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Roohafza Lemonade | Party Drink | Summer Drink

Roohafza lemonade, a pretty looking party drink made with rose syrup and basil seeds.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Keyword A quick raita recipe, basil seeds drink, basil seeds lemonade, basil seeds recipe, colorful party drink, how to make lemonade, how to make rose sharbath, Lemonade recipe, Non-alcoholic drink, Non-alcoholic party drink, roohafza, rose lemonade, rose sharbat, sharbat recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 tablespoon subja seeds/basil seeds/tukmaria seeds
  • 3 tablespoon roohafza syrup
  • 2.5 cups water ice-cold water
  • 4 tablespoon sugar or to taste
  • handful of mint leaves
  • juice of 1 or 2 lemons depending on taste
  • lemon wedges, mint leaves for garnish


  • In a bowl take the subja/subza/basil seeds add ¼ 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/basil seeds 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