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May 14, 2007 11:53 AM

Jal jeera? (Indian salty cumin lemonade)

Anyplace around here make that Indian cumin lemonade with "black" mineral salt?

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  1. Your best bet is to buy a ready mixture for Jal Jeera from either the "Everest" or "Shaan" brands, from any Indian/Pakistani grocery store. Also, the salt you mention is 'rock salt'.

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    1. re: osho

      Kala Namak is called "black salt" in English. It is mined but has a high and very noticeable mineral content compared with regular rock salt.

      Vik's uses it on cashews, the sulfur in the salt gives them a surprising hard-boiled-egg flavor.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Speaking of Vik's, you should be able to get all of the above at Vik's grocery store, right next door to the eatery.

        1. re: osho

          Sure, though for shopping I prefer Milan International at 9th and University. They have a much bigger selection of spices.

    2. Saw it on the menu board at Amber Cafe in Mountain View the other day. I went with the jeera lassi, however . . .