This is another one of the those very nice drink that we must all enjoy to improve our overall health. Here I’ll tell you 7 reasons why you should drink Jaljeera and I will also give you its recipe so that you can make it home.
What is Jaljeera?
Jaljeera is a drink that is very popular in India. It is written as Jal-jeera or jaljira too. The drink is fully packed with great flavors and body nutrition.
Most people buy the spice ready made and called jal-jeera powder.
Indian loves the beverage. Especially in the summer and served as an appetizer. Most of the times, it is a mixture of lemonade and the powder.
However, Jaljira powder does not consist of only cumin. There are a number of other spices inside this mix. What you’d find when you buy Jaljira is a number of ingredients such as:
- Black pepper
- Black salt
- The powder of some common fruits including, but not restricted to – mango, citrus zest, trace of chili or some hot pepper powder.
As you can see, a Jaljeera drink consumed at a local restaurant can be different to a Jaljira juice consumed at another location. It all depends on what the local beverage provider decide to put as a spice in the drink.
Note: the most important point to remember is that the main spice for the drink is cumin.
All other spices are additions, which are good for your health too.
1- Jaljeera for weight loss
This drink is really god weight loss. If you consume it just before your meals, you’ll notice that you won’t be able to eat much. Why? Simply because the drink suppresses your appetite.
The optimum way to use Jaljeera is to drink it about 30 minutes before a meal. Now you know why Indian’s use it as an appetizer.
2- Jaljeera against acidity
There are times where we eat quite a lot. This leads to some acidity reflux and they are really quite unpleasant. So next time you have a big meal, try to sip some of this drink.
It will dramatically reduce the potential for stomach acid reflux to appear.
3- Reduce gas pain quickly
Aljira is one of those drinks that can help you when you have a sore stomach. At times, we all have gasses building up in our stomach and intestines. If you have gas you need to sip this cumin water slowly until the
Unfortunately, these gasses are very painful. In order to get rid of these, or at least attenuate the pain, you just need to sip some of this great cumin based water drink. Note that you need to sip it slowly so that stomach pain is removed.
4- A real nausea fighter
I hate nausea, and I am sure you all do. This beverage is great to fight it. It is also really good to consume when you are pregnant.
Think of it, at the beginning of pregnancy, you have quite a number of nausea feeling. This drink is like magic. It gets you through these easily and reduces the occurrence of nausea drastically.
5- Against constipation
Constipation brings a lot of pain and if you have it often can lead to major health issues. Consuming this water juice twice a day should give you the relief you are after. Now constipation is a thing of the past.
6- Dehydration fighter
Jaljeera mixed with Cumin are great spices that fight body heat. So if you consume this drink over the summer, you will be able to fight dehydration while enjoying a nice healthy beverage. Not many drinks can to that to you.
7- Help with menstrual cramps
I think that if you are a woman, then you know what is menstrual cramps. Some of us have more than others, but menstrual cramps are a real nightmare. If you want to reduce the pain, then sip some of this water and you’ll feel a big change.
The Jaljeera bonus recipe
What I’d like to do is to invite you in making a nice Jaaljeera. It is so simple to make that you have no excuse. I have provided a video below too.
I’ll give you the recipe to make up enough beverage for 4 glasses. Then you can do your own measures. Note that the jaljira I selected today is the one that is based on Phudina. Phudina is mint leaves, so you’ll be making a jaljira with mint flavor for hot summer days.
Here are the ingredients:
- Get some nice mint leaves (phudina) – ¼ Cup
- Buy some roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder – 1 ½ tbsp – See below if you want to buy a ready made pack.
- Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp that is enough
- Find a bit of ginger (adrak) Paste – 1 tbsp
- Sugar – 1 tbsp – my preference is brown sugar to reduce chemicals
- Black salt (sanchal) – ½ tbsp
- Dried mango powder (amchur) – 2 tbsp
- Salt as per your preference – the lower the better for your body
- 2 tbsp soaked and drained boondi
Preparation of the Jaljeera drinks
There are only three steps to this special drink. Here there are:
- Simply combine the ingredients in a mixer. Blend them all to make a smooth paste. Make sure you add 1 tbsp of water to it so that it is paste is smooth but not too watery yet.
- Put the paste into a bowl. Now you can add 2 cups of water and mix the lot. Make sure the water is fresh.
- You’re done. Just taste it and see if it is to your liking. You may want to add honey or a bit more sugar. Up to you. I like it like it is. Now pour the juice in 4 individual glasses and serve immediately.
Garnish the lost with boondi.
A good tip: Some of you may want to use soda instead of water. Though I am not a fan of this, this is perfectly fine.
Again, remember to serve Chilled. Maybe add some nice ice cubes in it.
Click on the below picture to get some cumin. Grind it to make a nice powder and invite me for your first Jaljeera. See you soon.
And another bonus, here is a lady that will make the Jaljeera for you.
Here it is, if you want to lose weight, reduce stomach cramps, avoid nausea, get rid of gasses etc, then this drink is for you. I have been drinking it for years, and I can tell you I do not have nausea ever since.
I do not have much gasses either (why am I telling you this?) – 😉
So go to the shop, get the ingredients and enjoy the drink. It may be a bit spicy for you at first, but you can adjust the measures to your liking. Slowly but surely.
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