Bael Ka Sharbat is a refreshing drink made with just Bael (Wood Apple). This age-old drink to beat the heat is amazing and is a foolproof remedy to avoid heatstroke (Loo)

Easy, simple, and with immense benefits, so no reason to not have it.

Bael ka Sharbat

What is Bael?

Bael is a fruit, one of its kind. It’s called Wood Apple in English as this fruit is hard as wood from outside with a soft pulp inside.

It is a native fruit of the Indian sub-continent. It is known by different local and vernacular names in various parts of the sub-continent – bel, beli, belache, bilva, bengal quince, wood apple, stone apple, japanese bitter orange etc.

The fruit is also held in high esteem in Hindu mythology. The leaves and fruit are offered to Lord Shiva as part of offerings to the deity (Remember during Shivratri).

How to Eat it

During my childhood, I remember, apart from having its sharbat,  we even used to eat the pulp (Though a very messy thing to eat)

No knife was used. Just break it, grab a handful of it, and into the mouth.

Yes, don’t try to cut it. In fact, break it. Just the way you break a coconut. And then, take out the pulp, using a spoon or best is your hands.

Bael Sherbet/ Wood apple Squash

 

Bael Sharbat/ Wood apple Squash

 

Benefits

The Bael fruit has immense health and medicinal benefits for the body –

 

How To Make

No boiling… No cooking… No salt… No Cumin Powder

 

Bael Sharbat/ Wood apple Squash

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Take the Bael, wash it properly.
  2. Break it like you break a coconut.
  3. Scoop out the pulp using a spoon/ladle.
  4. Put the pulp in a vessel.
  5. Add some water, enough to cover it fully.
  6. Put this in the blender and run the blender for few seconds, say 10 to 12 seconds.
  7. Strain it in a colander.
  8. Add powdered sugar as per your taste.
  9. Chill in the refrigerator.
  10. At the time of serving. dilute it by adding water.
  11. Add few drops of lemon juice, drop in ice cubes.
  12. Serve with a warm smile.

Bael ka Sharbat

FAQs

Q) How to know whether its ripened or not as the outer covering is hard like a stone?

Q) What about the quantities as nothing is mentioned?

Yes. This post is more about the method rather than the recipe. I have not mentioned the quantities and you can add water and sugar as per your taste.

Q) I do not want to use a mixer. Can I take out the juice just by rubbing it with my hands?

Of course, you can. If doing by hand then leave it for an hour or so. As the pulp gets soften up and easy to mash.

Q) I do not have Boora sugar. Can I add white sugar?

You can add normal sugar also, only that it will take some time to dissolve. So, you can powder it first and then add for quick results.

Q) Can I store it in the refrigerator?

 

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Bael Sherbat

Sharbat made with Bael is excellent to beat the heat in peak summers.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Bael (Woodapple)
  • Sugar As Per Taste

Instructions
 

  • Take the Bael, wash it properly.
  • Break it like you break a coconut.
  • Scoop out the pulp using a spoon/ladle.
  • Put the pulp in a vessel.
  • Add some water, enough to cover it fully.
  • Put this in the blender and run the blender for few seconds, say 10 to 12 seconds.
  • Strain it in a colander.
  • Add powdered sugar as per your taste.
  • Chill in the refrigerator.
  • At the time of serving. dilute it by adding water.
  • Add few drops of lemon juice, drop in ice cubes.
  • Serve with a warm smile.
Keyword Bael ka Sharbat, Woodapple Squash

 

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