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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.

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Cook Time

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20 min

10 min

30 min

1 serving


  • 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


  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

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