Shikanji Recipe with step by step pictures- Shikanji is a very popular and absolutely refreshing beverage, prepared using juice of fresh lemons, sweetened with sugar or sugar syrup (preferably), and chilled with a few ice cubes. Shikanji recipe is very simple and can be easily prepared in less than five minutes. I always have simple sugar syrup in my refrigerator. Thus making beverages is a cake walk for me as in it is very quick and fuss free. Shikanji recipe can easily be prepared using granulated sugar too, however sugar syrup makes the task easier and shikanji better for sure. Prepare and have a glass of chilled shikanji on a hot sunny day to refresh yourself. Do try this recipe, I am sure you will like you.
Fresh Lemons: Fresh and juicy lemons should be picked for the shikanji recipe. The required number of lemons, vary on its juiciness and tanginess. Generally, one medium-sized lemon makes 2 glasses of shikanji.
Water and Ice: If you are using granulated sugar to make water at the room temperature. To chill the shikanji you can use ice cubes or crushed ice. I prefer to use ice cubes.
Sugar Syrup: Here is how to make simple syrup. If you like cold beverages, make sure to have some simple syrup in your pantry, believe me it will make your life easier.
Spices: This is the recipe for simple shikanji. It can be spiced up in a number of ways, by using roasted cumin seeds powder, black pepper powder, red chili powder, chaat masala or jaljeera powder, etc. You can use any as per your liking.
Other summer beverages which you might like are lassi, kachchi lassi, milkshake recipe, aam panna etc.
Although it is called lassi, the recipe does not involve any yogurt. It is prepared using milk and water along with the rose syrup. It is a very refreshing beverage and lost recipe from the Punjabi cuisine. Find it here and do try it this summer.
Serve it chilled on a hot summer day.
1.This recipe makes 2 glasses of shikanji.
2.In a glass add 1 cup of chilled water.
3.Next squeeze in ½ of a lemon.
4.Add 1 and ½ tbsp of sugar syrup. You can strain this at this point. But I like the lemon crystals in the lemonade and therefore I do not strain it.
5.Add a few ice cubes. Mix well.
6.Serve chilled. Bon appetite.
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 0 minutes
TOTAL TIME 5 minutes
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