Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nimbu Pani/ lemon Sherbet

Nimbu pani/nimbu sherbet is a delicious and refreshing thirst quencher, which is a common summer drink in Indian houses. The fresh squeezed lemons with basil seeds make it more refreshing. Mama made/Homemade lemonade on hot summer day makes your summer vacation a most magical one.

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  • My mom tells me that having basil seeds with nimpu pani has a health reason for it, nimbu pani demands little more sugar to make it yumm, so if you add basil seeds to it, it will cover the sugar content, so your body don't absorb it all, which results in lowering the sugar levels.

  • it's believed that, It also helps to burn calories, loose wait, have beautiful skin and control blood sugars.


  • Juice of 4lemons

  • Chilled water

  • Sugar as required (approx3/4cup - 1cup)

  • Black Salt 3pinches/ jeljeera powder-1/4tsp.

  • 2tsp.basil seeds


  • Soak Basil seeds in 1/2cup of water for half an hour.

  • Squeeze the lemons, add little water, sugar, black salt mix well till the sugar is dissolved.

  • Add required water and basil seeds, adjust the sugar if needed.

  • For a deeper lemon flavour add the squeezed peels of lemon to the pani and allow them to sit in there for a while and remove them before serving.

  • Relish the best Mama made/Home made lemonade with an ice cube and a fav board game.............it makes hot summer afternoon a pleasant one.

10 yummies:

Raji said...

Never used basil seeds before...but they are making the lemonade look more beautiful.

Jay said...

perfect drink ...sounds refreshing n healthy..

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Prathima Rao said...

Perfect drink for this heat...Have never used basil seeds & it sounds interesting!!
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divya said...

Very tempting and fabulous nimbu pani.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

It cannot get better than this in Summer. But, adding basil seeds here is new for me, sounds interesting :)

Nisha said...

Use of basil seeds is so new to me and very interesting.

Prathima Shivraj said...

perfect refreshment for summer, nice combo with basil..

Vardhini said...

Looks so refreshing .. perfect for summer.


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