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Shikanjvi served with pomegranate, grated apple and mint.
Place of originIndia
Associated national cuisineIndian
Serving temperatureChilled

Shikanjvi is a lemon-based drink originating in the northern part of India.[1] Alternative names include shikanji, shikanjbi and shikanjbeen. Shikanjvi is distinct from lemonade, and often contains other ingredients such as salt, saffron and cumin.[2]


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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jiggs Kalra, Pushpesh Pant, Classic cooking of Punjab, Allied Publishers, 2004, ISBN 978-81-7764-566-8
  2. ^ Julie Sahni, Indian regional classics: fast, fresh, and healthy home cooking, Ten Speed Press, 2001, ISBN 9781580083454, ... Ginger Limeade (Shikanji) ...