Pudina Jaljeera

Summer has set in and so has the craving for summer coolers.  Here’s a refreshing drink to keep you hydrated through hot summers – Pudina Jaljeera. Pudina Jaljeera is a much loved summer drink and is also a great digestive. It is a concoction of mint leaves, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, ginger among other ingredients.  Here’s the recipe:


1 cup mint leaves (pudina)
1 cup coriander leaves (hara dhaniya)
A lemon sized ball of tamarind (imli), soaked in water for 15 minutes
1 tbsp ginger cut into small pieces (adrak)
½ tsp black pepper (kali mirch)
1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera)
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp jaggery, cut into small pieces (gud)
½ tsp black salt (kala namak)
Salt as per taste (namak)
2 tbsp lemon juice (nimbu ka ras)
½ cup of fried gram balls (boondi)
4 cups of water (paani)


  • Into a mixer jar, add mint leaves, coriander leaves, soaked tamarind, chopped ginger, black pepper, roasted cumin seeds, asafoetida, jaggery, black salt, salt, around 2 tsp of water and blend to a fine paste.
  • Transfer the ground paste to a big mixing bowl.
  • To the paste, add 4 cups of chilled water. 
  • Add lemon juice and mix. 
  • Pour into glasses.
  • Top it up with boondis and serve.


Do have a look at the recipes of following summer coolers:

Ginger Lemon Cooler
Watermelon Mint Cooler
Aam Panna
Tender Coconut Rose Cooler
3 flavours of buttermilk


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