

You might get clear or light colored nimbu pani. It depends on what type of sugar you use. If you use white sugar then you may get clear pani. Here I have used maple sugar, hence this color.

Other than nimbu pani, I have shared few more healthy beverages to beat the summer heat –
Masala chaas  // Mint or pudina sharbat  //  aam panna


How to make nimbu pani recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) First cut the lemon into half and squeeze all the juice. Here I have extra large sized lemon which won’t fit into my lemon squeezer. So I will be using fork to get the maximum juice out of it. Take a large jug or measuring cup, put the strainer over it to catch the pulp and seeds of lemon.

2) Now squeeze the lemon and at the same time using the fork, move it into the lemon back and forth which will help to get the juice easily without any effort.
Nimbu pani recipe | How to make nimbu pani, Indian lemonade

3) Once you finish juicing, discard the pulp and seeds.

4) Into the lemon juice, add sugar. Here I have used natural sugar which is maple sugar.
Nimbu pani recipe | How to make nimbu pani, Indian lemonade

5) Also add salt as per your taste. Start with less, you can always add more if needed later on.

6) Add black salt.
Nimbu pani recipe | How to make nimbu pani, Indian lemonade

7) Add chilled water.

8) Using spoon keep stirring till all the sugar is dissolved. It may take few minutes.
Nimbu pani recipe | How to make nimbu pani, Indian lemonade

Once the sugar is dissolved, pour into the serving glasses. If you have not used chilled water then add few ice cubes in it. If you want, you can garnish with mint leave and serve.

Serving suggestion: Enjoy this as a thirst quencher during hot summer days.

Nimbu pani recipe | How to make nimbu pani, Indian lemonade

Nimbu pani recipe | How to make nimbu pani, Indian lemonade
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Nimbu pani recipe (Indian lemonade)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 52 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 3-4 tablespoons Lemon juice ~ from 1 extra large lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Black salt (kala namak)
  • 2 ½ cups Chilled water
  • 5-6 Ice cubes optional
  • few Mint leaves for garnishing

Instructions

Making nimbu pani recipe:

  1. First cut the lemon into half and squeeze all the juice.
  2. Into the lemon juice, add sugar and black salt.
  3. Add chilled water.
  4. Using spoon keep stirring till all the sugar is dissolved. It may take few minutes.
  5. Once the sugar is dissolved, pour into the serving glasses.
  6. If you have not used chilled water then add few ice cubes in it.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Nimbu pani recipe (Indian lemonade)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Sodium 453mg 19%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12.6g 4%
Sugars 12.6g
Protein 0.2g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 1%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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