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

Shikanji is a type of traditional limeade or lemonade originating from the northern part of India India.[1] Alternative names include shikanjvi, shikanjbi and shikanjbeen. It is also known by limun paani or nimbu pani. While the base ingredients include lemon or lime juice, ginger juice, ice and water, shikanji often contains other ingredients such as salt, saffron and cumin.[2]


An example recipe for making a glass of Shikanji:

  • 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) ...