Jal Jeera Recipe : Natural Refresher for Healing Digestion!

Doomed with digestive problems? Feeling sluggish in hot summers? Outrageously out of sync with regular life? Struggling to deal with the body issues is not easy. Detox all the skin, digestive and weight loss problems with the one drink. Jal Jeera is a natural drink which provides Ayurveda ailment to all your to health problems and also acts as an appetizer along with the cooler. The aiding benefits make the Jal Jeera Recipe as the perfect refresher for summers to beat the scorching heat.

Jal Jeera

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  • Recipe Category: Drinks and Juices
  • Cuisine: Refreshers

Description: The Jal Jeera Recipe is a simple, easy and instant natural refresher. The drink made from cumin seeds is very useful for the health and body. Make Now!

Jal Jeera Recipe

Jal Jeera Recipe Ingredients:

  • Boondi – 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin Seeds – ¾ tbsp.
  • Fennel Seeds – ¼ tsp.
  • Seedless Tamarind – 1 tbsp.
  • Coriander Leaves – ½ cup
  • Mint Leaves –1/3 cup
  • Lime Juice – 1 tbsp.
  • Asafetida – 1 stick – ¼ tsp.
  • Mango Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Chaat Masala Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Ginger – 1 tsp.
  • Cloves – 2 cloves
  • Warm Water – 1 cup
  • Cold Water – 4 cups
  • Rock Salt – ¼ tsp.
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp.
  • Salt – as per taste

Note: Boondi is optional and can be made at home or bought from the store. You may skip any ingredient which is not available.

There are two types of Boondi one is sweet and another one is salty. The first one can be used to make sweets like Boondi Ladoo whereas the other one is fried and made crispy which later is used for sprinkling over all type of tasty Chaat.

Jal Jeera Recipe Steps:


  • Wash the mint leaves under the fresh tap water thoroughly. In the bowl of lukewarm water, soak the leaves for some time. Drain the water, discard the dirt. Dry the leaves and chop.
  • Clean the coriander leaves with fresh water and chop.
  • Rinse with the chilled water, the small tamarind balls. Soak them in water for few minutes. Drain the excess water.
  • Sugar Water: Dissolve sugar in water and keep the bowl aside.
  • Dry roast cloves, cardamom, fennel seeds and cumin seeds individually.
  • Make the paste of ginger, coriander leaves and mint leaves with water. Strain the smooth juice.

Note: Do not burn the cumin seeds while you roast them.


  • In a blender, add the tamarind balls and the rinsed mint leaves.
  • Now add all the seeds you have, like cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  • Mix the spice powders like mango powder and black pepper powder in the blender.
  • Now, put the cardamom and asafetida in the blender.
  • At this time, add the strained juice of the ginger, mint and coriander leaves with some sugar water.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and rock salt.
  • Pour some chilled water and blend all the ingredients.
  • Let the ingredients form a smooth mixture.
  • Now, line up a strainer through the outline of a bowl and transfer the mixture from blender to bowl with this strainer.
  • Squeeze the lime juice and mix well with the spoon.
  • Again add chilled water to this bowl and stir well.
  • Keep the bowl in the fridge for some time or add ice cubes.
  • Now, when the mixture is chilled, take the bowl from the fridge.
  • Serve the Jal Jeera in the glass.
  • Add the grounded cumin powder and mix well.
  • Season the mixture with Boondi and a pinch of Chaat masala.

And the spicy, tangy and flavor Jal Jeera Recipe is ready!

Note: To reduce the tangy flavor, add water and to increase the tangy flavor add lime juice or ¼ tsp. lemon squash.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 70 calories
  • Total Time: PT10M
  • Serves: 2
  • Date Published:

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Include Jal Jeera as a part of your daily drinks during sunny weathers and stimulate your body. The spicy and tangy taste with the refreshing flavors makes anyone go drooling over it. Jal Jeera is not a refreshing cooler but it is also a natural healer. It is a one drink solution which has both the cooling and digestive properties. Apart from benefits, the simplicity to make it at home also makes it an ideal summer drink for people of India. It’s so common that almost every restaurant or street vendors serve this traditional Jal Jeera drink.

The Jal Jeera in a literal sense is nothing but the water of cumin which strongly contrasts with the original flavors of raw cumin. It is a spicy and tangy drink with strong flavors of mint and black pepper. The sourness of salt or rock salt contradicts with the sweetness of sugar. It has a powerful aroma of tamarind and fennel seeds easily attracts anyone. The drink instantly quenches the thirst and boosts your appetite as well. The meeting of herbs and spices does marvelous improvements to your digestion.

Every ingredient used in the Jal Jeera Recipe has its own benefits which nourish our health and skin in summers. Try to use all the ingredients which are mentioned but you may skip one or two due to lack of availability. The seasoning with Boondi adds crunch to the drink along with all the variety of flavors, whose combination is rare to find in on refresher. One sip and it punches you for a kick start. To make it suitable for everyone, you can be flexible with the spice powders and make it light in taste. Hurry up! Let the fragrance of roasted cumin seeds fill your kitchen. Serve and Savor!


  • The Jal Jeera Recipe requires nearly 20 minutes for making the refresher. This refresher can be refrigerated for some days.
  • The Cumin seeds are beneficial for a nice growth of hair and shine of skin.
  • Look to buy cumin seeds and avoid taking cumin powder. It can be stored in the air-tight container.
  • You can increase the proportion of dry spice powders and tamarind for the tanginess.
  • You can use green chilies. It adds the spice to the drink.
  • You may also prefer to use Jaggery or honey.
  • Jal Jeera helps in weight loss as it burns calories, it keeps hydrated, increase amount of vitamin C, restores digestion power  and prevent anemia.


You can have this refreshing alone Jal Jeera or you may pair it with spicy sabzi like Bhindi Masala Gravy, minced flavored Pudina Paratha served along with Mint Raita and Mint Rice.

Garnish the glass of Jal Jeera with:

  • Fried Boondi
  • Mint Leaves
  • Coriander Leaves

So serve the refresher before the full meal or along with the meal. Enjoy its refreshing flavors and feel revived!

The Jal Jeera Recipe is a simple, easy and instant natural refresher. This drink made from cumin seeds is very useful for the health and body. As it is any day option to make, you can instantly make it as soon as you think of having it. There are various other recipes made from Jeera which tastes equally delicious and have equivalent health quotient. Few among them are Jeera Rice, Jeera Nan, Jeera Aloo (Cumin Potatoes), Jeera and Mint Raita, etc.

The other refresher like ginger tea is also one of the best natural healer and provides shelter to health. Whereas the chillers like watermelon juice, raspberry-basil Mocktail gives instant feel of refreshment and gives cooling effect in summers. Both seasonal Guava Juice and Pineapple Juice have their own individual health benefits.