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Bel ka Sharbat – How to Make Wood Apple Squash

May 31, 2021

Bel ka Sharbat is one of the most favored healthy energy drinks during summers in India. Bael ka Sharbat is the best beverage during the scorching heat of the summers, especially in Northern India.

bel ka sharbat

About Bel ka Sharbat Recipe:

Bel ka sharbat is a homemade energy drink, acts as a coolant and is excellent for the stomach. It not only keeps your body hydrated but also protects you from heat-strokes.

The bel fruit is also called as Wood apple, elephant apple, monkey fruit, etc. Funny names, I know. Why it is called so? The answer is simple. Bel fruit had a very hard and thick outer shell that feels like wood and hence the name “Wood apple”.

Since elephants like it very much, it is called an “elephant apple”, as well. You can read more about Wood Apple here.

bael ka sharbat recipe

Whenever I used to visit Bhagalpur (My hometown, a city in the state of Bihar), one thing that I used to have the most was bael ka sharbat.

We used to visit there during peak summers (around end of May). The summers were very intense in Bhagalpur. In fact, the sun used to be so hot that going out in the sun in the afternoon was a tough thing to do. A lot of people suffered from heat strokes and digestion-related problems.

Bael ka Sharbat was a solutions to most of these problems.

bel ka sharbat

Why you should Make this Recipe?

As per health experts, wood apple helps relieving constipation, indigestion, dysentery, control diabetes, boost the immune system, and is good for the liver. There are some more additional health benefits, which is why I prefer and love making this amazing recipe. They are –

  • Tasty!
  • Is great as an after workout drink 
  • Easy summer drink
  • Helps to keep the body cool
  • Bael juice with jaggery fights against fatigue and loss of energy.
  • and many more…

You can Read More about Wood Apple/ Bael Fruit here.

Bel ka Sherbat

Looking for some more Summer Drink Recipes?

Here are some more healthy and refreshing summer drinks, you might want to try this summer. These are very simple and mouth watering Indian Beverages, you would love for sure!!!

Namkeen Chana Sattu Sharbat Recipe – How to Make Sattu ke Sharbat

Creamy Punjabi Sweet Lassi – Indian Yogurt Drink

Minty Watermelon Lemonade Recipe

Muskmelon Lassi – Cantaloupe Yogurt Smoothie

bel ka sharbat

Basic Ingredients used to make Bel ka Sharbat:

Wood Apple: Wood apple is of course the key ingredient in this recipe.

Sugar: Since the fruit is naturally sweet, it does not require additional use of sugar or jaggery. But then I have used “sugar” in this recipe because my family demanded it. But you can always use jaggery as well, to make it more healthy. It’s completely your choice to use any sweetener or not.

Water: To make sharbat I have used water here, but you can also use milk instead of water. It tastes really great with milk too.

Ice cubes: Something, which is optional.

bael ka sharbat

Bael ka Sharbat – Wood Apple Squash

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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bel ka sharbat
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Puja

Ingredients

  • 1 nos Wood Apple/Bel
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • Water, chilled twice the amount of Bael pulp, or as needed
  • Ice Cubes

Instructions

  • Wash wood apple, break them and take out its pulp.
  • In a vessel add pulp and water doubled than pulp and let it soak for at-least an hour.
  • After that smash it well with your hands until the pulp gets properly dissolved in the water. (separate the seeds and threads from the pulp)
  • Filter the mixture with juice filter. (I prefer not not to do it it is entirely your choice)
  • Add sugar in the juice and when it is mixed properly then add cold water or ice cubes in it. Your Bael ka Sharbat is ready for drink.

Notes

You can make the bel sherbet thin or thick by adding more or less water.
You can use milk instead of water if you want, or half of both.
Do not consume bael juice on a completely empty stomach.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Bael ka Sharbat – Wood Apple Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bel ka Sharbat Recipe:

When should I drink Bel juice?

You can drink bael ka sharbat before lunch or dinner to reduce heat and thirst from body.

Can we drink Bel juice daily?

If bel is easily available for you then you can drink a glass of bael ka sharbat, every day. It is a choice you can make, if you are looking for some healthy and filling drink in summers.

Can we store Bael juice?

Yes, you can store bel juice for up to 5 days in a refrigerator. And the best way to store the bel juice is in a glass container with an airtight seal.

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Puja


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Puja Darshan

    • You are right David, this sharbat is very good for summer and it has lot of health benefits too. The ripe fruit is consumed as custard along with milk and sugar. It tastes really great. 🙂

  • Wow Puja, this took me straight to my childhood. We used to drink bel ka sharbat all the time during our summer vacation at my nani’s house. Those were the days! Nani would make us all fresh bel ka sharbat everyday and we would happily gulp it down. Thank you for sharing this, brought back so many memories!

    • You are right Manali, nowadays I also don’t get a chance to enjoy these kind of drinks, since here in Bangalore wood apple is not easily available. After almost two years I went to my Mom’s place to spend the summer vacations. I really enjoyed my time with my Father and Mother. Thanks for your sweet comment Manali. 🙂

  • I have a confession to make; I have never liked bael as a child and sadly we don’t get baels where I live. So now I don’t know how does it taste, because its been ages since I had it last time. But your sharabt is making me drool that I so want it right now. May be I will try this during my next visit to India. 🙂

  • I saw an article in the New York times stating the temperature was 123 in India last week which blew my mind. I can’t imagine dealing with that kind of heat, I think it must be particularly hard for the very young and very old. Living in the states we are very limited to the variety of produce available to us, I hope one day to try Wood Apple.

    • Thanks Mary for visiting my blog. 🙂
      Yes at times some of the cities in India experience extreme temperature and yes like what you said it is too harsh on kids and the elderly.

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