A Classic Bohra drink prepared especially, during the Holy Month of Ramadan with jaggery, water, freshly squeezed lemon juice, soaked sweet basil seeds and garnished with fresh mint leaves.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time of Jaggery: 6 hours
Refrigeration Time: at least an hour
Makes: 4 glasses
Ingredients and Quantity:
Jaggery grated or cut into cubes- 2 cups
Filtered Water for soaking Jaggery- 3 1/2 cups
Sweet Basil Seeds (Sabja Seeds)-2 tbsp.
Filtered water for soaking sweet basil seeds-1 cup
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed- 4 tbsp.
For the straining of Jaggery water: Food grade, unbleached muslin cloth– 1/4th metre
For the Garnish:
Fresh Mint Leaves-a few leaves
Add grated / cubed jaggery in a large glass bowl.
Cover it with water.
Cover it with a lid and set aside for at least 6 hours until the jaggery dissolves completely in the water.
Strain through the muslin cloth.
Soak the sabja seeds in 1/2 cup of water for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes you will see that the seeds swell up.
Add the soaked sabja seeds & lemon juice in the jaggery water. Stir well.
Refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
Serve chilled garnished with fresh mint leaves
You may add mint leaves in the drink.
You may add ice cubes in the drink.