How to make Sofiyani Sherbat -

This cooling drink with predominant fennel flavor is a delight especially on hot summer days

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Fennel seeds (saunf) (सौंफ), Cumin seeds (जीरा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Beverages

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Sofiyani Sherbat

Sofiyani Sherbat Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for Sofiyani Sherbat Recipe

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Coriander seeds 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1 1/2 cups

  • Ice cubes as required

  • Black salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint sprigs to garnish


Step 1

Heat a deep non-stick pan, add saunf, cumin seeds and coriander seeds and dry roast on low heat for 2-3 minutes or till fragrant.

Step 2

Transfer roasted mixture in a blender and let it cool down. Add sugar and blend to a fine powder.

Step 3

Transfer the blended mixture into a bowl. Add 3 cups water, ice cubes, black salt and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 4

Transfer some of the ice cubes into serving glasses. Strain the sherbat into another bowl and add more ice cubes.

Step 5

Pour this sherbet into the serving glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and served chilled.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.