Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Bel Sherbet

I have never been a fan of experimenting with beverages hot or cold. In Summers I love my ready made sherbets and find comfort in adding them to my glass of water. The maximum I go is making a glass of lemonade. So you get the picture, it has never been beyond all that. No wonder I have almost no recipes under that section in my blog.
But this year, something happened and I do not know what but I am suddenly super interested in Summer coolers. I have been making a new one every day and am so enjoying it that I decided to do an Instagram series on the same. You may check by clicking on this link .
Frankly speaking, I have never liked the Bel sherbet much. I remember my Chachaji who I have always fondly called 'Uncleji' used to bring this fruit every Summers and make the sherbet at home. I must have tasted it but never liked it. As we grow old, a lot of things change. Our perspectives, our ideas, our tastes, they all keep evolving and so perhaps I had the desire to experiment with it. Both Vishal and me enjoyed the prominent woody flavor of the sherbet. While Vishal hates any salt in his juices/sherbet, I enjoyed mine with a sprinkle of rock salt.

Ingredients :
  • 1 Bel/bael/wood apple
  • 1 cup water or more
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar (adjust according to the sweetness of the fruit)
  • rock salt, optional

Procedure :
Crack open the hard shell of the bel fruit.
Scoop out the inside with a spoon and take it out in a bowl.
Put some water in it and let it sit or 5-10 minutes.
Squeeze the pulp with your hands or a spoon.
Strain the mixture.
Add sugar and adjust water, adding more if required.
Add rock salt and stir well.
Chill it before serving.

Happy Bel sherbet relishing


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much. Its a must for the scorching Summers.

  2. Thats awesome, my mom makes it same way... I will try it with rock salt :)

    1. Hey, thank you for dropping by. I hope you enjoy your summer cooler ๐Ÿ˜Š

    2. Hey, thank you for dropping by. I hope you enjoy your summer cooler ๐Ÿ˜Š



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