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 falsas 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
- 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!