Bel Ka Sharbat Recipe

Bel Ka Sharbat Recipe

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Have you ever tasted the refreshing sweetness of Bel Ka Sharbat on a hot summer day? I remember the first time I tried it. It was during a scorching afternoon in India. I stumbled upon a vendor selling this unique drink, made from ripe wood apples. With one sip, I was hooked. Since then, Bel Ka Sharbat has been a beloved part of my summer routine, bringing relief from the heat and a wave of nostalgia.




Recipe of Bel Ka Sharbat


Portion Servings: 5-6 servings

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes





  • 1 Wood Apple (Bel)

For Instant Bel Sharbat:

  • 1 cup Bel Fruit Pulp
  • Water, as required
  • 2 tsp Roasted Jeera Powder
  • 1 tbsp Black Salt
  • 2 Lemons
  • Mint Leaves
  • Ice Cubes

For Preserved Bel Sharbat:

  • 1 cup Bel Fruit Pulp
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Black Salt
  • 2 Lemons
  • Mint Leaves
  • Ice Cubes
  • Bottled Soda





Instant Bel Ka Sharbat:

Step 1: Preparing the Pulp

  1. Crack open the wood apple and extract the pulp. Divide it into two portions.

Step 2: Crafting the Refreshing Drink

  1. Blend one portion of the pulp with water until smooth.
  2. Strain the mixture twice to remove any seeds or residue.

Step 3: Infusing Flavours

  1. Enhance the strained pulp with roasted jeera powder, sugar, black salt, and lemon juice. Stir well.
  2. Assemble mint leaves and ice cubes in a glass before pouring in the bel sharbat. Garnish with lemon slices.

Step 4: Serving

  1. Your Instant Bel Ka Sharbat is ready to invigorate your senses.
  2. Sip and enjoy the tropical bliss!

Bel Sharbat Preserve:

Step 1: Boiling and Sweetening the Pulp

  1. Boil the remaining wood apple pulp with water for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and simmer until the mixture thickens.

Step 2: Flavour Enrichment

  1. Remove from heat and let it cool. Add black salt, roasted jeera powder, and lemon juice, blending thoroughly.

Step 3: Bottling and Chilling

  1. Transfer the bel syrup into sanitized bottles for preservation.
  2. Store in the refrigerator to keep the flavors intact.

Step 4: Serving Suggestions

  1. When ready to serve, pour the bel syrup into glasses.
  2. Add ice cubes and mint leaves for freshness.
  3. Top with bottled soda for effervescence.


Enjoy the refreshing bel ka sharbat in summers to stay hydrated and cool!




About the Recipe:


Bel Ka Sharbat, also known as Wood Apple Sherbet, is a popular Indian drink enjoyed during hot weather. It's made from ripe wood apples, which are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. This drink not only tastes great but also helps keep you hydrated and healthy during the summer.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Choose ripe wood apples: Pick wood apples that are heavy and smell sweet for the best flavor.
  2. Remove seeds and fibers: Before blending the pulp, make sure to remove the seeds and fibers to get a smooth drink.
  3. Adjust sweetness: Depending on how sweet the wood apples are, you may need to add more or less sugar.
  4. Add a pinch of spice: Sprinkle a little black salt or roasted cumin powder for an extra kick of flavor.
  5. Serve cold: Chill the Bel Ka Sharbat in the fridge before serving for a refreshing taste.



Pairing Guide:


Bel Ka Sharbat goes well with many snacks and dishes. Try it with spicy chaats, crispy samosas, or even a light fruit salad. It's also perfect with puris or just on its own as a cool drink.




Frequently Asked Questions about Bel Ka Sharbat:


  1. What are the health benefits of Bel Ka Sharbat?
    • Bel Ka Sharbat is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, which are good for digestion and overall health.
  2. Can I make Bel Ka Sharbat in advance?
    • Yes, you can prepare it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a few days.
  3. Is Bel Ka Sharbat safe for kids?
    • Yes, it's a healthy drink for children, but as with any sweet drink, it's best in moderation.
  4. Can I use honey instead of sugar?
    • Yes, honey works well as a natural sweetener in Bel Ka Sharbat.
  5. Is Bel Ka Sharbat gluten-free?
    • Yes, it's gluten-free since it's made from natural ingredients.
  6. Can I strain the pulp?
    • Yes, if you prefer a smoother drink, you can strain the pulp before serving.
  7. Does Bel Ka Sharbat have any side effects?
    • It's generally safe, but too much may cause stomach upset in some people.
  8. Can I freeze it?
    • It's best not to freeze it as it can change the taste and texture.
  9. Is Bel Ka Sharbat a traditional Indian drink?
    • Yes, it's been enjoyed in India for generations during the summer months.
  10. Can I add other fruits?
    • While wood apples are traditional, you can experiment with other fruits for a unique flavor twist.