Thursday 17 May 2018

Stone Apple Squash (Bael ka Sharbat)

Stone Apple Squash (Bael ka Sharbat)

Very recently, I visited one of my neighbour's house Mini Gandhi during the peak afternoon, it was quite hot. She knew I don't take aerated drinks at all. She brought a peach coloured drink for me and informed me it is Bael Ka Sharbat. I had heard about it but never tasted. Quite hesitatingly i tasted it. To my surprise it was nice with a peachy aroma but quite sweet. I felt refreshed after having it and I decided to do some research on it. She, being a member of Holistic Healing Sanstha, had recently heard Luke Coutinho talk about the health benefits of Bael in summers which she shared with me.

Bael, known as, Aegle Marmelos, commonly called stone apple or wood apple is a native tree of India, its fruit has amazing benefits. It can cure heat in stomach, reduces gastric ulcers, cures Diarrhoea. It is anti inflammatory, controls cholesterol and many more.

So I decided to give this Bael sherbet a healthy twist and here it is

Preparation Time : 20 - 25 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Ingredients : 

  • 1 Ripe Bael fruit medium size
  • 3 Tablespoon Shakkar (jaggery)
  • Rock salt 1 Teaspoon or according to taste
  • Roasted zeera powder 1 Teaspoon
  • Mint leaves 10 -15 
  • 2 lemon for garnishing
  • Ice cubes
Procedure : 
  • Break the Apple wood fruit. 

  • Remove the pulp 

  • Add water to the pulp and leave this for 5 minutes

  • Crush the pulp with hands not with blender, else the seeds will get crushed and make the squash bitter in taste.

  • Strain this juice through strainer

  • Add shankar to it, mix it. I used organic shankar to give my squash healthy twist.

  • Add rock salt, jeera powder and mint leaves to this and mix it well. you can keep this squash in bottle or jag.use it according to your need 

  • While serving take a glass add sone small pieces of lemon. fill the glass with ice cubes add few mint leave add ball squash to this . Ratio is 1:3 one portion Bael squash and 2/3 portion of ice or c hilled water 

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