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September 18, 2016 by Ben Parsons

A Traditional Indian Lemonade Recipe.

Lemonade or Shikanjvi.

Looking into traditional Indian drinks, we discovered Shikanjvi. This is a type of traditional of lemonade from the Northen regions of India. The recipe below is really simple and quick to make with a great taste.

This is the basic recipe but feel free to experiment using rose water, mint leaves or anything else you think will work or you fancy. Let us know.


  • 3 Lemons
  • 6 Tablespoons of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • large pinch of pepper


1. Squeeze the juice from the lemons into a large jug.

2. To dissolve sugar, pour 1.2 litres / 2 pints of water into a large pan along with the sugar. Cook over a low heat for approximately 10 minutes.

3. Add the salt and pepper to the sugar water and then to the lemon juice and stir.

4. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


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