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Sabja Seeds Recipe, How To Use Sabja Seeds

A sweet drink or sharbat recipe made using soaked sabja seeds which is a good drink during summers as they are a great body coolant.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 160 kcal


  • 2 teaspoon sabja seeds/sweet basil seeds
  • 2 glasses of chilled water and ice cubes
  • 6 tablespoon roohafza/rose syrup/strawberry syrup
  • 2 teaspoon lemon extracted juice
  • 5-6 mint leaves


How To Use Sabja Seeds:

  • Firstly, handpick any small unwanted pebbles from the seeds and discard them.
  • Wash the seeds once or twice.
  • Soak 2 teaspoon sabja seeds in 1 small bowl of water for about 2 hours.
  • Once they are soaked, we observe that they have increased their size many times and swollen.
  • Once the seeds appear swollen perfectly, strain out the excess water that remains.
  • The swollen soaked seeds should be added in drinks such as lemonade or falooda or any drink of our choice.
  • The soaked seeds can be kept in refrigerator for 2-3 days and can be added to any drink while drinking.

Making Basil Seed Drink or Sabja Seeds Drink:

  • In a glass, add 3 tablespoon roohafza/rose syrup/any syrup.
  • Add chilled water into the glass and stir well.
  • Add a table spoon of soaked sabja seeds into it.
  • Add in some lemon extracted juice.
  • Add in some mint leaves.
  • Stir the drink well.
  • Add ice cubes and serve chilled!!!
  • Similarly prepare another glass of sabja drink and serve chilled!!!


1. Here I have added sabja seeds to a syrup called as roohafza which is usually available in India but it can also be added into any rose syrup drink or strawberry syrup drink or any fruit flavored drink.
2.Adding few lemon drops and mint leaves adds in good taste to the sabja drink.
3.Soaked sabja seeds can be added to even chilled milk or fruit custard.


Nutrition Facts
Sabja Seeds Recipe, How To Use Sabja Seeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.