Roohafza Lemonade with basil seeds - Kids party drink

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Friday, October 06, 2017

I was in a dilemma on to what to make for the final post of week 1: kids delight theme. There is a saying “Too many cooks spoil the broth “, likewise too many choices too spoil everything. I had around 4 dishes to select from with everything ready, but i settled for this simple yet colorful sherbet.
We tasted this in a friend’s birthday party and my lil one loved the striking red color of the drink. When I made this today, he was so thrilled and he remembered the party immediately.

Check the video on how to make Roohafza lemonade

We loved the drink as it was mild and the flavor of roohafza wasn’t too over powering. A best party drink especially with kids. Do try and let me know how you enjoyed it.
2 tbsp subza/basil seeds
3 tbsp roohafza syrup 
2.5 cups of water (chilled water)
3-4 tbsp sugar (or to taste)
Handful of mint leaves
Juice of lemon or two, depending on how tangy you would like your drink
Lemon wedges  and mint leaves for garnish (optional)
  • In a bowl take the subza seeds add 1/4 cup of water and let it sit for 10 minutes for it to bloom well.
  • In a pitcher, add roohafza syrup, chilled water, bloomed subza seeds, sugar and lemon juice. Mix well to combine.
  • The subza will be clumped together so this mixing will help it to separate and also for the sugar to dissolve.
  • Add mint leaves to the sherbet, serve immediately garnished with lemon wedges or refrigerate it until served.

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  1. That's an interesting drink Priya, I am sure kids will love that bright colour!

  2. Rooh afza is such a soothing drink that is liked by all

  3. Rooafhza takes me back to peak summers ! Dad would get carton full of these bottles . Like your version with sabza.

  4. a delicious looking drink... definitely something kids would love and of course all roohafza lovers.

  5. Love your lemonade version with the sabja seeds... I love Roohafza in cold milk than just like that...

  6. I love roohafza. Vibrant colour.

  7. Such a colorful drink! I am sure it is a hit with the kids.

  8. Just love this drink very much, an excellent sumer drink.

  9. I love it even now. Roohafza tastes yum in chilled milk too.

  10. Its been ages since I drank Roohafza. Those were the growing up days. None of the fancy drinks available these days sound as good as our classic ones :)

  11. Wow such a refreshing drink. I make it often at home

  12. I will always remember the first time I had this at a Pakistani restaurant near my house and now it is one of my fave summer time drinks

  13. lovely drink Priya ! I make this sometimes with a little lemony twist.


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