May 28, 2014

Sweet Basil Seed Drink Recipe / Basil Seeds Lemonade Recipe / Sabja Seed Recipes

I always thought basil seeds / sabja seeds as a falooda seed. I always wanted to add those in my falooda recipe, but couldn't find it in my super markets. Months back when i went to chennai and got a chance to visit the nuts and spices shop, i was so thrilled to see that seed there. I immediately bought a packet. I researched a lot about this seeds and getting aware of their medicinal properties, Now i am using that in most of my drinks and loving it. I am yet to try the famous royal falooda recipe. So try this simple drink and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 2 mins
Serves : 1 or 2


Cold Water - as needed
Lemon Juice - 2 tblspn or to taste
Sugar - 3 tblspn or to taste
Sabja Seeds / Basil Seeds - 1 tblspn


Take sabja seeds in a bowl and add in 1/2 cup of water and let it soak for 10 mins.

Take 1/2 cup water in a sauce pan, add in sugar and mix well. Put this on stove and let the sugar melt.

Now take it off the heat and let it cool down. Add in lemon juice and mix well.

Now take a tall glass, add the soaked sabja seeds, lemon juice mix and water. Mix well.

Serve immediately.

Take sabja seeds and soak them in water for 10 mins

Take water in a sauce pan

Add in sugar

Heat till sugar is melted

Let it cool

Add in lemon juice

Mix well and set aside

Take a glass

add in soaked sabja seeds

pour in water

Add in some cold water

Stir it well

Serve cold



  1. Aarthi,

    I guess these are not sweet basil seeds.

    Sabja seeds are different.

    I guess these are similar to chia seeds (US)


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