Sabja Seeds Drink

Sabja Seeds Drink
Sabja Seeds Drink

Sabja Seeds Drink ~ Beat the summer heat
          Sabja seeds also called as tukumaria , basil seeds are commonly used for falooda , sherbet and in other Asian drinks . It is believed in India that they help to beat the summer heat, keeping the body cool. Due to the gelatinous nature when soaked, they help in cleaning the walls of the stomach, help to regulate the bowel movements and flush the toxins from the stomach. Some folks get dehydrated fast in summer & get constipated especially kids, for them a drink made of these seeds is very beneficial.
You can just make a Sabja Seeds Drink with any fruit like watermelon, lemon, and cucumber or even with tender coconut. Use rock sugar, also called as kalkanda as it is considered to be a better sweetener for summer. I do not know the exact reason why rock sugar is favored in Ayurveda especially during summer. In our families we consider rsugar to have a cooling effect on the body and best to use in summer.
Though I prefer to eat my fruits as is, sometimes a fruit in the form of juice definitely makes sense on a hot day, keeping refreshed and hydrated


Watermelon cubes (remove the seeds) or any fruit or tender coconut water
1 tsp of sabja seeds / Basil seeds washed and soaked for 2 hrs in just enough water to immerse
Rock sugar as needed (I did not use any sweetner)
Few drops of lemon juice
Pinch of green cardamom powder (optional)

1.   Blend the water melon and cardamom powder to smooth
2.   Add lemon juice, soaked sabja seeds ,mix and  serve