Kulukki Sarbath | Homemade Summer Drink

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Kulukki sarbath is a vibrant and flavorful drink that has gained popularity for its refreshing qualities and has become a beloved choice during hot summer months.

Whether enjoyed as a street food delicacy or prepared at home, Kulukki Sarbath offers a delightful burst of flavors, a playful texture, and a cooling sensation that makes it a sought-after beverage. Its unique blend of ingredients and the refreshing experience it provides have made it a favorite among locals and visitors alike, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who tries it.

 

About Kulukki Sarbath

Kulukki Sarbath is a popular and refreshing drink that originates from the Indian state of Kerala. It is a unique combination of flavors and textures that make it a delightful and sought-after beverage, especially during hot summer months.

The word “kulukki” in Malayalam, the language of Kerala, means “shaken.” This name is derived from the preparation method of the drink, which involves vigorously shaking the ingredients together to create a frothy and well-mixed beverage.

The key ingredients in Kulukki Sarbath typically include freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar syrup, chopped fruits like pineapple or watermelon, and a hint of spice. The lemon juice provides a tangy and citrusy taste, while the sugar syrup adds sweetness and balances the flavors. The chopped fruits contribute a juicy and refreshing element, while the spice, usually in the form of green chili or ginger, adds a subtle kick to the drink.

To prepare Kulukki Sarbath, the ingredients are combined in a glass or container and vigorously shaken or stirred to mix them thoroughly. This process creates a frothy texture and ensures that the flavors are well-incorporated. The drink is then served in tall glasses or tumblers, often garnished with a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for added freshness.

Kulukki Sarbath is known for its vibrant colors, refreshing taste, and the combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors. It is a popular street food and beverage in Kerala, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike as a refreshing thirst quencher. The unique blend of ingredients and the frothy texture make it an exciting and enjoyable drink experience.

Whether you’re exploring the culinary delights of Kerala or simply looking for a refreshing and flavorful beverage, Kulukki Sarbath is a must-try. Its combination of zesty lemon, sweetness, fruitiness, and a hint of spice offers a refreshing and invigorating drink that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

How to make Kulukki Sarbath

  • Firstly take a pan, pour 1 cup of water & sugar into it. Heat it until sugar gets fully dissolves in water.
  • After heating approximately for 1 minute the syrup will get ready. Now switch off the flame and aside the syrup to get cool down.
  • Now take a big glass, put a small lemon slice & some fresh mint leaves.
  • Afterwards pour the cooled sugar syrup into it. Make sure that the sugar should dissolved fully otherwise it will come in the mouth.
  • Add 5-6 ice cubes as it will give chillness to your drink.
  • Add chilled water to the glass and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Now append the fresh lemon juice.
  • Add sabja seeds, be sure that you should soak the sabja seeds 8-9 hours prior to your drink.
  • If using a green chili, slit it lengthwise and remove the seeds. Finely chop the chili.

In a tall glass or tumbler, add the chopped fruits and green chili (if using).

  • Using a long spoon/big tumbler, gently mix the chili, and syrup together, allowing the flavors to blend.
  • Garnish with a spring of mint leaves for added freshness and visual appeal.

Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing Kulukki Sarbath.

Note: Adjust the sweetness and spiciness according to your taste preferences by adding more or less sugar and chili. You can also experiment with different fruits of your choice to create your unique variation of Kulukki Sarbath.

Expert Tips

Fresh Ingredients: Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor. Avoid using bottled lemon juice as it may not provide the same freshness and tanginess.

Fruit Selection: Choose ripe and juicy fruits for chopping and adding to the drink. Pineapple and watermelon are popular choices, but you can also try other fruits like mango, strawberry, or even cucumber for a refreshing twist.

Adjust Sweetness: The amount of sugar syrup can be adjusted according to your preference. Start with the recommended amount and add more or less depending on how sweet you want the drink to be. Remember, you can always add more sweetness later if needed, so start with a smaller quantity initially.

Spice Level: The green chili adds a subtle spiciness to the drink. If you prefer a milder taste, you can reduce or omit the chili. Alternatively, if you enjoy more heat, you can add more chili or even try using a different type of chili for a different flavor profile.

Crushing the Fruits: When mixing the fruits and syrup, be gentle with your stirring to avoid mashing the fruits completely. The idea is to slightly crush the fruits to release their flavors without turning them into a pulp.

Chilling the Ingredients: Ensure that the water, lemon juice, and fruits are all well chilled before preparing the drink. This will help maintain the refreshing and cool nature of Kulukki Sarbath.

Presentation: Serve the Kulukki Sarbath in tall glasses or transparent tumblers to showcase its vibrant colors. Adding a spring of mint or a lemon slice as a garnish not only enhances the visual appeal but also adds a touch of freshness to the drink.

