Falsa Sharbat Recipe

Falsa Sharbat Recipe

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Chef Ajay Chopra's Falsa Sharbat Will Quench Your Summer Thirst





Kale kale thal, also called Falsa, is a hidden gem that not many people in India know about. Its deliciousness and health benefits are often forgotten, especially in places other than Delhi and Haryana.


I remember clearly walking down the busy streets of Delhi in the third month of summer and hearing the distinct cry of the Falsa vendor. The excitement and anticipation were palpable. This humble berry, which is often overlooked, caught my attention. Little did I know that it would soon become one of my favorite drinks. The Falsa Sharbat, a refreshing elixir that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also comes out as a natural remedy in these tough times.



Falsa Sharbat: A Summer Drink for Cooling Off


A magical potion is made from Falsa berries, sugar, and roasted cumin. The right amount of these ingredients creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your tongue. This sharbat is more than just a drink; it is a celebration of the season and a tribute to the kale thal that makes our lives better.

It is easy to make Falsa Sharbat. All you have to do is mix Falsa berries with a little sugar and a pinch of roasted cumin. Then, let the mixture blend into a harmonious elixir, and voila! You have a drink that tastes like summer—it is the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and refreshing. Served cold, it becomes a favorite right away and cools you down in the sweltering heat.



Cooking Tips


  1. Select Ripe Falsa Berries: For a rich and sweet taste, choose Falsa berries that are plump and a deep purple color.
  2. Perfecting the Sugar Ratio: Change the amount of sugar to suit your taste for sweetness.
  3. Enhance with Roasted Cumin: A pinch of ground cumin makes the sharbat smell and taste better.
  4. Chill Before Serving: Serve Falsa Sharbat chilled for a more refreshing experience.


You can learn how to make a great Falsa Sharbat with these tips from skilled professionals.



Pairing Guide


These lovely items go well with your Falsa Sharbat:


  1. Fresh Fruit Salad: The tangy notes of Falsa Sharbat complement the sweetness of assorted fresh fruits.
  2. Spicy Chaat: The cooling effect of Falsa Sharbat balances the spiciness of chaat, creating a harmonious contrast.


Learn how to pair your Falsa Sharbat to get the most out of it.




Falsa Ka Sharbat Recipe


Portions serving: 3-4 pax
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Calories: 103 cal per portion





  • 1 cup Falsa (Indian berries also known as Grewia asiatica)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 8-10 ice cubes
  • 1.5 ltr Water
  • 7-8 Mint leaves





Preparing the Falsa Juice:

  1. In a bowl, add Falsa, sugar, black salt, and roasted cumin powder.
  2. Use a spoon or a masher to smash all the ingredients together, ensuring they are well combined. The sugar will help extract the juice from the Falsa berries.

Straining the Juice:

  1. Take a strainer or a sieve and place it over another bowl or jug.
  2. Pour the Falsa mixture through the strainer, using water to help extract all the juice from the berries. Press down on the Falsa mixture with the back of a spoon or spatula to get the maximum juice out.

Chilling the Falsa Juice:

  1. Once the Falsa juice is strained, discard the solid remains left in the strainer.
  2. Transfer the strained Falsa juice to the refrigerator to chill for a refreshing and cooling beverage.

Serving the Falsa Ka Sharbat:

  1. Take a serving glass and put 1-2 ice cubes at the bottom. The ice cubes will keep the Falsa ka Sharbat cool and refreshing.

Pouring the Falsa Juice:

  1. After the Falsa juice has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator.
  2. Carefully pour the chilled Falsa juice into the serving glass, filling it up to the brim.

Garnishing the Falsa Ka Sharbat:

  1. Take a few fresh mint leaves and gently crush them between your fingers to release their aroma.
  2. Add the crushed mint leaves to the top of the Falsa ka Sharbat in the serving glass for a delightful flavor and aroma.

Serving Chilled Falsa Ka Sharbat:

  1. Your delicious and refreshing Falsa ka Sharbat is now ready to be served.
  2. Present the chilled beverage to your family and guests, allowing them to enjoy the tangy-sweet taste and cooling effect of this delightful summer drink.


For the best cooling effect and instant relief on hot summer days, serve the Falsa Ka Sharbat cold. This homemade Falsa Ka Sharbat will surely impress and refresh your loved ones, whether you are having a party or just relaxing at home. So go ahead and try this easy-to-make and delicious Falsa Ka Sharbat to enjoy the real taste of summer. Let the unique and tangy flavours take you to a tropical paradise and make the most of the season.





Frequently Asked Questions about Falsa Sharbat


  1. Q: Can I use frozen Falsa berries for the sharbat? A: While fresh Falsa berries are ideal, frozen ones can be used with a slight adjustment in sugar quantity.

  2. Q: Is it necessary to roast cumin before adding it to the sharbat? A: Roasting cumin enhances its fragrance and adds a subtle depth to the Falsa Sharbat; it's recommended for the best flavor.

  3. Q: Can I prepare Falsa Sharbat in advance and store it? A: Yes, Falsa Sharbat can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for a refreshing drink anytime.

  4. Q: Is Falsa Sharbat suitable for diabetic individuals? A: Falsa Sharbat can be consumed in moderation by diabetic individuals; however, it's advisable to consult a healthcare professional.

  5. Q: Can I add mint leaves to enhance the flavor of Falsa Sharbat? A: Absolutely, fresh mint leaves can be added for an extra burst of freshness and flavor.

  6. Q: How long can I store Falsa Sharbat in the refrigerator? A: Falsa Sharbat can be stored for up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator; ensure it is well-sealed to maintain freshness.

  7. Q: Can I use black salt instead of regular salt in the recipe? A: Yes, black salt can be used for a slightly different flavor profile, but regular salt works well too.

  8. Q: What are the potential health benefits of Falsa Sharbat? A: Falsa Sharbat is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, providing a refreshing boost and potential immune system support.

  9. Q: Can I strain the Falsa mixture to remove seeds and pulp? A: Yes, straining is optional; it depends on personal preference. Some enjoy the texture, while others prefer a smoother drink.

  10. Q: Can I add ice cubes to Falsa Sharbat for an extra chill? A: Certainly, adding ice cubes enhances the cooling effect and makes Falsa Sharbat even more refreshing.


Check out these Frequently Asked Questions to start learning how to make Falsa Sharbat and enjoy the unique tastes of summer. Cheers to the kale kale thal and the happiness it brings in a glass!