Saturday, November 24, 2018

Sirap Selasih【兰香子玫瑰饮】

One of my favorite drinks during the Ramadan month is this Sirap Selasih drink. This refreshing drink not only replenish sugar and liquid the body needed during the fasting month, the Holy basil seeds/Selasih/Sabja seeds added to it makes the drink very nutritious.

According to this website:

Sabja seeds, or basil seeds, are full of fibre content, which keeps your stomach fuller for longer time (reduces your appetite), further prevent overeating and unnecessary cravings. They are also a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that comes from high levels of omega-3 fatty acids present in the seeds. These acids help in stimulating the fat burning metabolism in the body. In fact, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, daily consumption of linolenic acid results in fat loss

. Besides this, basil seeds are low in calories and high in nutrients. A teaspoon of sabja seeds would not pack up more than two to four calories and will ensure that your body is loaded with vitamins and minerals - including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron along with vitamins A, B-complex, E and K - all of which are essential for weight management.



兰香子,学名明列子,为唇型花科、罗勒属、一年生、芳香性亚灌木状、草本植物。原产于印度又名罗勒子、奇异子、南眉籽。当地土著称“达卡”从西元3500年前阿兹迪卡古文明已经开始种植食用,是一种带来健康及体力和耐力的食物。 兰香子可以作为饮料的种子,具有排毒、清热、健脾、养胃、减肥保健等功效。


1 tbsp of Sabja/Basil Seeds/Selasih/Tukmaria seeds soaked in 1 big cup of water for 10 minutes
1/4 cup of Rooh Afza Sharbat Syrup  or Rose Syrup
1 litre of Cold drinking water
Ice cubes

1 大勺 兰香子/明列子 (加一杯水泡开)
1/4 杯 玫瑰糖浆 或 Rooh Afza Sharbat Syrup
1 公升 饮用水

1. Soak the sabja/tukmaria/selasih seeds in water for 10 minutes.

2. Add Rose Syrup/Roof Afza in drinking water to make rose drink, add ice cubes and the soaked sabja seeds, serve chilled.

1. 把兰香子/明列子泡水十分钟至发涨。

2. 饮用水里加入玫瑰露搅拌匀,加入冰块和泡开的兰香子即可。冷饮最佳。

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