Experiment with Flavors: Feel free to experiment with additional flavors. You can add a splash of rose water or a hint of crushed mint leaves for extra aromatic notes. Adjust the flavors to your liking and create your unique version of Kulukki Sarbath.

Serve Immediately: Kulukki Sarbath is best enjoyed immediately after preparation. The flavors and textures are at their peak freshness, and the crushed ice keeps the drink cool. Avoid letting it sit for too long, as the fruits may become mushy and the drink may lose its fizziness.

Enjoy the Experience: Making Kulukki Sarbath is not only about the end result but also about the process. Take your time to savor the aroma, colors, and flavors as you prepare the drink. Enjoy the vibrant and refreshing nature of this traditional Kerala beverage.

FAQs

Q: Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh lemons?

A: While fresh lemon juice is recommended for the best flavor, you can use bottled lemon juice as a substitute if fresh lemons are not available. However, keep in mind that bottled lemon juice may have a slightly different taste and may not provide the same level of freshness as freshly squeezed lemons.

Q: Can I make Kulukki Sarbath in advance?

A: It is best to prepare Kulukki Sarbath just before serving to maintain the freshness of the ingredients and the vibrant flavors. The fruits may become soft and lose their texture if prepared too far in advance. However, you can prepare the sugar syrup and keep it refrigerated, and then mix it with the lemon juice, fruits, and other ingredients just before serving to save time.

Q: Can I use different fruits in Kulukki Sarbath?

A: Absolutely! While pineapple and watermelon are commonly used, you can experiment with various fruits to create your own unique version of Kulukki Sarbath. Mangoes, strawberries, oranges, and even cucumbers can be used to add different flavors and textures to the drink. Just ensure that the fruits you choose are ripe and juicy.

Q: Can I make a non-spicy version of Kulukki Sarbath?

A: Yes, you can omit the green chili if you prefer a non-spicy version of Kulukki Sarbath. The drink will still be refreshing and flavorful with the tanginess of lemon and the sweetness of the fruits and sugar syrup.

Q: Can I make Kulukki Sarbath without sugar?

A: The sweetness from the sugar syrup is a key component of Kulukki Sarbath. However, if you prefer to reduce or avoid sugar, you can experiment with natural sweeteners like honey, agave syrup, or stevia. Adjust the quantity according to your taste preferences.

Q: Can I make a larger batch of Kulukki Sarbath?

A: Yes, you can scale up the recipe to make a larger batch of Kulukki Sarbath. Simply adjust the quantities of the ingredients accordingly. However, it is still recommended to prepare the drink just before serving to maintain its freshness.

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Kulukki Sarbath Recipe Card

North Indian Kitchen
Chilled Kulukki Sarbath is in summers. This drink made from lemon & sabja seeds which make this drink more yummy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Kerala India
Servings 1
Calories 218 kcal

Equipments

1 Sauce Pan
1 Tall Glass

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chilled Water
  • Few Mint leaves
  • ½ Lemon
  • A slice of Lemon
  • 1 Green chili slitted
  • 5-6 Ice cubes

For Sugar Syrup

  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Firstly take a pan, pour 1 cup of water & sugar into it. Heat it until sugar gets fully dissolves in water.
    2. After heating approximately for 1 minute the syrup will get ready. Now switch off the flame and aside the syrup to get cool down.
    3. Now take a big glass, put a small lemon slice & some fresh mint leaves.
    4. Afterwards pour the cooled sugar syrup into it. Make sure that the sugar should dissolved fully otherwise it will come in the mouth.
    5. Add 5-6 ice cubes as it will give chillness to your drink.
    6. Add chilled water to the glass and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
    7. Now append the fresh lemon juice.
    8. Add sabja seeds, be sure that you should soak the sabja seeds 8-9 hours prior to your drink.
    9. If using a green chili, slit it lengthwise and remove the seeds. Finely chop the chili.
    10. Using a long spoon/big tumbler, gently mix the chili, and syrup together, allowing the flavors to blend.
    11. Garnish with a spring of mint leaves for added freshness and visual appeal.
    Your Sarbath is Ready to serve

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Notes

  • You can adjust the sweetness and spice levels according to your taste preferences.
  • Use ripe and juicy fruits for the best flavor and texture.
  • Gently crush the fruits while mixing to release their flavors without mashing them completely.
  • You can experiment with additional flavors such as rose water or crushed mint leaves for a unique twist.
Nutrition Facts
Kulukki Sarbath Recipe Card
Amount per Serving
Calories
218
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.2
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.01
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.03
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Sodium
 
39
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
65
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
58
g
19
%
Sugar
 
56
g
62
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Protein
 
0.3
g
1
%
Vitamin A
 
7
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
14
mg
17
%
Calcium
 
20
mg
2
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Tooo tasty drink for summertime. I’ve made this recipe as you said in this blog and it was awesome. Thanks to North Indian Kitchen

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