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Sabja (Basil) Seeds Milkshake Recipe

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A refreshing milkshake prepared with sabja (basil) seeds

A refreshing milkshake prepared with sabja (basil) seeds

Sabja seeds, or sweet basil seeds, provide very some useful health benefits. Try this refreshing summertime drink and reap the healthy rewards.

Known as Indian chia seeds, sweet basil seeds indeed have some similarities with chia seeds. In both cases, when the seeds are soaked in water, they quickly absorb the water and swell to take on a gelatinous form in a matter of minutes.

Cook Time

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20 min

10 min

30 min

1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp sabja seeds (tukhmaria or sweet basil seeds)
  • 1 cup water, for soaking
  • 1/8 tsp kesar (saffron)
  • 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 3-4 tsp ground sugar
  • 250 ml chilled milk

Instructions

  1. Wash the sabja seeds and soak them in water for 15 minutes.
  2. Soak the kesar in warm milk and set aside.
  3. After 15 minutes, strain out the water and transfer the sabja seeds to a bowl. Add the kesar milk, ground sugar, and chilled milk. Stir until the sugar dissolves and serve immediately.

Sabja (Basil) Seeds Milkshake

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 26, 2020:

Thank you, Amy. You have a great day too.

Amy on August 24, 2020:

I would love to try this milk shake.

Thanks for sharing this recipe. Have a lovely day!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 23, 2020:

You can prepare decoctions with basil leaves for cough, cold etc. Boosts immunity too, Flourish. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 23, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 23, 2020:

Thanks for your input, Peggy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 23, 2020:

Certainly you can use any milk Pamela, vegan or not.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 23, 2020:

Thanks a lot, Bill.

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 22, 2020:

Now this is really different. I have never heard of cooking with basil seeds. I love fresh basil leaves.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 22, 2020:

This is different and Basil seeds have a special taste.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 21, 2020:

I keep picking the seed blossoms off of our basil plants to keep them growing instead of going to seed. I had no idea that the basil seeds plump up like chia seeds. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 21, 2020:

This recipe is easy and I think it is probably very tasty. I can't drink milk due to lung disease, unfortunately. Maybe I can use my coconut milk in this recipe? I can't use almond milk as I am allergic to almonds.

Have a nice weekend, Rajan.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 21, 2020:

Well, I love milkshakes, so I would give this a try. Sounds like a nice summer drink. Thank you sir!