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Street Style Masala Soda: Easy Recipe to Make at Home

Masala soda is a popular street beverage in various parts of India. It’s a refreshing concoction of club soda or sparkling water mixed with a medley of spices and tangy flavors. Here’s how to recreate the street magic in your kitchen.


  1. Club soda or sparkling water: 1 bottle (about 250ml)
  2. Black salt (kala namak): ¼ tsp or to taste
  3. Cumin powder (roasted): ¼ tsp
  4. Chaat masala: ¼ tsp
  5. Lemon juice: 1 tbsp or to taste
  6. Mint leaves: A few, for garnishing
  7. Sugar syrup: 1-2 tbsp (optional, for sweetness)
  8. Freshly crushed black pepper: A pinch
  9. Ice cubes: As needed


  1. Preparation:
    • Ensure your club soda/sparkling water is chilled for best results.
    • If you’re using sugar syrup, make it in advance by dissolving equal parts sugar and water over heat. Allow it to cool.
  2. Mixing the Flavors:
    • In a glass, pour the lemon juice.
    • Add black salt, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala, and crushed black pepper. If you’re using sugar syrup for sweetness, add it now.
    • Stir these ingredients together to mix them well. You should have a tangy, spicy base.
  3. Serving:
    • Fill the glass with ice cubes, almost to the top.
    • Slowly pour the chilled club soda or sparkling water over the ice.
    • Stir gently to combine. Do not over-stir as you don’t want to lose all the fizz.
    • Garnish with fresh mint leaves for an added layer of freshness.
  4. Taste and Adjust:
    • After taking a sip, you can adjust the spices and sweetness to your liking. Some prefer their masala soda a bit tangier, so they add more lemon. Others might want it spicier, so they sprinkle in a bit more chaat masala or black pepper.


  • You can also add a hint of ginger juice for an extra kick.
  • Some versions of this beverage use tamarind pulp for a tangier flavor.

Enjoy your homemade street style masala soda on a hot day for instant refreshment. It’s a unique drink that tingles your taste buds and offers a burst of flavors with every sip.

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