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Nimbu Pani - Lemon - Date Beverage from India image

This recipe has been submitted for play in ZWT8 - India and was found on Indian Food Forever. Please note that the cooking time is actually setting time for the flavors to blend. You will still need to place it in the fridge for an hour or two. This sounds like a nice drink that I can't wait to try.

Provided by Baby Kato

Categories     Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Time 12h25m

Number Of Ingredients 4

4 lemons, juicy (nimbu)
8 c water
10 honey dates, pitted and halved (khajoor)
1/3 c honey (shahad)


  • 1. Cut the lemons in halves crosswise.
  • 2. Remove the zest from 6 of the halves and squeeze out the juice.
  • 3. Slice the remaining 2 lemon halves into thin rounds.
  • 4. Place the water and the dates in a sauce pan and gently boil for 10 minutes.
  • 5. Next add the zest and boil for another 2-3 minutes.
  • 6. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the honey, lemon juice & lemon slices, and set aside, loosely covered, for 8-12 hours.
  • 7. Strain through a muslin lined sieve and place in fridge to chill.
  • 8. For best results, serve in chilled glasses with no ice.

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