I think from the time we were four, every summers was about nimbu paani ~ lemonade or aam ~ mango. Indian summers are beautiful, it always takes you back to your childhood. So, today I decided to write on our very own Nimbu Paani.

What is it?
Magical non-sparkly cold greyish to white beverage filled with the goodness of lemons and sugar.

What does it contain?
(Nutritional Facts precisely)
Amount per: 100 Grams
Calories: 40

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Potassium 15 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 10 g
Protein 0.1 g 0%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 0%

as taken from wiki.

What are the types of Lemonade?
1. Traditional Lemonade: Typically non-carbonated made with fresh lemon juice and sugar.
2. Pink Lemonade: Variation of the traditional lemonade, pink lemonade is created by adding additional fruit juices, flavours, or food colouring to the recipe.
3. Clear Lemonade: Clear lemonade can be consumed on its own or as a mixer. Mixed with beer, clear lemonade is used to make shandy.
4. Shikanji: Lemonade with soda, salt, chaat masala and ginger results in this flavourful delight popular in India.

Of course, now I would want you to try some today, so here you go:

Masala Nimbu Paani Recipe:

  1. Take water in a vessel.
  2. Slice the lemon and squeeze the juice with the squeezer or with the help of your hand into water.
  3. Add sugar, black salt, cumin powder, chat masala, mint leaves and ice cubes.
  4. Mix all until sugar dissolves.
  5. Pour into tall glasses and add lemon slices if using.
  6. Serve nimbu pani chilled.

Don’t forget to share your pictures with the yummy nimbu paani!
Doodle using everyday objects: Lemon