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Nimbu Saan

Namita Tiwari
60 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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On sunny afternoons in the hills in winters, you’ll find people basking in the Sun on rooftops or courtyards. People gossiping, knitting or cleaning veggies for dinner or engaged in some routine chore or just sleeping and definitely making Nimbu Saan. All ingredients are sourced locally or from their fields. It is a tangy and finger licking preparation that is eaten almost every day. Rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and specially Vitamin-C, it contributes to good health in winters. It is a great appetizer and you just can't have enough of it.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • North Indian
  • Roasting
  • Blending
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 500 gms fresh thick curd
  2. 3 tablespoons bhang seeds (hemp seeds)
  3. 1 bunch fresh green coriander
  4. salt to taste
  5. jaggery to taste
  6. 1 lime
  7. 2 malta / kinnow/oranges
  8. 2 ripe bananas
  9. 1 pomegranate
  10. 2 medium size fresh sweet radish(mooli)


  1. Take bhang seeds in a thick bottom wok. Roast on medium flame. Stir continuously. Soon the seeds will begin to crackle and change colour. Turn off the heat. Leave to cool.
  2. Clean coriander. Wash. Chop the tender stems and leaves.
  3. Take roasted bhang seeds and coriander in chutney maker. Blend. Add water if the paste is thick and not smooth. You should get a very smooth and fine paste.
  4. Whip curd until smooth.
  5. Add salt and jaggery. Grate jaggery so that it dissolves in curd.
  6. Add bhang and coriander paste to curd. Keep aside.
  7. Take a sharp knife and remove the outer thick skin (rind) of the lime. Cut horizontally into two. Cut each half vertically into four. Remove the juicy hair carefully. Discard white membranes and seeds.
  8. Peel malta / kinnow / oranges. Remove the juicy hair. Discard membranes and seeds.
  9. Peel and cut bananas.
  10. Peel and collect pomegranate seeds.
  11. Peel and dice radish finely.
  12. Add all the fruits and radish pieces to curd.
  13. Mix well and serve fresh.

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Anupama Kumari
Anupama Kumari   Dec-28-2016

Lovely recipe Namita :)

Anshu Pande
Anshu Pande   Dec-28-2016

Oh didi u just read my mind..I had some galgal from our tree in Almora and I wanted to make this saan and wanted it's authentic recipe..and there it is.. muaah

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