|Place of origin||India|
|Associated national cuisine||Indian|
Shikanjvi is a lemon-based drink originating in the northern part of India. Alternative names include shikanji, shikanjbi and shikanjbeen. Shikanjvi is distinct from lemonade, and often contains other ingredients such as salt, saffron and cumin.
An example recipe for making a glass of Shikanjvi:
- Ingredients: two lemons (squeezed to make lemon juice), one little chunk of ginger, one or two teaspoons of sugar (raw if possible), half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of pepper.
- Process: Pour cold drinking water in a glass. Add the lemon juice, ginger, sugar, salt and pepper. Shake it vigorously. This is a traditional recipe; however, people can experiment using mint leaves, rose water, etc.