Masala lemonade or Nimbu lemon soda is one of India’s most popular or drinkable soft drink in Indian summer.

Masala Lemonade Soda is made with a chilled glass of ice cubes and carbonated Water with Indian species like black salt, black pepper, cumin powder, and mint leaves.

About Masala Lemonade Soda

Masala lemonade is also called masala nimbu soda in north India. The word “Nimbu” is a Hindi word that means lemon or lime.

I Mainly make masala lemonade recipe with plain water or Carbonated Water, but you can also try it with soda and sparkling water. It is one of the best-chilled thirst-quenchers for Indian summers!!

In the scorching heat of North Indian cities, particularly in rushing Delhi and the Western U.P region, the streets come alive with the vibrant energy of local street vendors.

These local cart vendors or local shops offer a rest from the high summer heat with various cold drinks, including the special Masala Lemonade, also known as Masala Nimbu Soda.

As the sun beats down, people from all walks of life flock to these vendors, seeking relief from the sweltering weather.
Masala Lemonade, a quintessential summer cooler, takes center stage with its irresistible blend of spices and the tangy freshness of Delhi’s lemons.
What makes this summer drink truly unique is its many names – Balti Soda/Banta/Kanche Wali Bottle or Goli Soda.

The Local vendors serve this Masala lemonade drink with soda, lime juice, and a mix of Indian spices. The one glass of fizzy masala soda drink is so refreshing that you instantly feel refreshed and recharged.

Ingredients For Masala Lemonade / Masala Nimbu Soda

  • 2-3 Cups Chilled Carbonated Water or lemon-flavored energy drink
  • 1 Cup Sparkling Water (as required)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 4-5 Fresh Mint leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Mint Leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Black Salt or Kala Namak (as required)
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice (as required)
  • 2 teaspoons roasted cumin powder (Jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon pinch of salt (as required)

Steps For Making Masala Lemonade / Masala Nimbu Soda

  • Firstly, Take a Tava or pan and add 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds (jeera powder). Then, Dry roast on low-medium heat for 1 or 2 minutes until it gives well aroma.
  • Please turn off the flame and keep it cool.
  • When it is completely cool, it is time to grind it into fine powder in a grinder machine or coffee grinder.
  • In a Drink mixer or Glass jar or blender jar, add 3 to 4 ice cubes or crushed ice and 1 cup of Sparkling Water, ½ teaspoon of black pepper powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin powder,1 teaspoon Black pepper powder, ½ teaspoon Black Salt (kala Namak), ½ teaspoon sugar, ½ teaspoon pinch of salt, ½ cup fresh lemon juice, 4-5 mint leaves(fresh and dried).
  • Blender till fresh mint is entirely blended with 2-3 Cups of Chilled Carbonated Water or lemon-flavored energy drink and spices.
  • Take two or three glasses or add 2 or 3 ice cubes and add lemon slices into it; add masala soda or nimbu (lemon) soda as preferred. Serve immediately with any snacks…

Masala Lemonade Recipe

Best Masala Lemonade/Masala Nimbu Soda for hot Summers with lemons, and spices. Make North India's favorite Masala Soda/Banta/Goli Soda at home.
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Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course beverages
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 1 kcal

Equipment

  • Glass Jar

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 Cups Chilled Carbonated Water or Lemon flavor energy drink
  • 1 Cup Sparkling Water (as required)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 4-5 Fresh Mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Mint Leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Black Salt (Kala Namak) (as required)
  • ½ cup Fresh lemon juice Little bit
  • 2 teaspoons roasted cumin powder (Jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon pinch of salt (as required)

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, Take a Tava or pan and add 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds (jeera powder). Then, Dry roast on low-medium heat for 1 or 2 minutes until it gives well aroma.
  • Please turn off the flame and keep it cool.
  • In a Glass jar or blender jar, add 3 to 4 ice cubes or crushed ice and 1 cup of Sparkling Water, ½ teaspoon of black pepper powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin powder,1 teaspoon Black pepper powder, ½ teaspoon sugar, ½ teaspoon pinch of salt, ½ cup fresh lemon juice, 4-5 mint leaves(fresh and dried).
  • Blender till fresh mint is entirely blended with 2-3 Cups of Chilled Carbonated Water or lemon-flavored energy drink and spices.
  • Take two or three glasses or add 2 or 3 ice cubes and add lemon slices into it; add masala soda or nimbu soda as preferred. serve immediately with any snacks…

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 0.05gFat: 0.01gSaturated Fat: 0.003gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 0.1gVitamin A: 57IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Balti Soda, Goli Soda, Kanche Wali Bottle, Masala Lemonde, Masala Nimbu Soda,
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