Shikanji served with pomegranate, grated apple and mint
A Shikanjvi lemonade seller, outside Red Fort, Delhi.

Shikanjvi is a type of traditional limeade or lemonade from the Punjab region of South Asia.[1] Alternative names include shikanji, shikanjbi and shikanjbeen. It is also known by limun paani or nimbu pani. While the base ingredients include lemon or lime juice, ginger juice, ice and water, shikanjvi often contains other ingredients such as salt, saffron and cumin.[2]


An example recipe for making a glass of shikanjvi:

Ingredients: two lemons (squeezed to make lemon juice), one little chunk of ginger, one or two teaspoons of sugar (raw if possible), half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of pepper.

Process: Pour cold drinking water in a glass. Add the lemon juice, ginger, sugar, salt and pepper. Shake it vigorously. This is a traditional recipe; however, people can experiment using mint leaves, rose water, etc.

Other Languages
हिन्दी: शिकंजी
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸ਼ਕੰਜਵੀਂ