falsa-flavoured lemonade

Falsa-Flavoured Lemonade (Made Without Falsas) Recipe

If you’re from South Asia you have definitely grown up with the love of falsas, the tangy flavoured berry. It is called grewia in English but I haven’t been able to find it outside Pakistan. As soon as summer approaches in Pakistan, vendors appear on street sides, balancing baskets full of fresh falsasĀ on their bicycles. I have craved the tangy, sweet and sour taste of falsas for long. This falsa-flavoured lemonade (made without falsas) is my little tribute to one of my most favourite fruits!

Falsa-Flavoured Lemonade Recipe


You can make this lemonade either with raspberries or strawberries. I like to use frozen ones but you can use fresh ones also for the falsa-flavoured lemonade.

  • 1 cup of strawberries or raspberries
  • 1/4 cup of chopped mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of kala namak
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Water and ice cubes

How to:

  • Put all the ingredients together in a blender and make a mix.
  • I keep adding the water till I get the desired taste.
  • If your blender is OK with ice cubes use those for a wonderful consistency otherwise you can add cubes later.
  • You can also mix the ingredients (strawberry or raspberries, kala namak, sugar, salt, mint leaves and lemon juice) without water and make a concentrate that you can use later.

I made this falsa-flavoured lemonade for a garden party at my house. I made the concentrate a day before and kept it in the refrigerator. On the day of the event I added water and ice cubes along with frozen strawberries on top. Add water till you get your desired taste. My kids love doing the testing (and drinking the lemonade non-stop ;)).

This falsa-flavoured lemonade (made without falsas) was a treat for folks like me who really miss falsas. The drink was a huge hit with guests! It also makes a colourful addition to the setting.

Let me know if you try this recipe and how it turns out!

falsa-flavoured lemonade