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Masala Lemonade/Masala Nimbu Soda

Masala Lemonade/Masala Nimbu Soda

Masala Lemonade/Masala Nimbu Soda Recipe for Summers with lemons, spices like cumin seeds, black pepper and salt. Make Delhi's favourite Masala Soda/Banta/Goli Soda at home.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Indian


  • Blender


  • 2-4 Cups Chilled Carbonated Water/Water
  • 1" Fresh Ginger
  • 8-10 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint Leaves
  • 2-3 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder/Jeera Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • Black Salt or Kala Namak(as per taste) or use Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 cup Raw Cane Sugar/Jaggery or use as required
  • ½ Cup Lemon Juice or as required


To make Roasted Cumin Powder

  • In a pan, add 2-3 tbsp of cumin seeds.
  • Dry roast on light heat till it gives aroma.
  • Take off from the flame, and keep to cool.
  • Once completely cool, grind to fine powder in coffee grinder or mixer grinder and store in an air tight container for further use.
  • In a blender jar, add 1 cup chilled water. You can add some crushed ice also along with it.
  • Add black pepper powder, cumin powder sugar, salt, ginger, lemon juice, mint leaves(dried and fresh).
  • You can add black salt here in this step or add later. I prefer to add later, depending on individual's preference.
  • Blender till ginger and fresh mint are fully blender with water and spices.
  • Add lemon sugar mix to glasses.
  • Add soda or water as preferred. Top with ice and serve immediately.


If making to serve later, do not add fresh mint leaves while blending. Before serving you can muddle some and add in glasses.
You can also add chaat masala for more tangy flavor.
Keyword Masala Shikanjavi, Masala Soda, Nimbu Paani
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