Red Plum Sharbat aka Alu Bukhare Ka Sharbat is a delicious non alcoholic beverage made from red juicy plum with a little touch of fennel seeds
When wrapping the things at my Ammi’s place in January , I came across pages and notes along with real old urdu recipe book. With torn pages & ink marks were the reminders of the time it had been written. Ammi had a habit of writing different recipes. It may be her own or from Radio, TV and also from friends with little notes of her additions. I don’t know what is the source of her recipes but now it has become a precious thing for me to keep in my diary. These are the memoirs for me to keep. I have her old letters written to me when I came to Dubai. They are simply papers and things written for anyone, but for me these are my valued possessions.
Alu Bukhare Ka Sharbat / Red Plum Sharbat is my ammi’s recipes from her collection. The use of fennel seeds along with plum gives a unique taste to this sharbat.
First we start with washing red plums. Then boil whole plums with water along with sugar and and fennel powder. for about 15 minutes on medium flame with open pan. In short we have to cook till plum is completely soft and seed can be removed by crushing with the back of the spoon.Once done remove and keep aside to cool. Add the salt. Whenever you need to make Alu Bukhare Ka Sharbat / Red Plum Sharbat , add 1/3 part of it in a glass with loads of crushed ice and little water. Taste and adjust to your preference.
To serve: 2 trays of Crushed Ice, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, 1 & 1/2 glass water
In a deep vessel put together plums,sugar, water, fennel seeds & salt.
Cook on the medium flame for 10 minutes. Stirring from time to time.
With the back of spoon crush & remove plum seed.
Crush till mushy. Cool
To Serve : For individual serving add 1/3 of the plum concoction with crushed ice & 1/4 glass water & sprinkle some fennel seeds. OR For whole serving mix all together.
Cuisine: Indian |
Prepared Plum concoctions can be kept in fridge for about a month in airtight glass bottle.
Honey can be substituted with sugar. Don't add sugar while cooking plum. When the entire cooking is done & mixture has cooled off then add honey.