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Kulukki sarbath is a delicious summertime drink that is popular in Kerala, a state situated on the southwestern coast of India. A great choice to beat the summer heat, the drink is named after the method of preparation. "Kulukki" means "shaken" in Malayalam, the local language of Kerala, and the drink is prepared by shaking.
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- 1 glass cold water
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 lemon
- 1 green chili
- 1 tablespoon khus khus (poppy seeds)
- Mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- Soak 1 tablespoon black poppy seeds (khus khus) in about 3-4 tablespoons cold water and set aside. After some time, the poppy seeds will absorb the water.
- In a Mason jar or any container that can be closed with an airtight seal, pour one glass of cold water.
- To the cold water, add the sugar and mix it well until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Cut a slice from the lemon and add into the sugar mix.
- Cut the green chili in half and add it into the sugar mix as well.
- To this add some mint leaves. This will add a particularly refreshing flavor to the drink.
- Now squeeze the remaining lemon and add the lemon juice to the sugar mix.
- Add the soaked black poppy seeds (khus khus).
- After all of the ingredients have been added, close the container tightly and shake it well. The shaking process is the reason why it is called "kulukki," which means "shaken" in Malayalam (the local language in Kerala).
- Once well shaken, transfer it to a serving glass with ice cubes.
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