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Bael Ka Sharbat,Wood Apple Punch

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Bael Ka Sharbat is a traditional non-alcoholic summer drink you can serve your family.

Bael is known by different names Wood Apple, Stone Apple, Bengal quince, Golden Apple, Japanese Bitter Orange. The aroma of the ripe fruit once the hardcover was broken is so heady, the fruit tastes sweet and tangy.

 In Hinduism, the tree is considered as sacred and it is mentioned in the Rig Veda as the residence of Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth. We all know that Bael fruit and leaves are used in the worship of Lord Shiv.

In my recent trips up and down to Dharwad, my hometown was too often as my father was not too well. In the last trip, we went to “More” a supermarket close to our home and stocked up all the fruits and vegetables my father will need. I came across this beautiful fruit which we called bael!

As a child, it was my favourite snack and we used to eat the bael “chori-chori” in school almost all year round whether ripe or raw a little salt and we were ready to go.  Amma made some kind of chutney with it.

Wood Apple, Stone Apple, Bengal Quince
Bael

It is only now that I am looking at Google and understand that we can

The fruits can be eaten either fresh from trees or after being dried and produced into candy, toffee, pulp powder or nectar. The leaves and small shoots are eaten as salad greens.

Now I am trying to reduce my junk food dependence and hence made this Bael Ka Sharbat or Wood Apple Squash. One glass of this sharbat and my Elevenses is done. If a bit hungry drink one more glass low on calories and filling what else do you need?

 

There are few non-alcoholic drinks Indian Style that I have tried in the past and they are

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Bael Ka Sharbat, Wood Apple Punch

Bael Ka Sharbat is a traditional non-alcoholic summer drink you can serve your family.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Drink, Elvenses, Kid-Friendly
Cuisine: North Indian
Keyword: bel, Drink, wood apple drink, wood apple punch
Servings: 5 glasses

Ingredients

  • 1 bael fruit/ wood apple
  • 2 tbsp Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Jeera/ cumin powder
  • kala namak/ black salt to taste
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Water chilled as needed
  • ice cubes I did not use

Instructions

  • The fruit has a hard covering. Hit it on the floor and open it.
  • Scoop out the pulp with a spoon and collect it in a big bowl.
  • Mash the pulp in the water with your hands.
  • Let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture with a sieve and separate the seeds and fibre.
  • Soak the pulp again and then strain it again.
  • Add jaggery, lemon juice and the rest of the ingredients.
  • Adjust water and the rest of the ingredients mix everything properly.
  • Serve chilled.

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16 thoughts

  • January 20, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Yes this is a very popular sherbet served in summers , I think it’s called kotha in Gujrati , and they make a very delicious chutney .
    Those bottles look lovely and the sherbet has a pretty colour .

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      😀 Thanks Vaishali.

  • January 21, 2019 at 3:22 am

    It is called kautha in Marathi. I remember my mother made a chutney with it. I had never heard of this drink. Sounds delicious – sweet and sour.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      Yes, this is new to me and I am loving it.

  • January 21, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    I miss wood apple here, wish i get this fruit here. Bael ka sharbat looks absolutely ultimate and refreshing.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 22, 2019 at 9:22 am

      True Priya we miss something we enjoyed as kids always.

  • January 23, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    I have ever heard of the chutney made with wood apple. This beverage sounds good. Must be a good thirst quencher.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 24, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks, dear.

  • January 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    It has been ages since I saw this fruit. This beal ka sharbat sounds yummy and loved your traditional recipes this week.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:11 pm

      😀

  • January 26, 2019 at 8:56 am

    We get these only during Ganesh Chaturti. Next time I get one, I am definitely trying this sherbath.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      😀

  • January 28, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Oh, we always end up wasting the Bael fruit when we get it for Ganesh Chathurti..will make this next time we get it!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      January 30, 2019 at 10:00 pm

      😀

  • February 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    We make wood apple pachadi always. This sharbat sounds interesting and will definitely give it a try.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 18, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks.

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