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Sarbath

Sarbath

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 25

Ingredients

Serves 1

  • lemons 10-12 nos

  • Water 1 cups

  • Organic unrefined cane sugar or regular sugar or raw sugar 500 gms

  • Saffron (kesar) - crushed (optional) 1/2 tsp

  • Green cardamoms (chotti elachi) - crushed or 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (optional) 8-9 nos

Directions

  • 01

    First in a pan or sauce pan, take 1 cup water and 500 grams sugar

  • 02

    keep this sugar-water solution on a low flame

  • 03

    stir so that the sugar dissolves

  • 04

    the solution will be sticky when you touch it

  • 05

    when all the sugar has dissolved switch off the flame

  • 06

    you can also heat the sugar solution till 1/2 string or 1 string consistency

  • 07

    next step will be to filter the sugar solution of its impurities

  • 08

    line a bowl with a strainer

  • 09

    line the strainer with a muslin cloth

  • 10

    now pour the hot sugar solution carefully through the muslin lined strainer into the bowl

  • 11

    heres the collected sugar syrup in the bowl

  • 12

    let this filtered sugar solution become lukewarm or come down to a room temperature

  • 13

    then rinse the lemons well in water

  • 14

    halve them

  • 15

    with a lemon squeezer, extract juice from each half in a bowl or mug

  • 16

    from 500 grams lemons, i got 1 cup lemon juice

  • 17

    if there are small seeds in the lemon juice, then filter it through a tea strainer

  • 18

    powder seeds of 8 to 9 cardamoms and 1/2 tsp saffron/kesar in a mortar-pestle

  • 19

    keep aside

  • 20

    now add the lemon juice to the sugar syrup

  • 21

    the sugar syrup should be lukewarm or at room temperature when you add the lemon juice

  • 22

    add the powdered cardamom and saffron

  • 23

    stir the lemon squash very well

  • 24

    now pour the lemon squash in a sterilized bottle or jar

  • 25

    close the lid tightly and refrigerate

  • 26

    when preparing the lemon squash drink, add 3 to 4 tbsp of the squash in a glass and add water

  • 27

    stir and serve

  • 28

    you can also add ice cubes in the drink or make the drink with chilled water

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