Khus ka Sharbat (Cool Poppy seeds squash drink)

Khus Ka Sharbat
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Refreshing, sweet and tasty drink that can be taken as a cool treat a hot summer day, Khus ka Sharbat is a green colored drink that’s quite soothing. It also has medicinal benefits in that it reduces burning all over the skin, purifies blood, reduces excessive thirst and helps in dehydration too.


  • Sugar                                       2-1/2 cups
  • Water                                      1 glass
  • Green food color (liquid)           1 teaspoon
  • Poppy extract or essence           1 teaspoon
  • Vinegar                                    1 teaspoon
  • Crushed ice                              1/2 cup


  1. Pour water in a pan and put sugar in it; keep the pan on high heat.
  2. Boil the mixture until it becomes thick. Then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Add vinegar and mix well, turn off the heat.

Note: At this point, take a spoonful of the syrup and take some within your thumb and index finger. Check that it should be of one thread consistency.

  1. Strain the sugar syrup through a fine sieve and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Add color and essence and stir to mix well. Fill the syrup in a clean and dry bottle.
  3. Take two long glasses and put crushed ice, pour 2 tablespoons khus sharbat syrup in each glass and fill the glass with chilled water.

Tip: You may add soda instead of water to make the drink fizzy.

  1. Stir with a stirrer or spoon and serve chilled.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

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