How to make Dates Jaljeera -

The extremely rejuvenating drink jaljeera in a different avatar with dates.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Seedless dates (बीज रहित खजूर), Cumin seeds (जीरा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Beverages

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Dates Jaljeera

Dates Jaljeera Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Dates Jaljeera Recipe

  • Seedless dates soaked in hot water 7-8

  • Cumin seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint leaves 25-30

  • Salt to taste

  • Black salt to taste

  • Juice of 3 lemons

  • Ice cubes as required


Step 1

Dry roast cumin seeds and peppercorns in a non-stick pan till fragrant. Switch off the heat and cool down to room temperature.

Step 2

Roughly tear mint leaves and put in a mixer jar. Add salt, black salt, lemon juice, 3-4 tbsps water and 1 tbsp roasted ingredients and grind to a smooth paste. Store the remaining roasted ingredients in an airtight container for future use.

Step 3

Pour the prepared paste into a bowl of ice cubes. Add 3 cups of water and mix well.

Step 4

Grind dates with ¼ cup water to a smooth paste and add to the same bowl and mix well.

Step 5

Pour the date jaljeera into 4 individual serving glasses and serve chilled.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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