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Nimbu Pani Recipe or Shikanji Recipe

An easy refreshing summer drink made with lemons/ nimbu to be served chilled.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1 medium size nimbu/lemon
  • 8 -10 teaspoon sugar powdered or as required
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ice cubes
  • 3 glasses of chilled water
  • few mint leaves optional


  • Firstly take a bowl, into it cut the nimbu into two halves and squeeze out its juice into the bowl and throw away the seeds or use a lemon squeezer.
  • Into it, add powdered sugar as required.
  • Also add black salt, add normal salt.
  • Add about half cup water into the bowl and whisk the whole mixture until sugar is dissolved perfectly.
  • Add this dissolved concentrate into the chilled water and mix well.
  • Take 3 glasses.
  • Into them add ice cubes and pour the nimbu pani into the glasses.
  • Also garnish with mint leaves(optional).
  • Serve chilled!!!


1.After making the lemon concentrate, add powdered sugar into the concentrate if required or preferred and dissolve well.
2.Never add sugar after making the lemon juice as the sugar does not dissolve well and takes lots of time to dissolve.
3.Adding more of black salt may turn the nimbu pani a bit bitter and hence adding the mentioned ingredients in proportion is very essential.
4.Storing the lemon concentrate is something that I do not prefer as making fresh nimbu drink tastes good and nimbu juice from stored concentrate may taste bitter.
5.If willing add roasted cumin seeds powder into the concentrate for extra flavor.


Nutrition Facts
Nimbu Pani Recipe or Shikanji Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.