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Basil Seeds Sabja drink

Sabja Drink - Sweet Basil Lemonade

Sweet basil lemonade or sabja drink recipe. Healthy homemade summer drink, non-alcoholic and immunity boosting drink made with sabja (sweet basil seeds) and Gond katira.
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Course: drink, Drinks
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine
Keyword: cool drink, drink, non alcoholic drink, summer drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Soaking time: 4 hours
Servings: 2
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 1 tablespoon Tragacanth gum Gond katira
  • 1 teaspoon basil seeds sabji
  • 2 tablespoon Rock Sugar mishri, powdered
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice nimbu
  • 1 lime sliced
  • ½ cup Mint leaves


  • Soak gond katira in plain water for 2-3 hours or overnight. When it fluffs up keep it aside. Best way to eat Gond katira is soak it overnight in the fridge in more quantity and keep it there.
  • Soak basil seeds or sabja for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes the puff up to form a gelatinous structure.
  • Next in a jar add 4-5 tablespoon of soaked Gond katira, 3-4 tablespoon of soaked sabja/basil seeds.
  • Add in lime juice, powdered mishri and mint leaves. Crush some mint leaves or pudina for better flavour.
  • Next add 2 glasses of chilled water to the jar and stir everything well.
  • You can add few ice cubes if you desire that and serve this sabja drink or basil lemonade to cool down this summer.


  • Make sure to clean the sabji seeds for any small stones or debris.
  • Allow them to bloom before adding in any recipe.
  • Gond katira or tragacanth gum takes time to soak and fully bloom. It is better to soak it overnight in the fridge that way you can use it anytime when you want to use it. Soaked Gond katira stays good in fridge for 2-3 days.
  • You can use ice cubes or just use chilled water or regular water both are fine.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg