A refreshing drink from Kerala perfect for summers is Kulukki Sharbath. A soft drink made in cocktail mixing style made with Lemon and a few other ingredients which regulates the body temperature in this scorching heat.This is a very simple recipe which i have learnt from my friend’s mom.I just love the tangy and sweet taste.Dried Basil seeds / Sabja is used in this drink. Some properties of Sabja seeds are

  • Cooling 
  • Good for respiratory disorders .
  • Aids Digestion 
  • Stress relief 
  • Skin relief 
  • Weight loss 

Recipe for Kulukki Sharbath:


2 Lemons squeezed (remove the seeds)

Honey (adjust as the sweetness you require)

1 Tsp Basil seeds / Sabja

2 Tsp Pineapple finely chopped

3 Mint leaves crushed (optional)

2 Cups Water

Some Ice Cubes (Optional)


Soak the dried basil seeds in a cup of water for about 10 minutes and then drain the water.

Mix all the other ingredients in a cocktail shaker .Pout this in a glass and add the basil seeds. Add a lemon slice and serve.

PS: I have skipped the ice cubes and added a some finely chopped cilantro also. You can skip it.

Keep yourself hydrated and Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Nice…I also add basil seeds to all my refreshing drinks that I make during summer due to their cooling properties..

    • - Post author

      Thanks Saumya.Loved your idea of adding basil seeds to all refreshing drinks .

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    This looks very good, Preethi 🙂
    I suppose, that you are able to buy these seeds in bigger quantity to be able to use them in food?
    Here I can buy a small bag for seeding in the garden…

    • - Post author

      Thank you Irene.i get 100 grams packet of these seeds that can be used in food.You must be having a beautiful home garden I Guess.

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        I haven’t seen such big packs here, but I will go and ask in our health shop. I don’t have much soil in my garden, mostly stones, so I don’t have much to show from here. I rent this house, so I can’t just change it 🙂

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    Simple and delicious. Happy to be in illustrious company in Pushpita’s post 🙂

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