Sharbat Making Workshop

Delving into the sensuous world of Sharbats!


Saturday 5 May 2012, 12 noon to 5 pm

Venue: Genda Mahal, Lado Sarai

Workshop Fee: Rs. 1500/-

For venue details and registration contact:

Himanshu Verma / 41764054 /

Customised workshops available for groups / organisations.



Sharbat is a popular summer beverage, prepared from diverse ingredients such as extracts of fruits, flowers, plants and herbs. In the age of colas and toxic aerated drinks, we seem to have forgotten the goodness of these indigenous Indian beverages which are nutritious refreshers, thirst quenchers and summer coolers, also having medicinal / ayurvedic properties. Sharbats, in all their mindboggling variety are truly natural saatvik foods.

Become a Sharbat expert in a matter of hours – it’s easier than you think! Learn to make fresh sharbats in the kitchen (without any preservatives). Participants will be introduced to basic ways of Sharbat making, a knowledge which they can apply to extend their repertoire over time. In the course of the workshop, we will make about 10-12 sharbats, including:

  1. Fruit based Sharbats: Bel, Phalsa and others
  2. Grain based Sharbats: Sattus
  3. Pannas: Mango Panna, Imli (Tamarind) Panna, Kishmish ka Panna
  4. Miscellaneous: Badaam (Almond) Gulab (Rose), Ginger-Lemon, Saunf (Aniseed) and more
  5. Yoghurt and milk based drinks: Piyush, Thandai

Sharbats are capable of many a sensual summer experience, replete with their array of colours, aromas and flavours, and the sensory universe of music, and food and beauty that encircles them…

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Image: Johanna Buss

Image: Johanna Buss

Image: Johanna Buss

Image: Mayank Austen Soofi