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
- 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23 thoughts on “KULUKKI SHARBATH(SUMMER COOLER)”
Thank you Priya.
Nice…I also add basil seeds to all my refreshing drinks that I make during summer due to their cooling properties..
Thanks Saumya.Loved your idea of adding basil seeds to all refreshing drinks .
Thank you Pushpita.
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…
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.
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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Thank you Saumya. Will check it out.
Simple and delicious. Happy to be in illustrious company in Pushpita’s post 🙂
Super liked this such a refreshing drink for summers with pineapple mint and lemon.. basil seeds add on the look and nutritional benefits..
Perfectfor the season. Sharbat looks so flavourful with sabza seeds. Love the addition of pineapple pieces in it. I guess we can make it with different fruits also.
What an exciting looking sharbat. Love the pineapple flavours with basil seeds. We used to drink something similar in Kenya to keep cool.
Thats one refreshing sharbath! We love kulukki sharbath at home, quick and easy to make too. Adding pineapple is new to me, will try next time when i make.
Wow, wish I could immediately reach out for a glass as its really hot and humid for the past few days. Have not heard of Kulukki Sharbath but its definitely is a must try. With pineapple am sure it must be so flavorful.
Adipose sharbat . I have heard zo much abt this kulukki sharbat that I was yearning to taste it. Now that I have the recipe I will surely make it to cool us this summer heat
Something totally differen. Never heard of this, i will have to try this. Basil and cilantro so refreshing
Love this refreshing drink, Kulukki Sharbath
This seems perfect for summers to regulate the body temperature in the scorching heat. Simple yet nice recipe