How to make Shikanjivi - A total refresher – nimboo pani with pineapple juice.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Lemon (नींबू),

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Beverages

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Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Shikanjivi Recipe

  • Lemon 8

  • Powdered sugar 4 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black salt (kala namak) to taste

  • Cumin powder roasted 2 teaspoons

  • Pineapple juice 2 tin

  • Ice cubes as required

  • Soda 2 bottles

  • Fresh mint leaves paste (optional) a few


Step 1

For each portion halve 2 lemons, remove pips, squeeze the juice into a jar.

Step 2

Add 1 tbsp powdered sugar, ¼ tsp crushed black peppercorns, salt, black salt, ½ tsp darkly roasted cumin powder, ½ tin pineapple juice, a few ice cubes, ½ bottle soda and mix well.

Step 3

Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately. If you want you can garnish with fresh mint leaves.