FOOD AND TRAVEL

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Indian Style Tangerine Lemonade


I badly over ate on new year night. Its not how I planned it but things happened. It all ran like a movie in my head how I pushed that extra piece of chocolate cake even when I was full to the brim. Or leftover eating the next day.  It's not something I'm proud of but it was chocolate cake with coffee cream and leftover pizza?



In  an effort to calm my upset stomach, I headed to make lemonade.  And when I peeked into the fridge I realized I was out of lemons.This is the time when all hell breaks loose, I would call M and say funny things, like " What the hell is your problem, why didn't you pick up the call in first ring" , or " You haven't bought a gift for me in dog years!". Poor guy, now he pretty much understands my swings are mostly food related, also why he lets me stuff my pantry with things of all kind!


Lucky M though, we had some tangerine on hand and I went about my business without bothering him making a Indian style tangerine lemonade. I wonder what took me so long, why I didn't do this before! It is our new favorite drink, one I have been making almost every other day since tangerine is so flooding the market right now. I'm  sure you can make it like a cocktail as well or just add soda for a fuzzy drink.


Tangerine Lemonade
Click here for printable recipe 

1 glass fresh tangerine juice
1 tbsp lemon juice (1/2 a lemon)
1/4 tsp black salt 
1/4 tsp crushed roasted cumin seeds
1/4 tsp black pepper
(you can replace all the three above with 1/2 tsp of chat masala)
1/8 tsp ginger juice 
Saffron infused sugar syrup as required

Method

Mix all the ingredients and serve chilled .


And now back to eating pizza and chocolate cake. Kidding! (not)
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49 comments

  1. Oooh, wonderfully refreshing with the tang of the tangerine and the spices. Great idea!

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  2. It sounds like a great alternative to traditional lemonade - just the kind of thing i want to be drinking at this time of year.

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  3. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.February 8, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Awesome idea, recipe and photo

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  4. I love these photos! I've never been a fan of cumin in my fruit (well, except on guava) but I will def keep this drink in mind when I'm entertaining family. It looks lovely.

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  5. great photos! i wanna go back to india now :)

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  6. Beautiful pictures Kulsum!! So vivid! Funny thing I just got blood oranges.

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  7. Yummy....we've been flooded with tangerines too and I much prefer them to oranges. Great photos!

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  8. Looks so fresh with bright colour of the orange.

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  9. Tanvi_SinfullySpicyFebruary 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Really like the bright pictures babe! You are cute..first you overeat n then run to make shikanji..I miss the shikanji from those dirty(unhygenic) thelavallahs in India :)I m not very comfortable with the idea of saffron syrup but loved the addition of ginger juice. I can have a whole jug of this drink..yum!

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  10. It sounds so delicious and refreshing! awesome color!

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  11. I was waiting for someone to say that :) Saffron I would never use with lemonade but with tangerine it went very well! Enhanced the color & added a subtle exotic flavor

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  12. Thank you :) I on the other hand love cumin with citrus! You can ofcourse omit it all together:)

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  13. love your variation on sikanjabeen. tangerines are not as bitter. even eating tangerines plain with kaala namak tastes soooo good!

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  14. Urdu sikanjabeen sounds so much more classy than wht we call Shikanji :) and yes it requires quite less sugar syrup compared to lemonade as it has its own sweetness. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  15. we have overdone our eating during the holidays.. and now we are on very low carb - mostly soup/salad kind of diet, I do not feel like looking at food anymore :-)

    This is looking so very refreshing and i LOVE the black board. Did you paint one?

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  16. delicious addition of ginger

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  17. That sounds so refreshing and your pictures are really beautiful!

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  18. this looks great and love the photos :-) thanks for the kind comment on my blog Rebecca

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  19. Oh that sounds so refreshing! I'd love to try it!

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  20. Never would have thought there'd be an Indian-style lemonade but now that I've seen it, I'm dying to try it. Always fun to spice things up, even or especially those old childhood classics.

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  21. Thank you Soma! that's a table I had in stores, u bet my new hobby is digging into all the trash I have

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  22. Thank you Soma...u always very kind :) And the black board is actually a table I dig into from my trash room, u bet its my new hobby!

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  23. I could have used this after New Year's Eve too, ugh! Why does it always seem like such a good idea at the time you're eating it and not so much after wards? Now I know what to drink to soothe my stomach the next, because of course there's always a next time isn't there? :-D

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  24. Nam @ The Culinary ChroniclesFebruary 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    This sounds lovely!

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  25. Yum! looks refreshing! Nice photos! :)

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  26. Wow what a perfect winter twist on a summer drink! Your photographs are really beautiful. I have a number clementines right now and can't wait to try this.

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  27. I would have never thought of making juice with tangerines, love the Indian touch too.

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  28. The ginger juice sounds so great with citrus, and I love the spices used too. Sounds lovely!

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  29. Your photos are fantastic and this juice sounds so refreshing! I must tell about this recipe to my girlfriend, or try myself!

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  30. I'm curious!! Never thoutght of putting these spices into lemondae, but why not? I tried indian turmeric milk and loved it. Will give it ago!

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  31. Love the colorful images, they are really powerful! :)

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  32. I have never had tangerine lemonade, nor have I heard of it before, but this looks absolutely delicious and refreshing. I love your stunning photos too!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  33. I've never tried tangerine lemonade, but it looks and sounds so delicious.

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  34. This is soo much refreshing!! Gr8 pics :)

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  35. Sounds really refreshing -- and unique! I never would have thought of this one.

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  36. how refreshing and what a vibrant post Kulsum ...loved the twist in the recipe, gorgeous! and why is that i wasn't able to comment in ur previous post :)

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  37. Yum yum yum! Great idea for a lemonade, especially for us tangerine lovers! And we are in full season swing! Fabulous! And yeah, mood swings...

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  38. Oh heck yeah - tangerines with lemonade? And cumin and ginger and pepper and ... you know what? This isn't lemonade. This isn't even tangerine lemonade. This is Ambrosia, and I'll not hear any dissent on the matter!

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  39. Beautiful snaps! You are one talented photographer my friend. This tangerine lemonade looks so refreshing. And I just happen to have bought a big bag of tangerines this afternoon!

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  40. haha! Ok I'll not argue on the matter. I ordered your caramelized onion tart with Ambrosia. Can life get any better?

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  41. Thank you Ananda! The post seems alright now, I don't what might have caused it....

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  42. Welcome to the blog Stanler :) I hope you make and enjoy it as much as we do.

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  43. I have made Tangerine lemonade minus spices and just love it.

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  44. yumm... cantwait to buy the nextbatch of tangerines :) *must shift apt first*

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  45. This is an awesome lemonade and loved the addition of tangerines in it. its looking so refreshing and inviting !

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  46. mmmm this looks delish! what exactly is ginger juice?

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    1. Hi there,

      To make ginger juice I shred a finger size ginger with a grater and squeeze out the juice from it. Hope that helps

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    2. Thank you!! and how does one make the saffron-infused sugar syrup?

      (sorry for all the Qs!)

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