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Pakistani Limca

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Sarah: Limca is a Pakistani-style lemonade soda. Whether you want to beat the heat, savor the flavor, or have Nimbu Pani at the end of the day, this is certainly the drink for you! I often find that simplicity breeds quality when done right — this drink is a prime marker of this philosophy! It’s a simple, fizzy drink, but has captured the heart of Pakistan.

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WHAT’S A LIMCA?

Pakistani Limca  is a masala-embedded drink with a wedge of limes; it’s a white frizzy drink not unlike sprite. Limca is an immortalized favorite of mine, similar to my other favorite: Traditional Lassi (Yogurt Drink).

with the sprite bottle

WHERE DO I FIND LIMCA ?

Pakistani Limca is one of the most common food beverages in Karachi and, safe to say, in the whole of Pakistan during the summer. The refreshing variations from one street vendor to another are astounding! When coming up with this recipe I closed my eyes, reminisced back to that fresh glass of Limca I guzzled down on the streets of Karachi in 2011, and went to work perfecting this timeless recipe.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIMCA?

  • It helps fight the heat.
  • it flushes out all toxins.
  • It helps us with digestion.

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WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN LIMCA?

  • Cumin Powder
  • Chaat Masala
  • Black Salt
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Wedges of Limes
  • Sprite

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HOW DO YOU PREPARE LIMCA?

  • In a fry pan, on medium heat, lightly dry roast the cumin powder.
  • Pour the dry roasted cumin powder in a empty small bowl.
  • Next add chaat masala and 1 tsp black salt and mix well.
  • Take 1 tsp of the masala mixture that you just made and add to an empty glass.
  • Now add fresh lemon juice.
  • Next add couple ice cubes.
  • Now add in the lime wedges.
  • Add the sprite in.
  • Lastly, add ¼ tsp of black salt and mix everything.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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The refreshing Limca drink is a staple for the summers, and a dear favorite of mine. We also have more refreshing drinks on our blog such as: Watermelon Lemonade , Traditional Lassi (Yogurt Drink) and Mango Lassi (THE BEST) . If you have any questions about our recipes, techniques, have a recipe request, or you just want to say hi! Please feel free to message us and As always, if you try any of our recipes be sure to tag us on instagram @twoclovesinapot. Find us on Pinterest too, @twoclovesinapot. Please subscribe to our newsletter. We value honest feedback.

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5 from 6 votes

Pakistani Limca

Limca is a homemade Pakistani lemonade soda. It's so refreshing, flavorful, and helps to beat the summer heat. Made with fresh lemon juice, sprite, black salt, and spices.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Diet: Low Fat
Keyword: indian limca, karachi limca, limca, limca recipe, limca the recipe, nimbu pani, nimbu pani recipe, pakistani limca, street style limca
Servings: 1
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Sarah Mirza

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 wedges lime
  • ½ cup sprite
  • 1 sprig mint

Instructions

  • In a fry pan, on medium heat, lightly dry roast the cumin powder.
  • Pour the dry roasted cumin powder in a empty small bowl.
  • Next add chaat masala and 1 tsp black salt and mix well.
  • Take 1 tsp of the masala mixture that you just made and add to an empty glass.
  • Now add fresh lemon juice.
  • Next add couple ice cubes.
  • Now add in the lime wedges.
  • Add the sprite in.
  • Lastly, add ¼ tsp of black salt and mix everything.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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Maham Ehab
Maham Ehab
1 month ago

It doesn’t get better than this!!!!

Tayyaba Touseef
Tayyaba Touseef
1 month ago

5 stars
I followed the recipe and Omggggg Pakistan yaad a giya this drink took me down the memory lane to my childhood 😩♥️ Maza a giya so yummy 😋 so refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. ♥️😘

Tayyaba Touseef
Tayyaba Touseef
1 month ago

5 stars
This gorgeous drink has become my go to drink a daily must, yea apnay kaysa jadu kr diya heheheh 😁♥️♥️♥️

Faiza Shahid Majeed
Faiza Shahid Majeed
26 days ago

5 stars
This recipe is spot on. Super easy and reminded me of Pakistan. Everyone loved it in my house. Five stars

Amber Masud
Amber Masud
20 days ago

5 stars
I made it on a hot day. So refreshing and yum. Super easy too. Thank you!

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