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Bohra’s Gol Paani (Gol Panni)(Jaggery Water Drink)

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

Chef Tips:

You may add mint leaves in the drink.

You may add ice cubes in the drink.


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