kulukki sarbat (pineapple limeade)
Kulukki Sarbat (Pineapple Limeade) is the ultimate fresh limeade from Kerala. It’s sweet, tangy, and mildly hot at the same time, making it a refreshing treat for your taste buds.
Servings Prep Time
2people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1minute 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
2people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1minute 10minutes
  1. Soak the sabja seeds in a cup of lukewarm water for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Scoop the watermelon to melon balls or cut them into small bite-size chunks (watermelon is an optional ingredient).
  3. Cut the lime into two, and remove the pips.
  4. I added mint leaves in the tray while making ice. When the water froze, I got these nice ice cubes with a tint of green.
  5. When the ice melts, the refreshing mint leaves will add a new flavour to your drink. Mint leaves are optional in this recipe.
  6. The sabja seeds would have doubled in volume by now.
  7. In a jar or bottle, squeeze half a lime, add half the sabja seeds, half of the chopped pineapple, 1 tablespoon honey, a pinch of salt, green chillies.
  8. Pour 250 ml soda (sparkling water), and shake well.
  9. Keep in mind that you are shaking an aerated drink. You don’t want to ruin your kitchen walls.
  10. It’s almost ready! Pour the shaken sarbat to a tall glass. Top it up with ice, and a couple of watermelon balls. Serve fresh!
Recipe Notes
  • If you are allergic to pineapple, replace them with fruits of your choice. Finely chop them so that some of the flavours make it to the sarbat
  • Use discretion while adding green chillies. It might be a good idea to remove them before serving to kids (or grownups who have less tolerance to the chilli heat)
  • Advice:¬†Add more honey if you have a sweet tooth

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