Kala Namak . The cumin makes this drink special as it aids in digestion, while mint has a cooling and refreshing effect. One of. the main ingredients is black salt or rock salt which acts as a digestive, called Kala Namak. In Hindi . “Jal” means water and “Jeera” means cumin, hence Jal Jeera is also sometimes called "Cumin Water" in English. Jal Jeera is very popular in Northern India where it is extremely hot. It is generally served with appetizers before a meal, but is also drunk between meals. It is an ideal drink for weight watchers as it is made without sugar and no artifical flavoring, it is a good substitute for soda drinks. Jal Jeera is also spelled Jal Jira
Jal Jeera or Cumin Water from India. Jal Jira is described as Indian spiced and salty lemonade, as it is made from cumin, mint, lemon juice, ice water and black salt. Jal Jira, though is one of the lesser known Indian drinks, but probably the most healthy drink. It has an unique flavor and is a good refreshement drink during the hot summer months. One of the essential ingredient of Jal Jira besides cumin is the Black salt called Kala Namak in India.